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MB4050: HONOURS ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

  • This course covers four main areas of advanced research-led molecular biology:
    • Genome Organisation and Analysis
    • Proteins: Structure, Function and Engineering
    • 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr J 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

  • This course covers four main areas of advanced research-led molecular biology:
    • Genome Organisation and Analysis
    • Proteins: Structure, Function and Engineering
    • 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

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 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 10, 14
  • 2 Tutorials during University week8
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 11 - 13, 15 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

70% Written Examination in Second half-session

30% Research Perspective 1000 words Essay

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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