University College Dublin
Area of Study
Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewIntroduction to the techniques and methods required for a modern biochemical approach to the problems of
biology. These include bioinformatic methods, the application of recombinant DNA technology with an emphasis
on the generation of fusion and epitope-tagged proteins to help in the identification and purification of the
expressed proteins. Spectroscopic techniques including nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy,
confocal microscopy, circular dichroism, spectrophotometry and fluorescence. Separation techniques and
analytical techniques such as SDS-electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, preparative and analytical centrifugation.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.