Molecular Biology 4.1


This module will provide the learner with an in-depth understanding of current and emerging molecular-based technologies and their biotechnological applications. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically discuss recent advances in genetic and protein engineering strategies and their biotechnological applications.

  2. Evaluate the regulation of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and the various methodologies employed to analyse gene expression in these systems.

  3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of bioinformatics and online molecular biology tools for comparing, analysing and interpreting biological data. 

  4. Critically assess the use of 'omics' technologies in (bio)pharmaceutical research and development. 

  5. Evaluate current and emerging molecular diagnostic technologies and their underlying principles and applications. 

  6. Perform advanced molecular biology techniques and present and interpret scientific results. 

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