BSc Hons (Full Time)
Minimum Length:3 Year(s)
Part II Weight:8
Part II Year 2 Weight:3
Part II Year 3 Weight:5
Part II Year 4 Weight:0
Director of Studies:Dr SL Allinson
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The student must take the following modules:
PartII (Year 3)
The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
- To provide a structured and broad understanding of cell biology, including knowledge of the structure and function of cells at all levels.
- To offer all students the opportunity to conduct a substantial research project.
- To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning.
- To equip students with the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to postgraduate study.
- To prepare graduates for careers with a wide variety of employers such as pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, government agencies and hospitals.
- To develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills as well as generic skills so as to prepare students for more general, non subject-specific graduate employment.
- To offer selected students the opportunity of spending a year at an approved university in North America or Australasia.
Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
A. Knowledge and understanding of the structures and functions of cells both at the level of the individual cell and in tissues.
To include core knowledge of:
- Cell Biology
with an opportunity to specialise in a subset of topics. Students will be given guidance on an appropriate choice of modules.
B. Intellectual skills able to:
- Plan, conduct and report a substantial individual investigation
- Synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
- Analyse and interpret a range of cell biological processes
- Formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
- Apply biological principles and methodologies to the solution of problems
- Reason critically
- Interpret numerical data
C. Practical skills able to:
- Apply quantitative techniques in experimental analysis
- Use spectroscopic and instrumental methods for the monitoring and measurement of biomolecules
- Retrieve and select information from a variety of sources
- Collect, analyse and present observations and experimental data
- Carry out risk assessments and list appropriate safety precautions and ethical requirements associated with practical or project work
D. Generic skills able to
- Work independently or as part of a team
- Find information and use relevant information technology
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- Design and prepare project proposals
- Be self-reliant
- Assess the relevance and importance of the ideas of others
- Manage time and work to deadlines