Biochemistry BSc _Honours__ C700 and C702
Biochemistry is a branch of biology. It is to study the chemical composition, structure, and a variety of biological processes based on chemical changes in the life sciences. The emergence of biochemistry the term about the late 19th century, early 20th century, but its origins can be traced back even further, the early history of physiology and chemistry of the early part of history.
Biochemistry BSc (Honours): C700 and C702 Biochemistry is the study of the structure rated biological research at the and function of living organisms at the biochemical and molecular level and the molecular level. This is an exciting and Division of Biomedical & Life Sciences in rapidly expanding field which has been the School of Health & Medicine is st at the forefront of advances in biology ranked joint 1 in the UK for Allied and medicine. Our flexible Biochemistry Health Professions and Studies research. degree provides students with core Current interests include cellular modules in Biochemistry coupled with a response to DNA damage, molecular solid background in other related fields analysis of corneal transparency, such as genetics and cell biology. This proteins involved in the lubrication of training in all aspects of Biochemistry is joints, molecular mechanisms of neuron important when considering the destruction in Alzheimer's disease, food multidisciplinary and interactive nature poisoning bacteria, and cellular of today's scientific work environments. signalling. Due to our high level of In the later parts of the course students research funding and activity in this area, can choose modules, techniques courses our students are exposed to up-to-date and projects in specialised areas of facilities and in their third year research Biochemistry to suit their own interests. project have the opportunity to carry out cutting edge research. Lectures, Course options. Student may choose to practicals and workshops will take place go to North America or Australasia for in our state-of-the-art teaching facilities. the second year of this course (see separate Study Abroad leaflet for Careers information. This degree will details). provide an excellent platform for research based careers in biochemistry, Entry requirements. Typically BBB at A- including further postgraduate study for level (ABB for the Study Abroad scheme) MSc or PhD qualifications. In addition for entry from the sixth form with at there are many opportunities in the least two science subjects from pharmaceutical industry, hospital Biol/Chem/Geog/Maths/Phys/Psych research and diagnostics, the food and a minimum of AS-level chemistry, or industry, forensic science and research equivalent 2A- plus 2AS-levels. institutes that are accessible to our Applicants with other types of biochemistry graduates. Traditionally qualification should enquire for details. our graduates enter a wide range of careers and the transferable skills Specialist facilities. Biochemistry is at acquired during this degree will make the heart of Lancaster University's the graduate attractive to employers in research and teaching priorities. The many other areas such as management, university has a long history of highly finance and marketing. Danielle Moynes “Without the experience I gained during my years at Lancaster I would never have been able to reach the level I’m at now. All of the staff were incredibly helpful and always willing to help me work through any problems I had, it’s always reassuring to know that someone is there to help you sort out any mistakes you make! My three years at university passed so quickly and were some of the best I’ve had so far. I would highly recommend a degree in Biochemistry, as it has provided me with many transferable skills required in my chosen profession and allowed me to gain the confidence to take my studies one step further.” Further information contact: Telephone: 01524 510247 Email: email@example.com Web: http://biol.lancs.ac.uk/bs/admit Biochemistry BSc (Honours): C700 and C702 Part I In the first year, Part I of their degree, students take a total of 15 modules 10 of which are compulsory (in bold). Students may take the remaining 5 modules from those shown or take modules in another subject on offer at Lancaster. Assessment is through course work, end of module tests and summer examinations. (*Students with A-level chemistry may take two other courses instead.) ! Molecules of Life ! Atoms & Molecules ! Impact of Microbes ! Evolution ! Cell Structure & Function ! Introduction to Organic ! Anatomy & Tissue ! Variety of Life ! Genetics Chemistry Structure ! Aquatic Biology ! Biotechnology ! Organic Chemistry ! Infection & Immunity ! Life in a Changing ! Protein Biochemistry ! Physical Chemistry for ! Cellular Communication Environment Life Sciences ! Human Physiology ! Biodiversity & Conservation ! Spectroscopy ! Research Methods & ! Spanish Field Course Ethics Part IIA The second part of the degree, part IIA, is undertaken in the first two terms of the second year. Students take 2 compulsory modules in each of the Michaelmas and Lent terms. Modules are assessed through course work, end of module test and examinations. Exams take place in week 1 of the summer term of the second year. Compulsory Modules Year Abroad Option ! Biochemistry For students on the North ! Genetics America-Australasia scheme ! Cell Biology (C702), the second year is spent at the overseas university ! Medical Microbiology Part IIB The final part of the degree, Part IIB, starts in the summer term of the second year, when students take four specialised techniques courses. In the first two terms of the third year students take a further four modules. Students also perform a piece of individual research leading to the production of a project dissertation. The summer term of the third year is reserved for the Final exams. ! Skills Modules (including: Research & Employability Skills, Biochemical Techniques) Compulsory Modules Three optional modules, including: ! Protein Biochemistry ! Genetics & Biotechnology ! Cell Interactions in Development & Disease ! Biomedicine (Chronic Disease) ! Cell Biology ! Immunology & Parasitology