(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- apply a deeper understanding of the concepts in areas of biochemistry and molecular cellular biology;- demonstrate working knowledge of analytical and other techniques that are used to study and manipulate biological molecules and cells;- demonstrate compliance with laboratory safety, ethical, professional and disciplinary boundaries;- demonstrate knowledge of methods used for data mining and analysis of large data sets.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- demonstrate proficiency in the design and independent implementation of simple controlled experiments;- demonstrate proficiency in the recording, analysis and quantitative interpretation of data using appropriate statistical techniques and computer software packages;- demonstrate an ability to use and evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;- produce written reports to a standard acceptable to academic staff- demonstrate skills in information handling, including finding information from appropriate sources, selecting relevant information and using information to solve problems;- demonstrate organisational, self-management and decision-making skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;- work effectively in a variety of roles within a larger team;- effectively communicate information, analysis and arguments in a variety of forms to different and larger audiences;- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners, and proactively address learning needs.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of Biochemistry to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to Biochemistry;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion.