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BB40083: Enzymes in biotechnology & medicine

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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take BB10003 AND take BB10004 AND take BB20018 or you must have taken suitable degree units from another University.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To use our current knowledge of enzymes to explore their applications in biotechnology and medicine.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* describe the wide applications of enzymes in biotechnology and medicine;
* explain how enzymes can be engineered to meet the needs of biotechnology and medicine;
* explain the economic factors involved in the use of enzymes;
* explain the impact of genome sequencing and recombinant DNA technology on the potential application of enzymes.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F/A.

Topics chosen will depend on, and reflect, the current applications of enzymes in biotechnology and medicine. Past subjects have included: Enzyme engineering; biosensors; biofuels; enzyme chaperones; enzymes in organic solvents; clinical enzymology; enzyme therapy; enzymes as target for drugs; catalytic antibodies; extremozymes; genomics and proteomics.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40083 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
* 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.