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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

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.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. 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: