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Students undertaking this subject must complete five modules.
The first module will introduce the concept of biomedical research and will cover advances in genome sciences, structural biology, bioinformatics and molecular cell biology.
Three professional skills modules aim to teach students skills in reading scientific literature, scientific writing and scientific communication.
The ‘Experimental Design and Statistics’ module will cover aspects of experimental design, ethics and biostatistical methods used in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of the subject the student should be able to:
- To demonstrate a mature understanding of experimental design, experimental implementation, data evaluation and communication as it relates to modern biomedical research, in a broad ethical context.
- To demonstrate skills in the written communication of research data.
- To demonstrate skills in the oral communication of research data.
- To demonstrate skills in critical evaluation of scientific data and manuscripts.
- To develop a mature understanding of the experimental framework of hypothesis formulation and testing as applied to research in the broad area of biochemical and molecular biology.
- To develop skills in critical analysis of published experimental data and findings.
- To develop skills in oral and written presentation of scientific concepts.
Last updated: 6 December 2019