Experimental Biochemistry (C1053)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to familiarise you with the theory and practice of key experimental techniques used in biochemistry and develop your key skills, such as experimental design, laboratory competence, data analysis and scientific report writing.

The module will be taught using a combination of weekly lectures/prelabs to introduce theory behind experimental techniques, laboratory practicals (including a three week mini-project), and workshops where you will develop skills in experimental design, critical analysis of data, and evaluation of primary research.


27%: Lecture
68%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)
5%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Problem Set, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 41 hours of contact time and 109 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.