10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology of equivalent Scientific Qualification


APS138 Molecular and Cell Biology

Co-requisites: APS274

Aims/Description: Molecular techniques underpin many branches of biology in the 21st century. Diverse methods can be used to address a variety of questions. The aim of this module is to give students hands on experience with using a number of basic molecular biology protocols such as DNA extraction, cloning, genotyping and DNA sequencing to test a specific hypothesis of the molecular basis to disease resistance. The module will be delivered primarily as an intensive one week long laboratory course with assessment in the form of a lab book and a written report.

Staff Contact: Dr Lisa Smith
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study, Workshops with students giving and listening to presentations (4 hrs) and workshops (3 hrs) where students can do data analysis with tutors present for consultation.
Assessment: Field work, Project work

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