Bsc Hons Biology

A lab manual written specially for the module is used to guide students step-by-step through learning the software. The module will cover several seminal and Nobel Prize winning research topics including a detailed look at the key reactions of the citric acid cycle and the coupling of electron transport, proton pumping and ATP synthesis. The concepts and areas of biochemistry covered will be further illustrated by reference to the pathological state and human diseases which result from specific malfunctions in biochemical pathways and reactions. Each week the lectures and practicals lead students through the variety of techniques used to purify proteins. The lectures provide students with an understanding of the biochemical methods commonly used and their significance within a protein purification strategy. Practicals will be tightly linked to the lectures, with students being required to follow a purification strategy over the course of the module.

In this module you will develop an understanding of the transformation technologies used in the study of gene expression, gene therapy and biotechnological applications of genetically modified organisms. You will consider how molecular research is employed in a range of systems, including animal and plant models, as well as the simple social amoeba, Dictyostelium. You will also analyse the use of molecular genetics in the study of circadian rhythms. In this module you will develop an understanding of the principles of population and community ecology, focussing on the forces which structure communities of animals and plants. You will also consider the role of population and community ecology in the maintenance of biodiversity. You will look at the role of T cells as effectors and regulators of immune responses, allergic reactions, transplant rejection, and the HIV virus and the pathogenesis of AIDS on the immune system.

Places and availability change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed, but previously Biosciences students have completed their year abroad in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA. As part of this degree scheme, you will be able to study at one of our huge range of partner universities in your third year. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to experience another culture, make friends from around the world and gain valuable experience to prepare you for the world of work after you complete your studies. Enrolment on a programme with a semester/year abroad does not guarantee you a semester/year abroad placement.

This covers the extent to which we can infer phenotype from genomic sequence – e.g. how much you can tell about a person once their genome has been sequenced. Specific examples may be drawn from forensic science, medical diagnosis and historical analysis. Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer. You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree. We use a mixture of teaching styles – lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work. For optional fieldwork, you will have to cover the cost of your flight and contribute towards accommodation and food.

Your timetable will be built around on campus sessions using our professional facilities, with online sessions for some activities where we know being virtual will add value. We’ll use technology to enhance all of your learning and give you access to online resources to use in your own time. During year 1, you will receive a home package with practical activities you can run at home. In this module, you will be encouraged to debate current approaches to genetic manipulation and its widening fields of application. You will also evaluate ethical issues and regulation arising within the field of gene technology.

Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Finally, the structure and functions of lipids are described, with emphasis upon the role of lipids, proteins and carbohydrates in biological membranes. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities and volunteering opportunities that enable you to explore your interests and enhance your CV. Our weekly careers bulletin and careers blogs are written by student volunteers, and inform you of careers events. In this module you will study eukaryote and prokaryote cells and develop an understanding of key concepts in fundamental cell You will gain practical and theoretical knowledge through laboratory experimentation and observational microscopy. Throughout your degree you will gain biological and transferable skills necessary for a scientific career.

You’ll gain vital professional experience and get a head start in the graduate market. The module discusses selected examples and explains techniques used to study molecular interactions. Microorganisms are key players in all the major biogeochemical cycles on Earth. Fluxes, Cycles, and Microbial Communities explores the microbial influence on the biological, chemical, and geological processes that shape natural environments on our planet….