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Biochemistry with Genetics

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:C7C4
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, progressive and thematic training in areas of biochemistry and genetics which will provide students with a knowledge and understanding appropriate for subject-specific graduate employment.
  • To prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, government agencies and hospitals.
  • To offer a range of modules which allow students to specialise in particular areas of genetics.
  • 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 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.
  • To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project.


Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Knowledge and Understanding

Students will acquire a broad knowledge of biochemistry and genetics in the context of health and disease with detailed understanding of:

  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Protein Biochemistry

Plus two of the following areas:

  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Interactions
  • Biomedicine
  • Medical Microbiology


Intellectual skills able to:

  • 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 able to:

  • 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 sources
  • 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 able to:

  • 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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