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A34C16 Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Biology
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Compulsory module for MSc Oncology students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module provides an opportunity for students to develop an understanding of the principles underlying a range of up-to-date cell and molecular biology methodology used in cancer research. They will also gain first-hand experience of several techniques in a laboratory setting.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
18 Hours of lectures, 8 hours of practical classes.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Exam 1 100 MCQ and short essay question. 

Dr C Seedhouse

Education Aims:  A series of lectures will be given on the various practical and analytical techniques commonly used in the scientific investigation of cancer. In addition, further techniques will be taught in the laboratory to enable students to gain hands on experience.

Learning Outcomes:  The student will acquire a theoretical understanding of the majority of techniques used in modern molecular biology. This will provide them with a basic grounding to be used in subsequent laboratory-based research.

Offering School:  Medicine

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