EXPLORING BIOCHEMISTRY - 2020/1
Module code: BMS1052
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Biochemistry is a broad field of study. This module aims to begin the students on a journey to facilitate the communication and passion for their subject, enabling them to develop and refine communication skills for further study. The students will be divided into groups, each assigned a mentor from the teaching team. The mentor will introduce the students to several different aspects of biochemistry and provide some insights into the opportunities a career in biochemistry and provide.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
BAILEY Ian (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: C710
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content may include:
- Genetic Engineering
- Environemntal toxicology
- Drug Design
- Clinical biomarkers
- Metabolic disease
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||REFLECTIVE Peer and self assessment||40|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP PRESENTATION||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Their ability to evaluate and summarise scientific information and to communicate the information to an audience of their peers.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Presentation of a case study to peers and staff (60%)
- Peer and self reflection on performance and learning (40%)
Continuous development and chalengeing during group work sessions
Peer feedback on written work and presentation
Feedback will be continuous during small group sessions. Further written feedback will be available on the final group presentation and the peer and self evaluation.
- • Provide an opportunity for students to explore areas of biochemistry which are of interest to them
- • Provide students some insight and perspective on employabiloity and skills required for enhancing employability
- • To enhance and develop students communication skills and introduce the students to the idea of communicating different concepts
|001||• Evaluate and summarise scientific information||C|
|002||• Identify, evaluate and critique sources of scientific information||K|
|003||• Decide and implement the most effective way to present different types of scientific information||P|
|004||• Coordinate and cooperate with other group members to complete tasks equitably and to a deadline determined by the whole group||P|
|005||To evaluate the impact of the research topic on biodiversity and sustainability||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 75
Tutorial Hours: 75
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Deliver students a broad introduction to some areas within the field of biochemistry, engage students with group based project work to develop literature handling and communication skills.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Small group workshops
- Drop in sessions
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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