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BB20015: Biochemical problems & bioinformatics

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: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
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 BB20018 AND take BB20020
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To develop students' abilities to assimilate compilations of experimental data and to draw valid conclusions from them. To introduce protein and nucleotide databases and their use.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking the course, the student should be able to:
* study a collection of biochemical observations, such as the Results Section of a publication or simply a series of related observations compiled specifically for the exercise, and assess their significance. Indications of this ability could be, eg answering particular questions or writing the Discussion section of a paper. It is especially important that the student learns to draw only such conclusions as are fully justified by the data.
* use database search tools to explore nucleotide and protein data for relevant information.
* demonstrate in an exam a knowledge of core areas of biochemistry covered by the Biochemistry programme.

Learning & studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Problem solving T/F/A.

Several members of academic staff will participate in the Course, each providing a particular data interpretation problem. This will be handed out and explained to the class, who will then have a short period of time to provide written answers. These will be marked and returned. Also sessions on bioinformatics and database searching. There will be a briefing on expected core knowledge and an in-class test of this knowledge.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20015 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry