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Module code:BIOC1009 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr A Cain
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:An introduction to the structure and function of the cell and the biochemistry of cellular systems. An introduction to protein structre, function, enzymes and membranes. The structure of nucleic acids, information content, replication, transcription and translation. Intermediary metabolism, glycolysis, TCA, beta-oxidation, oxidative phosphorylation, glycogen metabolism and general nutrition. An introduction to some basic laboratory techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology. 
Module aims:To introduce Natural Science students on the Biomedical and Brain, Behaviour and Cognition streams to the ideas and techniques of Cellular and Molecular biology that are essential for a basic understanding of modern molecular biology. To give these students some exposure to the laboraoty environment. To introduce students to the requirements of university study in the biological sciences and to encourage them to develop skills they will need to succeed in their studies. 
Module objectives:By the end of the course students should have developed, at the level of introductory university textbooks, knowledge and understanding of the main aspects of cellular biochemistry, namely:- Introduction to the cell and its structure and function, The fundamental units of biological structure, amino acids, monosaccharides and nulecic acids, The strucure and function of cellular macromolecules, nucleic acids, proteins and sugars, The process of DNA replication, transcription and translation and DNA repair, The central catabolic and anabolic pathways in metabolism, Begun to use web tools for study, learned something of the interpretation of experimental results and solved numerical problems, learned some basic laboratory techniques. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 65.00%
In-class test (one hour) 35.00% 
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Last updated:2016-08-09 09:48:58 by ucbcajc