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Module

BGM3046 : Research in Biochemistry & Genetics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Jeremy Lakey
  • Lecturer: Professor Deborah Henderson, Professor David Lydall, Professor Jeff Errington
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To provide the opportunity to improve numerical skills required for scientific research in Biochemistry and Genetics
2. To further develop abilities in collating, interpreting, critically analyzing and presenting scientific data.
3. To provide the opportunity to develop skills in data analysis and problem solving.
4. To test, encourage, and reward the ability to critically assess and present data in a publishable format
5. To provide students with team working opportunities

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Lecture delivered material from active researchers on the wider research environment. Career options in Research. How research is done in academia, industry etc.

2.Numeracy skills for Biochemists and Geneticists. Tested by in course Pass/Fail Online Assessment

3.Data Analysis skills

4.Individual preparation of a results section suitable for inclusion in scientific paper from a data set provided. To include, choosing presentation mode, which data to include etc . Advice sessions provided. Assessed

5.Group work on producing a Powerpoint poster file from the data set. Collaboration to create a single poster. Assessed.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable