MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BSc Biochemistry options

Final Year, Component 06

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BS320-6-SP
Human Molecular Genetics
(15 CREDITS)

The study of human genetics is one of the fastest moving areas of scientific research today. Get to know some important emerging themes from the human genome sequence into the emerging fields of epigenetics and non-coding RNAs. You examine variations in genome sequence and structure in human populations, and consider the evidence for selection in human populations. Consider the evolution of the X chromosome and its regulation by the process of X-inactivation. You also investigate the significance of imprinting and epigenetics in human disease.

BS327-6-AU
Cell Signalling
(15 CREDITS)

The module describes the fundamental principles of cell signalling and communication in the context of development, health, biological stress, and disease. You explore the biochemistry of signal transduction, control, integration, and signal processing as implemented by biological systems, and consider the newly developed tools of post-genomic biology.

BS331-6-SP
Stem Cell Biology and Ageing
(15 CREDITS)

This module describes the fundamental principles of stem cell biology and molecular mechanisms and factors that define their 'stemness'. It also covers the processes that govern their differentiation into specific cell types.

BS333-6-AU
Bioimaging
(15 CREDITS)

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