BIO3042 : Biotechnology 2
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Timothy Boswell
- Lecturer: Professor Angharad MR Gatehouse, Dr Thomas Howard
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To show how genes can be modified and transferred among organisms; to illustrate how this technology leads to practical applications.
Outline Of Syllabus
The genetic modification of organisms to enhance their usefulness to humans is becoming increasingly important in industry, agriculture and medicine, but is also controversial. This module deals with how and why genes are constructed to function in microorganisms, plants, and animals, how this technology has led to practical applications, limitations to the technology, and how it may be used in the future.
The use of genetically modified microorganisms to produce enzymes for food and industrial applications.
Genetic modification of plants for herbicide and pest resistance, to improve food quality, and for industrial and medical applications.
Animal cloning and stem cells.
Medical and agricultural applications of genetically modified animals.
Analysis of case studies of genetic modification.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||23||2:00||46:00||Case study preparation|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||Case study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||24||1:00||24:00||Study of recommended references|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||24||2:00||48:00||Study of lectures, ReCap, Blackboard etc.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||24||1:00||24:00||Lecture follow up|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The lectures explain key concepts and outline illustrative examples.
The analysis of a case study of genetic modification helps students to assimilate principles by examining their application in detail in a specific case.
Private study is necessary for students to absorb information presented in lectures, to deepen their knowledge and understanding through reading supporting references and to do the case studies.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||20||Case studies of genetic modification 800 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam assesses knowledge, understanding, and ability to integrate subject material learned from lectures and additional reading. The case study tests the ability of students to analyse a particular topic in depth and to interpret research literature.