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BL2309   Applied Molecular Biology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 10.00 am Thu, Fri (odd weeks) 10.00 am Wed, Thu, Fri (even weeks) Practicals: 2.00 - 5.00 pm Thu or Fri (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10)

Techniques in molecular biology represent a powerful box of tools that are used to address a wide variety of modern research questions across a broad range of biological disciplines including; ecology, biotechnology, cell biology, medicine, conservation biology, infectious disease, evolution, genetics and synthetic biology. Key molecular biology techniques will be introduced in the context of case studies that will provide examples of how molecular biology techniques are being used in cutting edge research to address real-life questions and problems that impact health, food security, the environment and the economy.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL1101 and pass BL1102

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour in even weeks and 2 x 1-hour in odd weeks, 3-hour practical (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 111

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 50%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-Hour Written Examination = 50%, Existing Coursework = 50% (if Exam failed) Existing Examination = 50%, New Coursework = 50% (if Coursework failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (if coursework and exam failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (for Qualified Honours Entry)

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr C S Adamson
Module teaching staff: Team taught