- Student Records
Programme & Unit Catalogues

Department of Biology & Biochemistry Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USBB-AFB02: BSc(Hons) Biochemistry

Leading to the award of BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Normal programme duration: 3 years

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

  • This programme has no possible DAPs
 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10213 Practical research and academic skills 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB10263 Biochemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB10264 Cell biology 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CH10243 Introduction to biological chemistry and general chemistry 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10007 Genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB10186 Proteins: purification and characterisation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Students must select 24 credits (4 units) from the options available in this programme year.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 12 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 32% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20020 Protein structure 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20023 DNA (making, breaking & disease) 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20024 The dynamic cell 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20030 Plant physiology & biochemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20202 Infection and immunity I: microbiology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20219 Genomics 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20015 Biochemical problems & bioinformatics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20018 Enzymology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20025 Practical molecular biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB20027 Infection and immunity II: immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20028 Molecular and cellular neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20160 The dynamic cell 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB20220 Genomics 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

  • Students must select optional units totalling 54 Credits during Year 3 of this programme.
  • No more than 12 Credits to be taken from Group B across both semesters.
  • A maximum of 36 Credits may be taken in any semester.
  • Students must select project unit BB30042 in either S1 or S2.

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 68% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 3

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved unit as an alternative to one of the optional units offered in this period
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30162 Protein synthesis, folding and turnover 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 5 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30044 Molecular & medical neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30045 Cell membranes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30129 Sensory and signalling networks in plants 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40078 Entrepreneurial biotechnology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40134 Molecular phylogenetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40139 Pathogenesis and immune evasion by microbes 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30229 Genetic basis of inherited diseases 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40082 Frontiers of neuroscience 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40083 Enzymes in biotechnology & medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40184 Cell biology of metastasis 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 3

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved option allowed: Students may be permitted to take a Director of Studies approved unit as an alternative to one of the optional units offered in this period
Designated Essential Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 1 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30042 Final year project A 18 credits       [equivalent to 36 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 6 units from the following list:
Group A
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30067 Advanced developmental genetics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB30169 Concepts in systems biology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40048 Enzymes: mechanisms, evolution and control in integrated biological systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
MN30076 Business strategy 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA30157 The molecular biology and treatment of cancer 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA30169 Trends in molecular signalling 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA30252 Pharmacology of regenerative medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 2 units from the following list:
Group B: Students may take no more than 12 credits from Group B across both semesters
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
BB30230 Cancer therapeutics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40085 Medical biochemistry 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40086 Molecular immunology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40109 Structural biology in biotechnology & medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40118 Current topics in gene regulation and cell differentiation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
BB40164 Modern methods of researching neurodegeneration 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.