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SM3001: FRONTIERS OF MOLECULAR MEDICAL SCIENCES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • this course covers many of the core technologies
    that are essential for advanced research in Molecular Medical and related
    sciences;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and
    focussed knowledge of core experimental approaches and technologies and their
    practical applications in a research-based context;
  • you will acquire core practical laboratory
    skills;
  • this course will prepare you for advanced study
    of molecular medical sciences;
  • wider transferrable skills such as analytical
    thinking, problem solving and advanced laboratory techniques are interwoven
    strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr I.R. Greig

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or 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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course describes and explains the theory and practice of the tool kit that modern molecular biology uses to derive information about how biological systems function and interact. Detailing a wide and comprehensive range of molecular techniques, the material leads from basic molecular biology and the manipulation of DNA and RNA, through gene cloning and gene expression analysis, to studies of the function of genes and their protein products. This is followed by a consideration of the study of proteins themselves, together with their properties. Finally, the use of antibodies as molecular tools is considered.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 7 - 13, 16 - 17
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 7, 11, 16 - 17
  • 4 Lectures during University week8
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 9, 14
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 10, 12 - 13, 15
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8, 15

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Summative Assessments

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Lab Report: Individual

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Lab-related Problem Solving Exercise

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

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