Life Sciences

Topics in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

Module code: 802C7
Level 7 (Masters)
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

This module considers recent advances in the fields of genetic manipulation and molecular cell biology. Weekly seminars will cover topics such as genetic engineering, electron microscopy, oncogenes, protein engineering, genomics and proteomics.

By the end of the module you should be able to describe and explain techniques used to investigate a variety of cellular and molecular processes, and to critically assess and interpret experimental data generated using these techniques. You will also learn to extract and utilise relevant information from scientific literature.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe and explain a variety of cellular and molecular processes and the techniques used to investigate these processes.
  • Critically assess and interpret experimental data generated using these techniques.
  • Extract and utilise relevant information from the scientific literature.