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Postgraduate Course: Biophysical Chemistry for MSc Drug Discovery & Translational Biology (PGBI11041)

Course Outline
School School of Biological Sciences College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 10
Home subject area Postgraduate Other subject area Service Courses for Biology
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description A lecture course covering instruction in both the theory and application of specific techniques in biophysical chemistry with reference to those related to drug discovery. The course comprises lectures in the Structures of Biological Macromolecules and Macromolecules in Motion.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students attending the MSc programme S0512 are required to pay a bench fee of 1000.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites As above
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Block 1 (Sem 1), Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
King's BuildingsLecture1-6 10:00 - 10:50
King's BuildingsLecture1-6 10:00 - 10:50
King's BuildingsLecture1-6 10:00 - 10:50
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information 3 hours of tutorials at times to be arranged
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- describe biological structures from the atomic to the cellular scale
- understand the uses of electromagnetic radiation for the analysis of structure, dynamics, interactions and chemical reactions of biological molecules
Learning outcomes specific to attainment of a pass at Level 11 include:
- to integrate all, or most, of the main areas of the course
- develop original and creative responses to problems and issues within the course
- application of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to issues at the forefront of the subject area
Assessment Information
One essay of 4000 words on a topic to be agreed between the lecturing staff and the Course Organiser.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Paul Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 7058
Email: p.taylor@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Miss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
Email: Vicky.Mactaggart@ed.ac.uk
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