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 approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 41 hours of contact time and about 109 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: