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.


26%: Lecture
74%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)


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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.