Module title: Biotechnology and Drug Discovery

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

Module code: MIC11108
Module leader: Craig Stevens
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Microbiology & Drug Discovery

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Craig Stevens
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and supporting tutorials. Lectures include interactive sessions during which students work in small groups to undertake exercises to develop skills in critical and independent thinking (LO1-5). This module addresses current developments in drug discovery and includes critical analysis of relevant recent research publications (LO6).
Key employability skills are embedded and assessed – including critical and independent thinking, reviewing literature, scientific writing (LO1,2,6).
Students will be expected to appraise current literature and keep up-to-date in this rapidly moving field (LO6).
Advances in medical biotechnology are, by their nature, of global interest. New developments in drug discovery are reported in international media as their potential impacts society on a worldwide scale (LO1-6).

Formative Assessment:
Students will engage in interactive components including a 1 hour oral presentation in week 3 to 12 and group discussions in week 1 to 12, which students will be asked to critically appraise scientific literature of relevance to the module. This formative assessment and the feedback obtained will aid student’s understanding (LOs1-5) and employability skills (LO6).

Summative Assessment:
Coursework assessment in the form of a learning journal (LO 6), in weeks 5, 9 and an extended essay (LO 1-6) in week 12 will be used to assess knowledge and understanding of the theoretical aspects of this module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 25 1-6 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Learning Log 25 1-6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 500
Project - Written 50 1-6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100