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BL3322   Basic Biochemistry Laboratory

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1 week in summer vacation just prior to Orientation week

This module aims to provide students with the basic skills for independent laboratory work and an opportunity to develop academic skills such as: the design of experiments; logistic planning; the gathering and assessment of data; and the presentation of results. In addition, transferable skills such as group work, working to deadlines, numeracy, critical reading of peer-reviewed literature, and presenting material (oral and written) will be developed. Importantly, the course will also be an opportunity to meet and work with others in the honours cohort. The practical element will emphasise techniques in protein biochemistry.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL2301 or pass BL2302 or pass BL2306

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL3000 or take PN3321

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5-day laboratory course, 8-hours per day

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 60

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

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

Re-assessment: 1-hour Written Examination = 66%, Existing Coursework = 34%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr R Guimaraes da Silva
Module teaching staff: Team taught