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Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

BB40114: Critical reading in molecular & cellular biology

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Academic Year
Click here for further information Assessment: EX 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To acquaint students with a range of literature dealing with molecular and cellular biology.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* explain the social determinants of biological research;
* explain how biological ideas can impact on society;
* explain how biological technologies can impact on society.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Working independently T/F, Career preparation T/F.

Students will be expected to read 5 books on molecular and cellular biology. These will be chosen to cover a range of areas and to illuminate not just the scientific results but also the social context of discovery and the impact upon society that the discovery may produce. They may deal with research, with interpretation of biological facts or with biological technologies. Students should read the books carefully and critically, so that they can discuss the content from an ethical, sociological, historical and scientific point of view.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

BB40114 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AKM05 : MBiol (hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 3

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.