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Module code:BIOC2008(Add to my personalised list)
Title:General Biochemistry of Health
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr A Townsend-Nicholson
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Organiser's email:a.townsend-nicholson@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:Biochemistry BIOC1001, BIOC1008 or BIOC1009. 
Module outline:BIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health is the follow-on course to BIOC1008: General Biochemistry. BIOC2008 has been explicitly designed in response to a request for suitable courses to be made available for students in the 'Health' stream of the new BASc Liberal Arts degree and for students in other cross-Faculty degree programmes, including Human Sciences and Natural Sciences. It is also suitable for a number of other degree programmes, including at least two of the Biomedical Sciences streams, Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering and is suitable for iBSc and other degree programme students interested in taking BIOC modules that require more than an introductory level of biochemistry and molecular biology. Successful completion of BIOC2008 will permit registration in any of the BIOC Year 3 "Health & Disease" modules (BIOC3011, BIOC2012, BIOC3013, BIOC3015, BIOC3016 and BIOC3017).  
Module aims:BIOC2008: General Biochemistry of Health aims to provide a clear understanding at an intermediate level of the fundamental principles of general biochemistry and how these relate to human health and disease.  
Module objectives:Like BIOC1008, BIOC2008 is divided into three subject areas: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Proteins and Enzymes, and Metabolism. Topics covered in Molecular and Cellular Biology include: Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, the Evolution and Structure of Ion Channel Proteins, Ion Channel Function and Disease, "Omics" and Molecular & Systems Biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, kinomics and more) and Tissue Engineering. Topics covered in Metabolism include: Metabolism and Healthy Ageing, and Metabolism, Exercise and Obesity. Topics covered in Proteins & Enzymes include: Enzyme Structure/Function and Engineering of Enzymes for Therapeutic Purposes, Antibody Structure/Function and Therapeutics and Protein Folding and Diseases of Misfolding.  
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=BIOC2008 
Module assessment:Online practical (3 exercises) 15.00%.
Moodle test 3 (1 hour) 15.00%.
Moodle test 1 (1 hour) 15.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 40.00%.
Moodle test 2 (1 hour) 15.00%.
 
Notes:THIS IS A NEW COURSE STARTING IN 2011-2012. THIS IS *NOT* THE COURSE PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS BIOC2008 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS. 
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Last updated:2013-03-28 12:15:36 by ucbcatn