Foundation Skills Development 2
The module will provide the student with a diversity of laboratory and scientific skills in relation to the undertaking of undergraduate practical sessions in a safe manner and develop skills including molarity calculations, biological extractions, basic chromatography, an introduction into anatomical dissection and physiology.
Fundamental Research Skills
This module is designed to develop the skills required for students of biochemistry and genetics degree programmes. Students meet with their tutors and will be given a series of assignments designed to develop skills in key areas such as essay writing, presentations and general numeracy.
The module provides a broad study of the interactions between chemical processes and biological systems. It addresses the chemical processes used by organisms to utilize chemicals for energy production, structural functions and as building blocks of macromolecules.
Cyflwyniad i Fiocemeg
Mae'r modiwl yn darparu astudiaeth eang o'r rhyngweithiadau rhwng prosesau cemegol a systemau biolegol. Mae'n ymdrin â'r prosesau cemegol a ddefnyddir gan organeddau i fanteisio ar gemegau at ddiben cynhyrchu egni, at ddibenion strwythurol ac fel blociau adeiladu macromoleciwlau.
Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal Transduction
This module reviews the basic elements of enzyme kinetics, including their mechanism and inhibition. The control of enzyme function by allosteric mechanisms is considered together with an appreciation of the significance of sigmoid kinetics. An overview of coenzymes and (metal) co-factors in enzyme function is given together with a description of the role played by vitamins in co-enzyme production.
Doctors, patients & the goals of medicine
The educational intention of the module is to allow the student to consider the contemporary practice of Medicine within the United Kingdom. This will include understanding the professional regulation, financial constraints and societal and personal challenges, within which medicine and other healthcare activities are practiced.
Techniques in Molecular Biology
The module will provide a sound theoretical basis to a comprehensive range of biomolecular techniques currently employed in molecular genetics and biochemistry. Particular emphasis is placed on DNA recombinant technology, next generation sequencing, transcriptomics, proteomics and mass spectrometry.
The modules seeks to expand upon the first year metabolism module (PM-127) to encompass the metabolism of other biomolecules and further additions to central glycolysis and the TCA cycle.
The module discusses the uptake and metabolism of carbohydrates other than glucose, the use of carbohydrates in the pentose phosphate pathway and disease implications.
Fatty acid and cholesterol metabolism and transport systems are discussed, alongside clinical implications and modern therapeutic drugs that target these pathways.
The pathways of amino acid synthesis and degradation in humans are described along with an introduction to the urea cycle.
Nod y modiwl hwn yw ehangu ar fodiwl metabolaeth y flwyddyn gyntaf (PM-127) i gynnwys metabolaeth biofoleciwlau eraill ac ychwanegu mwy am glycolsis canolog a'r cylchred TCA.
Mae'r modiwl yn trafod ymlifiad a metabolaeth carbohydradau ac eithrio glucos, y defnydd o garbohydradau yn y llwybr ffosffad pentos a goblygiadau clefyd.
Caiff metabolaeth asid brasterog a cholesterol a systemau cludo eu trafod, ynghyd â goblygiadau clinigol a chyffuriau therapiwtig modern sy'n targedu'r llwybrau hyn.
Caiff llwybrau synthesis asidau amino a diraddiad mewn pobl eu disgrifio ynghyd â chyflwyniad i'r gylchred wrea.
Skills for Researchers
The modern scientist graduate is expected to have gained extensive laboratory-based experience and this is certainly essential for any student intent on pursuing a research-based career. Skills for Researchers provides students with the opportunity to acquire the core skills to be able to conduct, analyse, interpret and present scientific experiments. A proportion of the module will be spent in the laboratory gaining hands-on experience. Skills acquired in this module will form the basis for future experimental work, including the final year project. Students will have the opportunity to provide feedback to peers and engage with a variety of online learning materials.
Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modification
The module provides an understanding of the metabolism of nucleic acids and the biological relevance of their natural modification. The use of modified nucleic acid products clinically is also covered.
The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own enquiry-based research project. The project may be laboratory or non-laboratory based, but it will always involve a research question that is drawn from the literature, and focused on a topic relevant to the life sciences. It will ask a novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.
This module is for students with an interest in teaching, science communication and Medicine, and involves projects based in local schools/colleges, community groups , science outreach programmes (e.g. Oriel Science) or within Higher Education. The student will engage both in observation and in various teaching activities. The module will be assessed through various methods including a written report and the supervisor¿s report.
Biomedical Laboratory Techniques
The module will provide practical and in depth theory of applications and equipment available to MSci students in the biomedical research laboratories based at the Medical School. The module will provide guidelines and rationale for experimental design, and data and statistical analysis.
Technegau Labordy Biofeddygol
Bydd y modiwl yn darparu damcaniaeth ymarferol a manwl o¿r cymwysiadau ac offer sydd ar gael i fyfyrwyr MSci yn y labordai ymchwil biofeddygol sydd wedi'u lleoli yn yr Ysgol Feddygaeth. Bydd y modiwl yn darparu canllawiau a rhesymeg ar gyfer cynlluniau arbrofol, a dadansoddiad data ac ystadegau.
Fundamentals of Biomedical Science
This module has been designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and principle concepts of biomedical science from a scientific and practice basis. The module will cover key topic areas ranging from Good Laboratory Practice, Biomedical Diagnostics, Pathophysiology, the disciplines in Biomedical Science and the various approaches involved to ensure Quality Control and Laboratory Management.
Chemistry for Biochemists
The module covers transition metals, elements of bio-inorganic chemistry, forensic chemistry, antibody-drug conjugate chemistry, the chemistry of nanoparticles and the chemistry of biosensors.
Organic Chemistry: an Introduction for Life Sciences.
The module deals with the basic principles of organic chemistry Two aspects which are particularly emphasised are the stereochemistry of organic compounds and the mechanisms of organic reactions.
Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation; an Introduction for Life Sciences.
This module deals with the principles and practice of analytical chemistry and gives an introduction to a number of important instrumental techniques in analytical chemistry for both quantitative and qualitative analysis and structure elucidation.
Clinical Biochemistry for Biomedical Scientists
Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine
This module explores the state of the art genomics techniques used for DNA sequencing (e.g. targeted approaches, whole exome and whole genome sequencing) and RNA sequencing. This module will include introductory bioinformatics approaches required for the analysis of genomic data, which will provide a solid foundation for the Bioinformatics module. The module will also cover the use of array based methodologies and RNA sequencing in estimating levels of protein expression, micro RNAs and gene manipulation technologies. A comprehensive introduction to metabolomics and proteomics, which are important for the functional interpretation of genomic data and discovery of disease biomarkers will also be included.