Postgraduate Course: Biologics and Protein Design (PGBI11091)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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 %)
|No Exam Information
| ¿ 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||¿ Computing skills; thinking in three-dimensions
¿ Problem solving
¿ Group work
|Course organiser||Prof Malcolm Walkinshaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3719
|Course secretary||Miss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
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