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BB30091: Data interpretation in molecular & cell biology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Data Interpretation (CW 100%)
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:
To provide experience of the interpretation of molecular and cellular biological data.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* explain and interpret information on biological phenomena, using quantitative (numerical) and qualitative (text or image) sources;
* deduce logical statements and reach sound conclusions from biological data;
* discuss the limits of interpretation and be capable of selecting suitable statistical tests.

Learning & studying (T/F/A), Written communication (T/F/A), Numeracy & computation (T/F/A), Data handling & analysis (T/F/A), Problem solving (T/F/A), Working independently (T/F/A).

Using examples which illustrate different types of molecular and cellular biological information, the course covers the interpretation of biological data as presented in research publications. The examples are drawn from recent journal articles in the area of molecular and cellular biology.
Five separate topics are covered with one workshop and one assessed problem in each area.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB30091 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Year 3)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 4)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be 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.