BGM3039 : Medical Biotechnology
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Keegan
- Lecturer: Professor Jeremy Lakey, Dr Kevin Marchbank, Dr Geoff Bosson, Professor Tom Joyce, Dr Nick Watkins, Dr Andrew Pike, Dr Philip Manning, Dr Andrew Knight
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module aims to;
1) inform students of the range of therapeutic molecules and diagnostic tools developed by the biotechnology industry over the last few years.
2) explain the mechanisms whereby these therapeutic molecules and diagnostic tools work.
3) identify the methods whereby these therapies and diagnostic tools are produced.
4) identify and explore new and novel areas of research in the biotechnology industry.
Outline Of Syllabus
Therapeutic proteins, including expression systems, importance of glycosylation, blood proteins, enzymes and antibodies. Vaccines, including live vaccines, recombinant vaccines, conjugate vaccines and cancer vaccines. Antisense technology, RNAi, biosensors including electrochemical sensors, enzyme and antibody detection systems, cutting edge new and novel areas in biosensor research. Nanotechnology, the future potential of nanoscale objects, such as protein DNA in electronics and sensing. Bioengineering including principles and practice of mammalian cell culture and biomaterials in clinical practise.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||28||1:00||28:00||Formal lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Seminar - how to evaluate paper|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||6:00||6:00||Critical evaluation of paper|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||165||1:00||165:00||Further reading and preparation for final exam.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will provide students with key information, relating to knowledge outcomes (K1-5). Seminar will encourage critical interpretation and synthesis of information through discussion (S1). Private study will allow students to extend their knowledge through reading of journal articles and other recommended references and preparation of the critical appraisal will support the knowledge and skills outcomes (K1-4; S1-2).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||80||Two essay questions to be answered from a choice of four.|
|Written exercise||1||M||20||Critical Appraisal of primary literature 1000 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides evidence of knowledge and understanding of the topics (K1-5; S2). The critique of a scientific paper tests the analytical and research skills of the students as well as developing their written communication skills which helps prepare them for the examination (S1-2).
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.