Core Module Information
Module title: Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology [Hong Kong]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS11602
Module leader: Kasia Siemienowicz
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences


Description of module content:

In this module you will study the tools of molecular biology that can be used to analyse and characterise human diseases at the molecular level in modern biomedical science and hospital research laboratories. You will also develop team-working skills in the development and delivery of a high quality poster presentation on the subject of a recent advance in biomedical research.
This module will include - an analysis of DNA sequences as unique human identifiers; molecular basis of diseases/genetic disorders; interaction of multiple genes in the aetiology of disease; use of DNA sequencing, microarray analysis, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and RNA interference in biomedical research environments and the analysis of diseases and genetic disorders (screening and diagnosis); analyses of the proteome and proteomics technologies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Critically explore the physico-chemical properties of RNA, DNA and proteins and relate these to common current methodologies and technologies for molecular analysis.
LO2: Analyse and interpret DNA sequence, and RNA and protein expression data
LO3: Appraise and critically review research literature concerning molecular approaches to the analysis of human disease.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kasia Siemienowicz
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 21
Face To Face Groupwork (Independent Study) 10
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 3 12 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 03.00
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS11602 Biomedical Applications of Molecular Biology [Hong Kong]