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BB20014: Directed studies 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
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 BB20013
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To prepare students for independent laboratory work in a work placement or final year project situation. To introduce protein and nucleotide databases and their use.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Perform typical laboratory calculations;
* Describe the process and requirements of keeping a laboratory notebook;
* Dissect a published paper and explain the basic techniques used;
* Outline the ethical framework within which research scientist function;
* Carry out basic laboratory manipulations to a high standard;
* Use database search tools to explore nucleotide and protein data for relevant information.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Laboratory skills T/F, Information technology T/F, Problem solving T/F, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F.

The course consists of a series of small group sessions with a lecturer and about 4-5 students.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20014 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Year 2)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 2)