Biochemistry offers a Major Subject in BBS.
Students take four 24 lecture modules in the Michaelmas and Lent terms:
Module A Structural and Chemical Biology
Module B From Genome to Proteome
Module C Cellular and Organismal Biochemistry
Module D Signalling and Cancer
Module A and B run in the first term as do the first twelve lectures of Module C - the stem of the module, entitled The Dynamic Cell. The heavier lecture load in the first term balances the course workload with respect to the BBS dissertation.
In the second term you take Module D and the remaining 12 lectures of Module C. You have a choice from two 12 lecture branches: Bioenergy - The Exploitation of Plants and Microorganisms or Molecular Microbiology of Infectious Disease.
Methods and Skills classes: These feature key methods such as Bioinformatic approaches and Molecular imaging. Also included are Data handling classes using past examination papers as core material to study approaches to data analysis and interpretation. Teaching of transferable laboratory and communication skills (such as graphic illustration, record keeping, data analysis, database searching and essay and report writing) are embedded in the course.
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Detailed information is available on the Biochemistry website.