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Molecular and cellular biology 721


 
Module code MLB 721
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Principles and applications of recombinant DNA, and other novel molecular and genomics technologies, to address questions in the biological sciences and/or biotechnology.  Strong emphasis is placed on the principles of research planning, including identifying suitable research objectives, formulating a research strategy and understanding the relevance and feasibility of research.  The module is assessed by means of a research project proposal, conceived and formulated by each student.  The proposal must focus on the use of molecular technologies in addressing realistic questions in biology and/or biotechnology.  There is also an oral defense of the project proposal. 
This module is jointly presented in the Departments of Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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