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Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology

BIO191

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9: Friday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12: Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12: Friday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 10: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Ewan Main
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module teaches the practical and analytical skills required for molecular and cellular biology. This module is structured around four main themes:

(1) Acquiring Practical Skills in Molecular and Cellular Biology.
The module will start by introducing basic laboratory safety and routine laboratory procedures, it will then move on through DNA extraction and purification to microbiological and physiological techniques.

(2) Acquiring Essential Skills for Molecular and Cellular Biology.
This module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as experimental report and essay writing, data and information handling, oral and written communication skills, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations. Students will also be introduced to the use of statistical analysis to support biology.

(3) Considering the role of Biology in the ¿real world¿.
Through personal investigations and talks from professionals, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biology in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(4) Exploring Career Pathways.
Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4

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