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Biochemistry with Biomedicine

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:BC79
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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Educational Aims


  To provide a structured, progressive and thematic training in areas of biochemistry allied to medicine 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 biomedicine.

  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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Intended learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
Students will acquire a broad knowledge of the structures and functions of biological macromolecules and their relationships in health and disease plus detailed understanding of:

Biomedicine (Chronic Diseases) Medical Microbiology Protein Biochemistry
Plus one of the following areas:  Cell Biology Genetics and Biotechnology


Intellectual skills students will be 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 students will be 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 students will be 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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