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BB40083: Enzymes in biotechnology & medicine

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: 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:
Re-assessment Essay (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you are advised to take BB10003 AND take BB20018
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.
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 programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40083 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry