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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biological Sciences : Molecular Biology

Undergraduate Course: Molecular Biology of Disease (MLBI10017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryBasic research in cell biology, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology leads to detailed knowledge of biological systems, both normal and diseased, and indicates how new diagnostic and therapeutic tools may be developed with which to tackle diseases for which there may be no good treatments at present. The lectures in this course, given by experts drawn from different parts of the University and from associated research institutes in Edinburgh, illustrates how fundamental research can lead to improvements the health and welfare. This will be done by consideration of how defects in basic biological processes such as protein modification and DNA repair contribute to diseased states, and by the discussion of current research into specific conditions including cystic fibrosis and prion diseases.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Notepads
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 24, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Open-book, online exam in December
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Increased understanding of Biological processes. Detailed learning outcome will be provided later.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMLBIMolBiolD
Contacts
Course organiserProf Kevin Hardwick
Tel: (0131 6)50 7083
Email: Kevin.Hardwick@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051
Email: Donna.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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