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Module code:BIOC3027(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Biochemistry Research Project (Investigative)
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr K Bowers
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline: 
Module aims:1. To allow the student to begin to develop skills which include:- · the principles of experimental design and how appropriate modern experimental techniques are used by researchers; 2. To engender in final year students some appreciation of the experimental basis of biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular medicine and biochemical engineering by investigating a problem or topic in depth and with reference to recent literature. A subsidiary aim is to help the student to revise standard laboratory calculations learnt in earlier courses. · the expertise to read the background literature of a specific problem; · the ability to analyse published or unpublished data and to critically evaluate the findings; · the skill to present a competent written report with appropriate citation of the literature; · the technique to present a piece of work both orally and in poster format.  
Module objectives:· to provide the student with a choice of projects embodying investigative aims in a range of fields within biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and molecular medicine; · to make the projects available under the supervision of leading scientists with direct experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular medicine and biotechnology; · to provide guidance relevant to the project; · to provide advice on the format and style of a written dissertation; · to provide formal training on how to prepare and present slides and on how to structure and present a poster. Oral presentations will be assessed (10% total project mark); · revise and develop numeracy skills through the provision of sheets of standard calculations at the beginning of term with solution sheets followed by a tutorial session. Conduct a practice exam mid-October and a marked exam (10% total project mark) in mid-November.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Oral presentation (15 minutes) 10.00%.
Written report (7,500 words maximum) 90.00%. 
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