BIOC40140 Biotech Case Study

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module requires students to perform case studies of a biotechnological innovations, therapeutic compounds, or services using the scientific literature and online or other sources. Three workshops will take place focusing on:

1. Creative Thinking in Science
2. Critical Thinking in Science
3. Presenting your Ideas
followed by sessions where Groups present short Case Studies.

A final case study report in the form of
a) a newspaper article or blog entry
b) report to an Investor Board, or
c) application to a funding agency
is submitted to complete the module

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Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module students will be able to independently research a technique, compound or innovation and provide written and oral material assessing the importance, potential and practical aspects of developing and applying the technique/compound/innovation.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Ability to read and understand modern biological scientific literature.
Good knowledge of techniques and concepts used in every-day biological research.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Individual assessment assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

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