The Course

Molecular biology deals with nucleic acids and proteins and how these molecules interact within the cell to promote proper growth, division, and development. It is a large and ever-changing discipline. This course will emphasize the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, protein synthesis ….. etc.

At the end of this course students should be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the facts and basic concepts of molecular biology which are covered in lectures, including:

1. To provide with the core principles of molecular biology.
2. To gain higher level thinking skills that is necessary for scientists.
3. This course should excite about basic science and its applications.

Text books:
· Molecular Biology, 3rd edition, 2005, ISBN: 0-415-35167-7, Taylor & Francis Group, US.
· Fundamentals of Molecular Biology, 2009, ISBN: 9780195697810, Oxford University Press, USA
· Molecular Biology, 2010, ISBN: 9780199562060, Oxford University Press

Note: there are some useful web sites which students can get advantage from them and the web sites are: and pubMedCentral.
Course details

Faculty:  Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH)
School: School of Health
Department: Department of Medical Microbiology
Course title: Molecular Biology
Course code: MBO6511
Language: English
Location: FSCH
Period: Academic 2015
Lecturer: Saifadin Khder Mustafa
 Support Office Hours by appointment

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.