Information for module BIOC3008
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|Module code:||BIOC3008(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Cellular Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and Disease|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr A Townsend-Nicholson|
|Organiser's location:||Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology|
|Available for students in Year(s):||3,|
|Module prerequisites:||BSc Biochemistry, BSc Biotechnology, BSc Molecular Biology, BSc Biochemical Engineering, BASc OR a short interview with the module organiser This module cannot accommodate more than 60 students. Should the module size exceed 60, the Year 2 average mark together with a short half page essay will be used as the main selection criteria for enrolment on the module.|
|Module outline:||Specific topics that will be covered include the metabolism of ageing, host-pathogen interactions, synthetic biology, engineering of prokaryotic signalling, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria (biofuels).|
|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 explored include the metabolism of ageing, host-pathogen interactions, synthetic biology, engineering of prokaryotic signalling, genetic engineering and biotechnology of algae and cyanobacteria (biofuels).|
|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:||Web based presentation 20.00%.|
Invigilated essay (2 hours) 20.00%.
Data handling essay (3,000 words) 30.00%.
Unseen written examination (1 hour) 30.00%.
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|Last updated:||2015-07-14 10:52:07 by|