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BC4314: HONOURS BIOCHEMISTRY - OPTION 2 (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  •  This course presents advanced in-depth insight into the molecular causes of cancer and into stem cell biology; 
  • The course will present fundamental information to understand the molecular basis of cancer along with models describing disease progression;
  • You will learn how stem cells, a cell type critical for development and function, differ from normal somatic cells;
  • Based on this biochemical understanding of disease progression practical applications in healthcare will be discussed where appropriate; 
  • The course will prepare you with the abilities to understand the biochemical complexities of human 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
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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 biochemical processes causing cancer and into stem cell biology. 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 cancer causing processes and selected aspects of stem cell biology. This is complemented by tutorials that introduce other topical aspects in biochemistry.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 14 - 15, 14 - 15, 14 - 15, 14 - 16, 17, 17

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback

In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback. Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions.

Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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