2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BIOC2303 Intermediate Biochemistry: Skills
20 creditsClass Size: 110
Module manager: Dr Glyn Hemsworth
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsSuccessful completion of Year one of the above degree programmes
|BIOC1301||Introductory Integrated Biochemistry: the Molecules and Proc|
|BIOC1302||Introductory Biochemistry: Practical Skills|
|BIOC1303||Introductory Biochemistry: Problem Solving and Data Handling|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesTo provide training in the analysis and interpretation of experimental and numerical data, problem solving, teamwork, essay writing and presentation skills. Also to work with students to enhance employability
At the end of the module students should have:
1. Improved ability to critically assess data from a range of different experimental methods;
2. Have confidence in the handling of numerical data and writing essays;
3. Delivered short presentations on scientific topics to their peers;
4. Be prepared to design and undertake a research project in final year.
BIOC2303 delivers skills teaching to support learning across the breadth of the L2 Biochemistry syllabus. Teaching will be delivered in a range of different class sizes ranging from 5 students to whole class, and will include numerical data handling, essay writing, oral presentations, self-directed learning and critical analysis of research data.
BIOC2303 also contributes to the distinctiveness of the Biochemistry and Medical Biochemistry degrees as a subset of the problems are themed for each cohort of students.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||40.00|
|Private study hours||140.00|
|Total Contact hours||20.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyPreparation for a wide range of different learning activities including self-directed learning, small group tutorials, seen question essay writing, oral presentations etc.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackContinuous in tutorials.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||Seen essay title / exam practice||12.50|
|Oral Presentation||oral presentation||7.50|
|In-course Assessment||small group problem solving exercises||7.50|
|In-course Assessment||extended data handling exercise||22.50|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Note: 50% of answers to extended data handling exercise will be transferred to automated marking.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 28/09/2022
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