15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the principles and practice of contemporary laboratory research methods. Demonstrations and `hands on' practical sessions will enable the candidate to experience small and large scale molecular techniques for assessing gene and protein expression and for cloning. An introduction to cell culture will be given along with procedures of sample preparation and storage, use of controls and determination of validity, data analysis and `troubleshooting' specific protocols.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK