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BL5410   Advanced Topics in Biomolecular Sciences

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge of research that is at the forefront of modern biomolecular sciences. You will hear about and discuss current research taking place within the School of Biology through tailored seminars and by attending the School seminar series. You will then have the opportunity to study one of these areas in depth as you write a review article on the subject area. You will then consider how to develop your research area into a funding application and into an industrial business plan. Your learning throughout the module will be supported by 1:1 tutorials that will guide the development of your review article and research proposals.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL4601 and pass BL4602

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 2-hour seminars (x 7 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 7 week), 1.5-hour seminar/discussion session (x 22 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 68

Guided independent study hours: 232

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework


Module teaching staff: Team taught