Applications of Biological Sciences

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applications of Biological Sciences

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    A study of how molecular bioscience can help solve biological problems encountered by human beings. The theme followed molecular bioscience will start with a consideration of how sequencing the human genome and bioinformatic analysis has led to the incarnation of personal medicine. It will consider how human diseases and conditions are being treated in the 21st Century: the development of new antibiotics the use of stem cell biology and the science of tissue regeneration. Specific studies will be made of cancer and neuro-degeneration to show how modern molecular biochemical and biophysical techniques are being used by Bioscientists to study these diseases. In addition the wider applications of molecular science in agriculture forensic science and biotechnology will be explored.
    Assessment: Magazine Article (40%) ; Essay (60%).
    *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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