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BS356-24 Laboratories and Assessments for Biochemists

Life Sciences
Undergraduate Level 3
Module leader
Keith Leppard
Credit value
Module duration
20 weeks
100% coursework
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

BS356-24 Laboratories and Assessments for Biochemists

Module aims

To complete the development of students' research and transferrable skills through a program of laboratory and tutorial activities (continuation of programs in Years 1 and 2).

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Students will complete the third year of a laboratory and tutorial-based skills program. The key aims of the year 3 program are to embed final year level literature and practical research skills and communication skills. This will be achieved through a combination of tutorial set tasks, some of which are formative and some summatively assessed, and laboratory classes.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Students should be able to critically analyse data produced in the laboratory or in work sheet format
  • Students should be able to deliver a concise and informative oral presentation on a science topic.
  • Students should be able to produce a concise summary of research literature
  • Students should be able to analyse critically the primary research literature
Subject specific skills


Transferable skills


Study time

Type Required
Seminars 4 sessions of 1 hour (2%)
Tutorials 8 sessions of 1 hour (3%)
Supervised practical classes 10 sessions of 5 hours (21%)
Private study 178 hours (74%)
Total 240 hours
Private study description

178 hrs self-study and preparation of assessments


No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group A4
Weighting Study time
Laboratory Work 50%
Experimental Design 8%
Tutor's Choice 8%
Research Seminar 25%
Scientific Paper (Ethical Approval) 9%
Feedback on assessment

Regular small group meetings with tutor; digital written feedback on on-line assessments; oral feedback on seminar presentations.


This module is Core for:

  • Year 3 of UBSA-C700 Undergraduate Biochemistry
  • Year 3 of ULFA-C1A2 Undergraduate Biochemistry (MBio)
  • Year 4 of UBSA-C701 Undergraduate Biochemistry (with Intercalated Year)
  • Year 3 of ULFA-C1A6 Undergraduate Biochemistry with Industrial Placement (MBio)