Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 20/02/2018
College College Life and Env Sci
School School of Bioscience
Department School of Biosciences
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Biochemistry with Study in Continental Europe Full-time
Programme Code 5016
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To encourage students to develop to their full potential;
To provide training and learning opportunities which prepare many of the able students for research careers;
To provide courses that enable students of a wider range of ability and motivation to acquire knowledge and transferable skills that equip them for useful employment within and beyond the biosciences;
To provide students with an opportunity to experience research at first hand and to assess their suitability for a scientific research career;
To offer every undergraduate a sound basic training in scientific methods by means of courses that flourish because of cross-fertilisation between teaching and research;
To provide a course structure which allows students to delay their ultimate choice of specialisation as late as possible and to switch effectively to related areas of biological, medical or biotechnological science as interests mature or change
To enable students to gain from the experience of living abroad while undertaking the appropriate undergraduate courses at a continental University.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
The fundamental chemical and biological principles at the heart of biochemistry
Our current understanding of biochemistry and the evidence on which it is based
Related disciplines such as genetics, mathematics, microbiology, cell biology and physiology as appropriate to the specialist degree course selected
How science training is approached in another European country
Lectures, laboratory practicals, problem solving classes, computer-based learning, seminars, tutorials, extended project in final year. Language modules in Years 1 and 2, plus study at a Continental University on biochemistry courses at the appropriate level and subject to the normal teaching and learning methods
Inc-course assessments, essaus, laboratory practicals and computer graphic practicals; study abroad
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Proficiency in another European language
Knowledge and confidence from the experience of another culture Independence
Improved personal transferable skills
Knowledge and improved learning skills from the experience of a continental educational system

Dedicated skills modules in Years 1 and 2 include lectures and assessed practicals and extensive computer-based learning and independent learning, in addition to the skills components embedded in all modules. Personal tutorials. Extensive development of skills in Final Year Projects. Language modules in Years 1 and 2 plus study in a continental University where students will partake in mainstream biochemistry courses at the appropriate level.
Assessed essays practical reports and oral presentations; test in IT skills; assessed exercises on experimental design; information retrieval and interpretation; assessed dissertation and project. Study at an continental Institution.