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BS930 - Cellular Systems & Biomolecules II

  • Module code: BS930
  • Module name: Cellular Systems & Biomolecules II
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10, 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course is designed for students who have a reasonable background in biology, i.e. they have degrees in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics etc. Much of the lecture course is taken in parallel with CH920: Cellular Systems and Biomolecules I, which is taken by students with little or no biological background. A strong focus of this course is for students to learn to communicate with colleagues in a different discipline, they will be attending lectures and undertaking coursework along side these colleagues and act as tutors and advisors in the group work.The group work will provide experience in communicating and helping students from a non biological background to understand biological questions. This will introduce the students to the value of communication in interdisciplinary science where informed discussion between experts in different fields is essential. BS930 students will write a review based on a topic of interest to them. They will be provided with a list of general topics, each provided by a named researcher who will help the students to write the review.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS930-10)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
locally Adminstered Exam 50%
12 CATS (Module code: BS930-12)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
locally Adminstered Exam 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Scientific Research and Communication (F1PE) - Year 2