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BB50246: Advances in molecular biotechnology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 20      [equivalent to 40 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 400
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 40%, OT 10%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Online Tests on Core Knowledge (OT 10%)
  • Research Paper Seminar Presentation (CW 20%)
  • Literature Review (2000-3000 words) (CW 30%)
  • Synoptic Written Examination (EX 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit provides a theoretical grounding in the fundamentals of molecular biotechnology leading to the latest advances in the development and application of these biotechnologies in medical or plant/agri-based industries.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
* Apply your understanding of your core knowledge underpinning molecular biotechnological concepts in protein biochemistry and technology development and application in industry
* Critically evaluate and communicate the findings of a cutting-edge molecular biotechnology research publication through a formal presentation
* Critically evaluate, synthesise and summarise the findings of a variety of cutting-edge molecular biotechnology research publications through a written literature review
* Demonstrate an integrative and evaluative approach to addressing some of the challenges and opportunities in molecular biotechnology

Content:
The unit provides a theoretical grounding in the fundamentals of molecular biotechnology leading to the latest advances in the development and application of these biotechnologies in various fields. Topics will include fundamentals of molecular biotechnology, covering protein and enzyme biochemistry, biocatalysis and plant biotechnology, development of new technologies (applying principles of high-level biophysics) and the application of technologies relating to the biopharmaceutical, industrial, food or agro-industries.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50246 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM49 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • TSBB-AFM49 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)

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