MICROBIAL GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (INCLUDING PRACTICAL WEEKS) - 2022/3
Module code: MMIM018
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School of Biosciences and Medicine
STEWART Graham (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C990
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION - 120 MINUTES||50|
- Provide an overview of microbial genetics, especially those aspects that are especially relevant to medical microbiology. Attention will be paid to developing an understanding of the techniques of genetic manipulation and the recent advances which have been made with the use of these techniques. The application of bio-informatics, and post-genomic developments in transcriptional analysis and proteomics will also be covered.
|1||describe and evaluate the techniques of gene cloning, DNA manipulation and sequencing||KT|
|2||Discuss strategies for producing recombinant DNA products||KC|
|3||Discuss the regulation of gene expression||K|
|4||Explain the use of gene probes and PCR||K|
|5||Critically discuss the application of bioinformatics to analysing molecular data||C|
|6||Appreciate and discuss how post-genomic studies in transcriptional mapping and proteomics can be applied to obtain a fuller understanding of the disease process.||KT|
|7||Perform some modern molecular biology techniques not available in their home laboratories||PT|
|8||Additionally, students should use these practical modules to learn the correct way in which to present research material in preparation for their thesis preparation.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
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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