Research Perspectives in Biochemistry

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Perspectives in Biochemistry

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Two of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353, BIOC 354, BIOC 355

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Development of scientific ideas and application of the scientific method. Communicating science. Current research topics in Biochemistry.

    Skills mastered at university are highly valued by employers and support life-long learning. To foster these, BIOC 360 emphasises how members of the scientific community read, think and write. Through discussions students will explore how we formulate and explore scientific ideas, and the philosophical and ethical issues in science. Examples from Biochemistry lecturers' own investigations will illustrate how research is conducted. Presentations from policy-setters will give an overview of the New Zealand science environment. Assessment is largely internal and emphasises exercises in presenting scientific material.

    Learning Outcomes
    - Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry, molecular life sciences and related scientific fields
    - Appropriately communicate biochemical concepts to both specialist and general audiences
    - Understand the relationship between science and society
    - Evaluate the philosophical and ethical aspects of their activities as a scientist
    - Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
    - Work effectively both independently and as part of a team

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