Information for module BIOC2001
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|Module code:||BIOC2001(Add to my personalised list)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Prof E A Shephard|
|Organiser's location:||Darwin Building|
|Available for students in Year(s):||2,|
|Module prerequisites:||Biochemistry 1001|
|Module outline:||An integrated course in molecular biology with teaching inputs from the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Biology. The following topics will be included: Bacteria and bacteriophages as experimental systems; microbial genetics; transduction, transformation, conjugation. Structure of nucleic acids; techniques of sequencing, PCR and mutation analysis; Protein synthesis; mechanism, genetic code information, protein targeting. Recombinant DNA technology and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Mutation and mutagenesis; properties of plasmid, transposons, insertion elements. Eukaryotic molecular biology: contribution of lower eukaryotes; chromosome, nucleosomes, higher order structure; gene control in development, levels of control; DNA replication. Mapping the human genome.|
|Module aims:||ï¿½ To provide all students with a broad understanding of the topics that constitute the recognized \'core\' of molecular biological knowledge. ï¿½ To train students in those practical skills that are deemed necessary to pursue a future career in molecular biology or related area. ï¿½ To provide the intellectual framework whereby the student develops the ability to execute his/her own experiments, to analyze experimental data, to draw qualitative and quantitative conclusions from available data and to discern whether such conclusions are justified. ï¿½ To provide students with an appropriate range of transferrable skills.|
|Module objectives:||ï¿½ By the end of the course from lecture, practical and tutorial teaching students should have: - developed, at the level presented in standard undergraduate textbooks, knowledge and understanding of the major areas of molecular biology, namely: structure of nucleic acids recombinant DNA technology plasmids microbial genetics prokaryotic transcription and its control DNA replication mutagenesis protein synthesis eukaryotic gene control application of recombinant DNA techniques to the human genome project. - assessed their knowledge by in course tests - been introduced to basic laboratory skills in molecular biology and how to write laboratory reports -learned how to work safely in a laboratory - acquired an adequate knowledge of the biological and chemical principles that underpin the different practical exercises - been helped to strengthen their skills in problem solving and critical thought - developed the ability to take part in discussions - acquired the skill of expressing their knowledge cogently in essay form -assessed the quality of teaching by filling in a course questionnaire - embarked on a continuing programme of acquisition of transferrable skills namely: numeracy presentation skills teamwork individual study skills time management word processing skills|
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|Module assessment:||Two hour unseen written examination 60.00%.|
Two in course tests (1 hour each) 20.00%.
On-line e-learning test (3 hours) 7.00%.
Coursework (3,000 words) 13.00%.
|Taking this module as an option?:||POSS 2|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)|
|Last updated:||2011-01-28 13:38:52 by|