Information for module BIOC2008
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|Module code:||BIOC2008(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||General Biochemistry of Health|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr A Townsend-Nicholson|
|Organiser's location:||Darwin Building|
|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. Successful completion of BIOC2008 will permit registration in any of the BIOC Year 3 "Health & Disease" modules (BIOC2012, BIOC3013, 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 assessment:||Unseen two-hour written examination 40.00%.|
Moodle test 1 (1 hour) 15.00%.
Moodle test 2 (1 hour) 15.00%.
Moodle test 3 (1 hour) 15.00%.
Online practical (3 exercises) 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:||2014-06-22 16:29:49 by|