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BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:C700
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Credit Points:360
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:3
Part II Year 3 Weight:5
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr SL Allinson

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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  • To provide a structured and broad understanding of biochemical processes, including a molecular and genetic knowledge of living organisms both in health and disease.
  • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project.
  • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning.
  • To equip students with the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate study.
  • To prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, government agencies and hospitals.
  • To develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills as well as general/transferable skills so as to prepare students for more general, non subject-specific graduate employment.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of biological macromolecules and their relationships in health and disease:

To include core knowledge of:

* Biochemistry
* Genetics
* Physiology
* Cell biology
* Biomedicine
* Microbiology

With an opportunity to specialise in a subset of topics. Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.

Intellectual skills

* Plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
* Synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
* Analyse and interpret a range of biochemical processes
* Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
* Apply biochemical principles and methodologies to the solution of problems
* Reason critically
* Interpret numerical data

Practical skills

* Apply quantitative techniques in biochemical analysis
* Use spectroscopic and instrumental methods for the monitoring and measurement of biomolecules
* Retrieve and select information from a variety of source
* Collect, analyse and present observations and experimental data
* Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions associated with practical or project work

Transferable skills

* Work independently or as part of a team
* Find information and use relevant information technology
* Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
* Design and prepare project proposals
* Be self-reliant
* Assess the relevance and importance of the ideas of others
* Manage time and work to deadlines
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