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Module code:BIOCM008(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Cellular Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and Disease (Masters Level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr A Townsend-Nicholson
Organiser's location:Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Organiser's email:a.townsend-nicholson@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:Specific topics that will be covered include plant metabolism and biotechnology, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria (biofuels), host-pathogen interactions and the production of biocatalysts in bacteria.  
Module aims:To provide an appreciation of our current state of knowledge of signalling and regulatory mechanisms in intact cells and tissues and how these are altered either through genetic engineering or in disease states; to provide an insight into the experimental strategies and techniques currently in use; to develop and refine analytical and critical reasoning skills; and, to develop expertise in the writing and presentation skills that required by employers.  
Module objectives:To hold lectures and workshops and provide specific reading lists of references to help develop an understanding of the field of cellular regulation in normal and pathophysiological disease states and to examine current examples of its biotechnology applications. Specific topics that will be covered include plant metabolism and biotechnology, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria for the production of biofuels, host-pathogen interactions and the production of biocatalysts in bacteria.  
Key skills provided by module:ACADEMIC SKILLS: critical thinking, problem solving, synthesis of data, active learning, library research, creativity/innovation, numeracy SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS: reflection on learning, time management, initiative/proactive approach, autonomy, self-awareness assessment, action planning/decision making COMMUNICATION SKILLS: written materials, information skills, active listening, IT skills INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: groupwork/teamwork, adaptability, understanding others (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ppd/resources/framework for further details)  
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOCM008 
Module assessment:Coursework (four exercises) 70.00%.
Unseen test (1 hour) 30.00%. 
Notes:This module is only available to students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences (Biochemical Engineering or Chemical Engineering) or in the MRes Biosciences degree programme. 
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