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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Laboratory Tools for the Biosciences (VESC11024)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will deliver the theory and practical training in specific laboratory techniques that are fundamental to modern biological science with hands on experience in the laboratory.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Covered by mandatory additional programme costs
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCompleted degree at Bachelor level in biological sciences orother relevant discipline
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) 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: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 100, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 12, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 3 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 65 %, Practical Exam 5 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will develop and enhance their understanding and experience with essential laboratory techniques. Upon completion students will be able to:
design an experiment, develop hypotheses, understand appropriate experimental controls, recording and analysis of data
prepare reagents, carry out assay techniques, use microscopes and laboratory equipment
understand and have experience of cell culture and microbiology
perform a bioinformatics analysis and use publicly available databases
understand modern immunological methods, genetic manipulations, molecular biology techniques.
Assessment Information
Written assignments (75%)
Assessment of practical skills (25%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Theory and practical sessions on modern laboratory techniques in animal sciences, including mammalian and prokaryotic cell culture, manipluation of DNA, RNA and protein.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Tutorials, lectures and practical laboratory sessions.
Keywordsanimal science, molecular genetics laboratory
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kim Summers
Tel: 0131 527 4200
Email: kim.summers@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Joan Blanch
Tel:
Email: Joan.Blanch@ed.ac.uk
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