Biotechnology Sandwich Degree Course

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Bioscience Programme


SANDWICH DEGREE COURSES



BSc (Honours) Biotechnology


This course develops the s
tudents' understanding of
molecular biology, biochemistry
, cell
biology and microbiology

in the first year.

In the second and final years, students
apply their
knowle
dge and skills to areas such as
molecular biotechnology, bioremediation, plant
biotechnology and bioinformatics.


Studies include



applying biotechnology to develop treatments for serious diseases such as cancer and
autoimmune disease


how we use microorganisms in bioremediation, such as bacteria to clean oil spills

• how biotechnology affects society

• plant biology in the molecular world

• analytical, reflective and critical thinking for scientists


The course has a strong laboratory focus and
students
develop skills in the latest practical
techniques.


Lab work in our modern and well
-
equipped facilities makes up 20 per cent of
the
timetable.


A strong theme of professional development is also embedd
ed in the course to enhance
the
students'

g
rowth as a scientist and improve
their
employability.


Most of
the
teaching staff are a
ctive in our
Biomedical Research Centre

(BMRC). This allows us
to feed scientific developments directly into our courses. The department has UK Research
Council funding for biotechnology research.


Year one modules

• cells, molecules and metabolism • fundamentals
of chemistry
• human physiology

and
anatomy • microbiology and genetics • molecular
and analytical science • skills for science

Year two core modules

• cell biology • environmental bioscience • microbiology • molecular biolo
gy • professional
development • proteins
and metabolism

Year tw
o options

• analytical science • biological chemistry • principles of pharmacology

Year three

• optional work placement

Final year modules

• bioremediation • molecular biotechnology • structural biology • plant biotechnology •
bioinformatics • research pro
ject

• professional practice








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