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Postgraduate Course: Biologics and Protein Design (PGBI11091)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPostgraduate Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThere is a massive growth in the use of proteins as therapeutic drugs. This course will cover the design and potential uses of different families of proteins.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Online Activities 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
A knowledge of different kind of biologics used therapeutically;
an appreciation of the demands for purity, characterisation and quality control, and how to achieve them; and
a critical understanding of the principles and limitations of rational design of biologics.
Assessment Information
An electronic portfolio will be kept by students including a blog on their engagement, and a linkage to a list of graduate attributes for which they will provide appropriate evidence from the course. (50%)

There will be a problem based exercise based on a vignette of our own research in which the students will go through the computational aspects required to achieve it and to assess their work critically. (50 %)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus 1 Introduction. To the problem. Priming students on main problem to be assessed and guidance to the on-line modules that will prepare them for it.
2 Virtual Classroom. Introduction to sub-problem.
3&4 Submission of sub-problem, Virtual Classroom. Feed forward to the main problem.
5 Virtual Classroom. Submission of main problem.
Transferable skills Computing skills; thinking in three-dimensions
Problem solving
Group work
Self-reflection
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsBPD
Contacts
Course organiserProf Malcolm Walkinshaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3719
Email: M.Walkinshaw@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
Email: Vicky.Mactaggart@ed.ac.uk
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