Information for module BIOC3027
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|Module code:||BIOC3027(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Biochemistry Research Project (Investigative)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr K Bowers|
|Organiser's location:||Darwin Building|
|Available for students in Year(s):||3,|
|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 · the expertise to read the background literature of a specific problem; · the ability to analyse published or unpublished data and to critically evaluate the findings; · the skill to present a competent written report with appropriate citation of the literature; · the technique to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.|
|Key skills provided by module:|
|Module assessment:||One written report (10,000 words maximum) 80.00%.|
Moodle test 10.00%.
One oral presentation of investigative findings (15 minutes maximum) 10.00%.
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|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)|
|Last updated:||2009-05-28 15:08:11 by|