Study Abroad and Exchanges



BGM3038 : Structural and Molecular Biology in Biotechnology (Inactive)

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The perfect method to study protein structure would be able to measure atomic positions of molecules, and the forces that govern their interaction with binding partners, in vivo. No such method exists, and consequently most structural studies utilise a number of complementary methods to obtain this information in vitro. The aims of this module are to provide an appreciation of how protein structure and function underpins the design of modified proteins for use in medicine and biotechnology and to demonstrate how proteins can be altered to modify their properties.

Original Summary:

Outline Of Syllabus

Continual assessment (worth 20% of the module mark) is by group presentations of relevant scientific papers. The remaining assessment is by a written examination.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture161:0016:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching13:003:00Assessed seminar
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study181:0081:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A80One essay question to be answered from a choice of two.
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M20Presenation and written work for tutorial
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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.

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