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Postgraduate Course: Biologics and Protein Design (PGBI11091)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
Summary**Online Distance Learning Course**

There 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.
Course description 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 16/05/2016
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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 %)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Computing skills; thinking in three-dimensions
Problem solving
Group work
Self-reflection
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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