A18MC - Intro Cell and Molecular Biology - School of Life Sciences ...

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A18MC - Intro Cell and Molecular Biology - School of Life Sciences ...

Form 20 Heriot-Watt University - Module Descriptor Template (RAY) Version 3.0 (2007/2008)Module Title Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology School Life Sciences On or Off- OnCampusModuleCo-ordinatorDr Peter MorrisSCQFLevel8 ModuleCodeA18MC Semester 2 Credits 151. Pre-requisites Introductory Biology 1 & 22. Linked Modules(specify if synoptic) None3. Excluded ModulesNone4. Replacement Module Code:6. Degrees for which thisis a core module7. AimsThe aims of this module are:Date Of Replacement:A12 MB2Sept 20085. Availability as anElectiveYes NoB.Sc. Biological Sciences and other degrees in the Biology Programme, Sport and Exercise Science, Sport and Exercise Science withPsychologyX• To build on topics in cell and molecular biology covered in previous modules:• To provide the learner with the skills and knowledge required to undertake more advanced modules in cell and molecular biology8. SyllabusThe following topics are covered:Gene structure and functionTranscription and translationEukaryotic cell structure and functionCell culture and immunology1 / 2


Form 20 Heriot-Watt University - Module Descriptor Template (RAY) Version 3.0 (2007/2008)Module Title Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology School Life Sciences On or Off- OnCampusModuleCo-ordinatorDr Peter MorrisSCQFLevel8 ModuleCodeA18MC Semester 2 Credits 159. Learning Outcomes (HWU Core Skills: Employability and Professional Career Readiness)Subject MasteryUnderstanding, Knowledge and Cognitive SkillsOn completion of this module the learner will be able to:Scholarship, Enquiry and Research (Research-Informed Learning)• Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of cell and molecular biology• Analyse and interpret information on cell and molecular biology• Show an awareness of the relevance of cell and molecular biology to other areas of the life sciencesPersonal AbilitiesIndustrial, Commercial & Professional Practice Autonomy, Accountability & Working with Others Communication, Numeracy & ICTAfter completing this module the learner will be able to:• Access and interpret relevant information from published resources• Present relevant and coherent information in a written form• Manage time effectively and work to deadlines10. Assessment Methods 11. Re-assessment MethodsMethodDuration of Exam(if applicable)Weighting (%) Synoptic modules? Method Duration of Exam(if applicable)Examination 2 hr 70% Examination 2 hrCoursework 30%12. Date and VersionDate of Proposal September 2007 Date of Approval bySchool Committee2 October 2007 Date ofImplementationSeptember 2008VersionNumber1.02 / 2

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