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Techniques in Biomedical Sciences


Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Friday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Friday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 8, 10: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Mr John Puddefoot
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is restricted to B990 students. In this module you will improve your ability to handle information, to conduct independent study and to extract information from the scientific literature. The work will lead you to better appreciate and understand the principles that underlie the techniques used in biomedical science research and analysis laboratories in academia and the NHS. You will cover topics that include: pH, ionisation, buffers, cellular bioscience, immunohistochemistry and cytochemistry, cytometry, proliferation assays, immunological, isolation IGS, monoclonals, Ab and Ag assays, immunoassays, ELISA, endrocrine. You will assay hormones/Growth factors/cytokines and receptors, and learn methods in molecular biology, PCR, northerns, Southerns, microarrays, in situ hybridisation, clinical enzyme assays, electrophoretic techniques, and details of Biosensors.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 5

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