10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module serves two purposes it aims to introduce concepts of molecular biology for students not have a prior grounding in this area but studying nutrition at masters level, and it aims to demonstrate to masters level students how molecular biology techniques may be applied to the study of nutritional questions. By the end of the module all students should be able to read and understand original research papers in this field, and to design and interpret experiments using molecular biological approaches. Delivery will be a combination of lectures and workshops.

Staff Contact: Dr Peter Grabowski
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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