Module Catalogues

Research Methods in Biotechnology

Module Title Research Methods in Biotechnology
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

To provide students with lab-based training in DNA manipulation, protein biochemistry, and large-scale screening for bioactive compounds

Learning outcomes

CODE OUTCOME
A demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the latest advances in biotechnological methods and how to apply these methods to a research project
B Critically discuss the principles of the latest methodologies for the generation of protein expression vectors
C Evaluate the principles of the latest methodologies for the expression and biochemical characterization of recombinant proteins, and the application of these molecules in drug discovery programmes
D Appraise the processes required for high throughput screening technologies to identify small molecules with potential for development of new pharmaceuticals
E apply, critically evaluate and interpret the knowledge and understanding gained to solve complex problems in biology

Method of teaching and learning

Laboratory practice with an introductory lecture