Research Methods in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry (C7011)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Explore a variety of biochemical and molecular genetics techniques crucial to biomedical research.

As well as learning the theory, you’ll gain hands-on laboratory experience of some of these techniques. You’ll also develop an ability to analyse experimental datasets using appropriate statistical tests.

You will gain insights into how these methods have been used to provide novel biological insights. 


66%: Lecture (Lecture, Online lecture, Pre-recorded content)
34%: Practical (Laboratory, Online workshop)


60%: Coursework (Test)
40%: Examination (Multiple choice questions)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 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 2024/25. 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.


This module is offered on the following courses: