SCI07016 2020 Biomedical Science Laboratory Skills 2

General Details

Full Title
Biomedical Science Laboratory Skills 2
Transcript Title
Biomedical Science Laboratory
75 %
Subject Area
SCI - Science
LIFE - Life Sciences
07 - Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Stephen Daly, Yvonne Lang
Programme Membership
SG_SAPMS_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Medical Sciences SG_SBIOM_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical and Bioindustrial Sciences

This module aims to provide students with the skills and techniques required to work in a regulated biomedical laboratory, building on past knowledge/skills developed in earlier modules, and underpinning further study and practice in biomedical sciences.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Carry out laboratory work in a professional manner and experimentally perform, communicate and interpret laboratory determinations of protein detection.


Demonstrate competency in lipid analyses and interpretation of data.


Demonstrate adeptness in chromatographic methods for protein purification.


Effectively discuss investigations in applied biomedical sciences.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning will be achieved via laboratory based practical course work, self-directed reading of the subject matter, laboratory report writing, discussion, research assignment and assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be achieved through laboratory practical participation, report writing, research assignment and quiz (multiple choice questions/short answer questions).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will be achieved through laboratory practical participation, report writing, research assignment and quiz (multiple choice questions/short answer questions).

Module Dependencies

SCI06016 201600 Science Laboratory Skills 2

Indicative Syllabus

Chromatographic techniques: Ion Exchange chromatography (IEC) and Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) for proteins; Spectroscopy: Visible and UV determinations; Protein assays: Biuret protein assay and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA); Ouchterlony immunodiffusion analysis; Estimation of lipid/fat content by the Gerber method and Mutation detection techniques

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research Project Project Assignment 20 % End of Term 3,4
2 Practical Reports Practical Practical Evaluation 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
3 Quiz Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 20 % End of Term 2,3,4

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical / Laboratory Science Laboratory Science Laboratory Skills 24 Once Per Module 0.80
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 24 Once Per Module 0.80
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.80 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Crowe, J. and Bradshaw, T. (2014); Chemistry for the Biosciences: The essential concepts. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press.

Masterton, W.L, Hurley, C.N. and Neth, E. (2012) Chemistry: Principles and Reactions. 7th edition. Cengage.

Lodish, H. (2012) Molecular Cell Biology. W. H. Freeman and Company

Voet, D. (2012) Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level. Wiley. Mader, S. S. (2010) Human Biology. 11th edition. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0073377988.

Harvey, R.A. and Champe, P.C. (2005) Biochemistry. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Boyer, R. (2006) Concepts in Biochemistry. Wiley.

Reece. J.B., Urry, L.A., Cain, M.L., Wasserman, S.A., Minorsky.,P.V. and Jackson, R.B. (2013) Campbell Biology. 10th edition. Benjamin Cummings. ISBN-10: 0321775651

URL Resources


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