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BC4014: HONOURS BIOCHEMISTRY - OPTION 1 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • ability to describe using examples the structure of membrane receptors; 
  • understand the various ways in which receptor proteins transmit information from the extra-cellular environment to their intracellular site of action;
  • describe how cross-talk between different signalling pathways can be achieved; 
  • understand how signalling pathways are structured and compartmentalised within the cell; 
  • understand the scientific methods used to study receptors and signalling pathways; 
  • the role of cell signalling in health and disease

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Iain McEwan

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

Course Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of selected aspects in Biochemistry. Main Learning Outcomes: Students will gain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of key signalling molecules important for human development and health. Students will get a better understanding of the scientific process by critically engaging with primary research literature. Subject-specific knowledge will be enhanced by independent research and a tutorial. Content: The course will cover recent developments in cell signalling important for human development and health. This is complemented by tutorials that introduce other topical aspects in biochemistry.


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Summative Assessments

Essay

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