Molecular & Cellular Biology 3B BIOL4075
Academic Session: 2012-13
School: School of Life Sciences
Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
Typically Offered: Semester 2
Available to Visiting Students: Yes
You will develop:
A broad understanding and knowledge of areas of science core to molecular and cellular biology encompassing aspects of geonomics and gene function, protein function, membranes and compartmentalisation within cells.
Laboratory and practical skills and techniques relevant to this area of science and research.
Problem solving skills, data interpretation, critical evaluation of information and data.
Communication skills focused on science communication, both verbal and written.
Lectures, laboratory work, tutorials, seminars etc as organised.
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
You must have at least 240 credits in total, including at least 60 credits from Level-2 biology courses at grade D (or above). In addition, you need at least B grades in ALL the required Level-2 courses to be assured an offer of a place in this course; you may be offered a place if you achieve C or D grades but this is not guaranteed. The required Level-2 courses are: Essential Genetics 2; Building an Organism 2; Molecules of Life 2.
Molecular & Cellular Biology 3A
The course will be assessed by means of a 90-minute examination paper (20%) and a 3-hour examination paper (50%) in the April / May diet and in-course assessment (30%).
In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students, and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions are listed below in this box.
Main Assessment In: April/May