University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students of Life Sciences need to be comfortable with the chemistry and biochemistry of the molecules of life and the processes in which these molecules are vital components. This module will enable students to explore the diversity and function of a broad range of biological molecules, combining a range of learning and teaching methods (lectures, practicals and tutorials) to support the student through this challenging subject. It is essential that students be given the opportunity to develop laboratory skills, and as such the a number of formative practical exercises will be undertaken, in line with the theoretical content of the module. Students will be assessed both formatively and summatively, giving them the opportunity to improve on their skills and to prepare them for higher levels of study. Areas covered are: properties & reactions of biological molecules; biomolecular processes; energy for life?s processes and laboratory techniques for biochemistry and molecular biology.
    Assessment: Synoptic lab report (30%) ; Case Study Presentation (20%) ; Exam (50%).
    *All transcripts are issued in UK credits.

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