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Cell Biology (Study Abroad)

BSc Hons (Full Time)

UCAS Code:C132
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 cell biology, including knowledge of the structure and function of cells at all levels.
  • 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 generic skills so as to prepare students for more general, non subject-specific graduate employment.
  • To offer selected students the opportunity of spending a year at an approved university in North America or Australasia.


Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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 A. Knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of cells both at the level of the individual cell and in tissues.

 To include core knowledge of:

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
 with an opportunity to specialise in a subset of topics. Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.


B. 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 cell biological processes
  • Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
  • Apply biological principles and methodologies to the solution of problems
  • Reason critically
  • Interpret numerical data

C. Practical skills able to:

  • Apply quantitative techniques in experimental 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 and ethical requirements associated with practical or project work

D. Generic 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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