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MB4050: HONOURS ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 29 Aug 2017 10:14


Course Overview

  • This course covers four main areas of advanced research-led molecular biology:
    • Genome Organisation and Analysis
    • Evolution of Protein Structure and Function
    • Control of Gene Expression
    • The Dynamic Cell
  • The course also teaches you about the scientific methods and discoveries that lie behind the above topics and covers detailed examples from the current scientific literature

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr John Barrow

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

- Genome-wide approaches leading to understanding conserved processes in animal development and behaviour. - Yeast as a paradigm for investigating genome function. - Genome sequencing and the origin and evolution of human biology. - Antibodies and protein engineering. - Protein structure and folding. - Structure/function analysis by molecular genetics. - Transcriptional, post-transcriptional and translational control in eukaryotes. - Gene expression control mechanisms in prokaryotes. - Establishment and maintenance of cell polarity in yeasts. - Regulation of polarity during embryogenesis. - Tissue development and pattern formation in whole body plans.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Biochemistry (Immunology)
  • BSc Biochemistry (Intercalating)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biol)
  • BSc Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Bio)
  • BSc Genetics
  • BSc Genetics (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology)
  • BSc Genetics (Intercalating)
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Microbiology (Intercalating)
  • BSc Molecular Biology
  • BSc Molecular Biology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Molecular Biology (Intercalating)
  • BSc Molecular Microbiology
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences in Molecular Biology (Intercal'g)
  • BSc in Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Bio) (Intercalating)
  • BSc in Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology & Biobusines
  • Bachelor Of Science In Microbiology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular & Biobusiness)
  • MSci Biochemistry (Biobusiness) with Ind Plt
  • MSci Biochemistry (Immun) with Indust Plmnt
  • MSci Biochemistry with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Biotechnology (Ap Mol Bio & Biobusiness) with Ind'l P'mnt
  • MSci Genetics (Biobusines) with Ind'l Pl'mnt
  • MSci Genetics (Immunology) with Ind'l Pl'mnt
  • MSci Genetics with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Microbiology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Molecular Biology with Indust Placem
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biol) with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Biotechnology(Appd Molecular Bio) with Ind Placement
  • MSci in Molecular Biology (Biobusiness) with Industri Placem
  • Master In Science In Microbiology(Biobus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Bio& Biobus) With Ip
  • Msci In Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

112 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written paper (70%); in-course assessment (30%) consisting of mini assessement.

Essays take on average 30 minutes each to mark with feedback. Essays submitted via MyAberdeen and feedback directly via MyAberdeen.
Short Reviews will take 20 min to mark.

Formative Assessment

- Mock exams with personal tutor allows students to practice for essay based exams and receive feedback on their performance. - Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen. - Problem-solving sessions with personal tutor.

Feedback

- Essays will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Comments will be provided on the mock exam question. - Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.

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