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MRes Industrial Physical Biochemistry: Schedule

September intake
 BIOS4074  Physical Chemistry for Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology (10 credits)
 BIOS4151  Advanced Practical Methods in Biopharma and Food Sciences (10 credits)
 BUSI4454  Entrepreneurial Creativity (20 credits)
 BIOS4004  Antibody Biotechnology (10 credits)
 BIOS4005  Polysaccharide & Drug Delivery Technology (10 credits)
 BUSI4570  Technology Entrepreneurship (10 credits)
  1. Research Tutorials (January – April), worth 10% of the module
    Part A: Physical Biochemistry.   Part B: Polysaccharide & Drug Delivery Biotechnology. 
    Assessment consists of Assessed Questions and a Practical (Viscosity of a monoclonal antibody.
  2. Industrial Placement / Industrially Related Project (1st March start), worth 50% of the module
    For 20/21 the Project will be a literature based review.  Students submit a Review by 15th June (this will be Part A of the Dissertation) and present a 20 minute Presentation on their Research. 
    The Placement/ project will be initiated in consultation with an industrial supervisor before the start of the Spring semester, in order for the student to find the necessary background information about the project and the company.  
    It can be in one of the following general areas:
    Biopharma/Healthcare; The Business of Biochemistry, Biopharmaceutics and Biotechnology; Healthy Foods; Biomolecular Archaeology or Macromolecular Biotechnology
  3. Group Research Project – in the NCMH laboratories.  (15th June start), worth 40% of the module.
    It can involve characterisation of an industrial macromolecule by (i) Analytical Ultracentrifugation (ii) SEC MALS (iii) Dynamic Light Scattering (iv) Viscosity.  Students submit individual reports by 25th August (this will be Part B of the Dissertation) and a combined Group Poster by 1st September.
    ALTERNATIVELY, and after agreement with the Industrial Partner,  2 & 3 can be replaced by a single Research Project, worth 90% of the module, with the dissertation to be submitted by 25th August and a Poster by 1st September.
    There will be a viva examination by the External Examiner in September.



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