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Curriculum Ms program


Ms program

‧501 [Special Topics in Modern Life Science], 2 credits
‧503 [Seminar I], 1 credit
‧504 [Practical Taxonomy], 2 credits (Prerequisite: Plant Taxonomy or Vertebrate Zoology)

1. Principle of taxonomy
2. Analytical methods in taxonomy
3. Case studies

‧505 [Enzymology], 3 credits (Prerequisite: Biochemistry I.Ⅱ)

1. Introduction
2. Enzyme techniques
3. Isolation of enzyme
4. Structure of enzyme
5. Classification of enzyme
6. Enzyme activity
7. Enzyme Kinetics
8. Activation and inhibition of enzymes
9. Catalytic mechanism of enzyme
10. Enzyme cofactors
11. Regulation of enzymes
12. Enzyme biology
13. Application of enzyme

‧506 [Parasite Immunology], 3 credits

1. Host-parasite relationship
2. Immune diagnosis
3. Immune reactions to protozoa
4. Immune reactions to nematodes
5. Immune reactions to trematodes
6. Immune reactions to cestodes
7. Immune reactions to arthropods
8. Immune evasion
9. Immuneprophylaxis: principle and application
10. Laboratory techniques of Immunoparasitology

‧507 [Advanced Molecular Biology], 3 credits

Understanding life science at molecular level; gene structure; DNA-protein interaction; regulation of gene expression; cell cycle control; research techniques

‧508 [Special Topics in Bacteriology], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: Microbiology)

Introduction of research methods and topics in bactoriology Both traditional and modern techniques will be discussed

‧509 [Studies in Gene Molecular Biology (I)], 3 Credits

Basic manipulation of gene molecular biology, characterization of DNA molecules; bacterial transformation; gene cloning; construction of genomic library; gene screening

‧510 [Studies in Gene Molecular Biology Ⅱ], 3 Credits

DNA sequencing and sequence analysis, cloning of M. hyopneumoniac gene, application of computer in molecular biology; DNA and protein interaction - methodology

‧511 [Biological Ultrastructure], 2 credits

Understanding biological ultrastructure through SEM and TEM.
Combining electromicroscope and cellular biochemical techniques can reveal the special structure and molecules. The topics covers higher and lower animals, high and low plants, and microorganisms.

‧512 [Biological Electron Microscopy], 2 credits

Principle and structure of transmission electron microscope; principle and structure of scanning electron microscope; sample preparation techniques; introduction to biological ultrastructure; methodology combining E.M. and cell chemistry

‧513 [Behavioral Ecology], 2 credits, (Prerequisite: Ecology)

1. Natural selection and behavior ecology
2. Resource competition and enconomic decision
3. Competition between predators and preys
4. Mating system and parental caring
5. Sex conflict and sexual selection
6. Altruism
7. Social behavior and cooperation

‧514 [Advanced Physiology], 3 credits

Emphasis is on respiration and circulation physiology: mechanics of respiration; natural control of blood pH and oxygen; electrophysiology of cardiac muscle; blood fluid mechanics; principle of control of blood distribution, group discussion are encouraged.

‧515 [Animal Cell Culture], 3 credits

1. Laboratory equivalents for cell culture
2. Application of animal tissue culture in biomedical research
3. Strategy in cell culture
4. Preparations for cell culture
5. Cell culture techniques
6. Organ culture
7. Culture of tissue and organ
8. Introduction of special culture techniques

‧516 [Bacterial Systematics], 3 credits (Prerequisite: Microbiology)

Bacterial systematics is the science of arranging bacteria into retated group. The best classification scheres group bacteria that are related through evoluilion and separate those that are unrelated. Modern motecular biology techniques can be used to delineate the evoliclion relationship of various baileria through the study of their DNA, RNA and other macromoleculars.

The course has two parts: introduction of research techniques used in bacterial systematics and the current taxonomy status of all bacteria.

‧517 [Botanical Nomenclature], 2 credits

1. Regulation of botanical nomenclature
2. Exercise on changing scientific name
3. Botanical Latin
4. Latin nomenclature for new species

‧518 [Molecular Neurobiology], 3 credits

1. Signal transduction of neural system
2. Ion channel and neural signal transduction
3. Neurotransmitters
4. Secondary messenger and neural function
5. Molecular biological principle of neural network formation
6. Molecular learning and memory

‧519 [Special Topics in Polymerase Chain Reaction], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: Molecular Biology)

1. PCR principle
2. Optimal conditions for PCR
3. Thermophilie DNA polymerase
4. Methods in minimizing contamination
5. DNA preparation from blood and body fluid
6. DNA preparation of waxed tissue sample
7. DNA amplification of gene
9. RACE: amplification of cDNA telomere
10. Primers for PCR
11. Detection of gene deletion and point mutation by PCR
12. cDNA library construction by PCR
13. New PCR techniques
14. Basic apparatus

‧520 [Multivariate Statistics], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: Statistics, Calculus)

1. The Multivariate normal distribution
2. Inferences About a Mean Vector
3. Comparisons of Several Multivariate Menns
4. Discriminant Analysis
5. Detecruin and analysis
6. Factor analysis
7. Population analysis clustering
8. Caronical Correlation Analysis

‧601 [Seminar Ⅱ], 1 credit
‧602 [General Oncology], 3 credits

1. Characteristics and cause of tumor
2. Epidemiology of tumor
3. Genetics and tumor
4. Recent progress in researches on tumor biology
5. Metastasis of tumor

‧603 [Special Topics in Nerve and Airway Cell Biology], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: General Biology)

Emphasis are on sensory neurons, sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons and their relationship with respiratory tract inflammation and other functions. Different physiological responses may be generated by respiratory tract cells under various abnormal and experimental conditions.
The emphasis will be also on the sensory axons of trigemind nerves, glossopharyngeal nerves, vagus nerves and spinal nerves.

‧604 [Advanced Parasitology], 3 credits

1. In-vitro culture and freege storage of parasite
2. Heat shock protein response in parasites
3. Drug prevention and resistance
4. Role of macrophage in parasite infection
5. Cytokine network and parasite infection
6. Analysis of pathogen
7. RNA-editing in trypanosomes
8. Genertics and resistance
9. Parasite epidermiology and prevention

‧605 [Protein Engineering], 3 credits

Structure and function of proteins; method and research techniques; determination of protein structure; mutagenesis methods; application of protein engineering

‧606 [Independent Studies in Neurophysiology I], 3 credits

1. Set-up of neurophysiology Lab
2. Recording analysis of neural signals
3. Analysis of neural signals
4. Application of FFT analysis
5. Neural regulation of respiration

‧702 [Independent Studies in Tumor Virology], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: Virology)

1. Research articles dealing with tumor virus and human tumorogenestic
2. Experimental practice

‧703 [Independent studies in plant Taxonomy], 2 credits, (Prerequisite: Plant Taxonomy)

‧704 [Special Topics in Bacterial Physiology], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: Microbiology)

Introduction of research techniques and special topics in bacterial physiology from traditional to modern, and perspective

‧705 [Special Topics in Modern Parasite Biology], 3 credits

1. History and events
2. Scientific paper writing
3. Protozoan cell biology
4. Metazoan cell biology
5. Ameba cellular immunology
6. Parasite molecular biology
7. Teaching in parasitology

‧707 [Independent Studies in Oncogene I], 3 credits, (Prerequisite: General Oncology)

1. Transforming properties of oncogene in cell culture system
2. Oncogene cooperation
3. Interactions between cellular proteins and oncoproteins