Biochemistry & Cell Biology module (BS31004)

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Semester 1

The aim of this module is to introduce specific topics within the area of Biochemistry and Cell Biology that will underpin the more specialised areas that you will encounter in Semester 2 of Level 3 and in Level 4. The module also aims to strengthen your skills in critical analysis of scientific literature, in science communication and in self-directed learning.

Topics covered in the module are separated into four distinct themes: Core Biochemistry (including how proteins function at the molecular level, energy metabolism and photosynthesis); Core Cell Biology, From Tissues To Cells (including cell adhesion, the extracellular matrix and molecular motors); Core Cell Biology, Cell Signalling (including metabolic and developmental signalling pathways); and Systems & Synthetic Biology (including new ways of working and applications of synthetic biology).


This module is available on following courses: