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BS934 - The Fundamentals of Biotechnology

  • Module code: BS934
  • Module name: The Fundamentals of Biotechnology
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module provides a fundamental understanding of biotechnological, molecular biology and genetic engineering to give them a clear understanding of the scientific principles and how these have been used to advance biotechnology and industrial bioprocesses. It lays the foundation for further in-depth studies of biological systems being, or with potential for, commercial exploitation.

Principal learning outcomes

Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of biotechnology and the importance of microorganisms in the development, exploitation and commercialisation of biological processes. Evaluate a range of techniques and strategies used in the biotechnology industries. Work in multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled teams to solve biotechnological problems.

Timetabled teaching activities

20 hours lectures; 20 hours workshops; 8 hour seminars

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: BS934-10)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed seminar 30%
  2500 word essay 50%
  1 hour examination (locally held) 20%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
Optional Core