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BB50241: Research project 1A

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 15      [equivalent to 30 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 300
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 60%, OT 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Online Data Interpretation Analysis Test (OT 40%)
  • Research Paper (CW 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is provide students the opportunity to learn and apply cutting-edge molecular biological techniques, such as CRISPR-cas9 / homologous recombination, to address novel research questions.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
* Apply your knowledge in order to evaluate and critique current problems, methodologies and/or new insights in your field
* Define a research question relevant to your field
* Employ relevant technical skills to create and interpret a biological dataset and address your research question
* Exercise time and resource management, analytical, interpretative and literature-accessing skills during the undertaking and presentation of your project
* Construct scientific writing at the level of a primary research paper
* Use professional judgement to employ initiative and autonomy or draw on and develop teamwork skills as appropriate to the situation.

Content:
A laboratory-based research unit which provides the foundation for conducting molecular bioscience research using a range of molecular biological techniques (such as including CRISPR, homologous recombination, nucleic acid manipulation, cloning, bacterial and fungal transformation).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50241 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM49 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • RSBB-AFM50 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)
  • RSBB-AFM51 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Microbiology)
  • TSBB-AFM49 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • TSBB-AFM50 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)
  • TSBB-AFM51 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Microbiology)

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