Research Methods in Biochemistry (C7011)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

The aim of this module is to give you a deeper understanding of the important techniques which underlie modern biochemistry.

These include methods for separation and purification, such as centrifugation, column chromatography; methods for detecting and measuring molecules, such as gel electrophoresis and scintillation counting, and methods for studying molecules, such as spectroscopy including NMR, redox potential measurement, crystallography and mass spectrometry. Theory in lectures is closely linked to practical classes and computer simulations.


47%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
53%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 40 hours of contact time and 110 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.