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Module code:BIOC3024 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and Regulation
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Andrew Osborne
Organiser's location:Darwin Building
Available for students in Year(s):3, 4
Module prerequisites:Only available to Molecular Biosciences students (MSci Biochemistry, BSc Biochemistry, BSc Biotechnology, BSc Molecular Biology and Molecular Biosciences MRes students. Undergraduate prerequisites: BIOC1007 and BIOC2004. 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: 
Module aims:To convey a broad vision of the contribution of molecular biology to our knowledge of gene regulation in diverse organisms. To show how molecular biology, when used in conjunction with other biological disciplines (e.g. biochemistry cell biology, genetics) is steadily revealing the mechanisms of previously intractable problems (e.g. control of gene expression). To teach critical analysis of original experimental data, thus providing the intellectual framework for students to be able to discuss the design of experiments and to justify any conclusions that can be drawn. 
Module objectives:To extend the knowledge and understanding of molecular biology to the point where the students: Have learned up-to-date principles of experimental design. Can comprehend the experimental approaches and ideas presented in original scientific papers and reviews. Have acquired the study skills for life-long reading of the molecular biological literature and for keeping abreast of developments in the most topical areas of biology. Have learned to critically analyse, appreciate and interpret scientific data and ideas. 
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework 20.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 80.00% 
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Last updated:2016-12-06 17:36:15 by ucbcatn