EXPLORING BIOCHEMISTRY - 2017/8
Module code: BMS1052
School of Biosciences and Medicine
BAILEY I Dr (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||GROUP PRESENTATION||60%|
Self-reflection on performance
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Biochemistry is a broad field of study. This module aims to begin the students on a journey to facilitate the communication and passion for their subject, enabling them to develop and refine communication skills for further study. The students will be divided into groups, each assigned a mentor from the teaching team. The mentor will introduce the students to several different aspects of biochemistry and provide some insights into the opportunities a career in biochemistry and provide.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content may include:
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Deliver students a broad introduction to some areas within the field of biochemistry, engage students with group based project work to develop literature handling and communication skills.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Small group workshops
Drop in sessions
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Their ability to evaluate and summarise scientific information and to communicate the information to an audience of their peers.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Presentation of a case study to peers and staff (80%)
Self-evaluation of performance (20%)
Peer evaluation of group performance (20%)
Continuous development and chalengeing during group work sessions
Peer feedback on written work and presentation
Feedback will be continuous during small group sessions. Further written feedback will be available on the final group presentation and the peer and self evaluation.
Reading list for EXPLORING BIOCHEMISTRY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/bms1052
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.