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BB30091: Data interpretation in molecular & cell biology

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: 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:
Re-assessment Data Interpretation Untimed Exercise (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)