EXPLORING BIOCHEMISTRY - 2017/8

Module code: BMS1052

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

BAILEY I Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework REFLECTIVE SELF-ASSESSMENT 20%
Coursework PEER EVALUATION 20%
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PRESENTATION 60%

Alternative Assessment

Self-reflection on performance

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

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. 

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content may include:


Genetic Engineering
Environemntal toxicology
Drug Design
Clinical biomarkers
Metabolic disease
Presentation skills
Communication skills

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:


Lectures
Small group workshops
Drop in sessions

Assessment Strategy

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%)


Formative assessment

Continuous development and chalengeing during group work sessions

Peer feedback on written work and presentation

Feedback

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

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.