Pre-requisites: MBB380

Aims/Description: This module provides an extended period of laboratory work, with training in experimental techniques, record keeping and writing up. Projects are supervised by a member of staff and related to ongoing research projects within the Department, although a proportion of students undertake projects in other locations such as hospitals and the Medical School. This unit is designed to provide students with experience of undertaking investigations independently on a specific research topic, so that they can develop a research oriented approach, and gain experience of lab work in preparation for a future career in science.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students registered in MBB

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment, Project/ portfolio
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology):

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