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LF908 - Laboratory Skills

  • Module code: LF908
  • Module name: Laboratory Skills
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop and expand the laboratory skills necessary for undertaking analysis/research in molecular biology techniques. Training in and understanding of practical experimental skills and procedures. Familiarisation with techniques in molecular biology and the analysis and interpretation of experimental data.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module student should be able to Plan and undertake experimental procedures in molecular biology Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles underpinning experimental technique in molecular biology Analyse and critically evaluate experimental data Effectively present and discuss experimental procedures and data by written and visual means Critically evaluate and compare experimental data with published information

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 4 hours; Laboratory Classes 56 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: LF908-10)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed coursework (3000 words) 70%
  1 hour multi-choice examination (locally held) 30%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


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