Swansea University

Medical Biochemistry, MSci (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

During each year of your degree, you will be required to study 120 credits, made up of compulsory and optional modules. The Medical School offers undergraduate degree programmes in Biochemistry, Medical Biochemistry, Genetics, Medical Genetics and a combined honours in Biochemistry & Genetics. To compare what you could study in these five pathways, click on GenBiochem Modules Available 17/18 to find a spreadsheet showing the modules available.
(If you download this Excel spreadsheet and save it on your PC, then click on the title of each module in the second column whilst connected to the internet, you should see further details from the module catalogue. These links from the spreadsheet may not work with some browser settings, nor iPad, iPhone, Android, etc.)

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP

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· Requirements

A typical offer is AAB at A-Level [or equivalent for other qualifications: 136 UCAS tariff points]. You must have good grades in Chemistry and Biology. IB: 34 (including good HL grades in Chemistry and Biology). We make individual offers for your circumstances after reading your UCAS personal statements and references. Find out the entry requirements for an International Student.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Welsh
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Course programme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NamePM-127Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Energy and Metabolism: The Reactions of LifePM-131Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemistry of LifePM-134Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10MicrobiologyPM-139Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Physiology IPMC100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Atoms and Molecules, Chemical Bonding and Structure; an Introduction for Life Sciences.PMC101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Organic Chemistry: Structure, Transformation, and Energetics; an Introduction for Life Sciences.PMC103Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Organic Chemistry of Functional Groups: Structure, Reactivity and Mechanism; an Introduction for Life Sciences

Optional Modules

Year 1 MSci Medical Biochemistry Compulsory Modules with Welsh Language Options

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following optional modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-130Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)10Biochemistry Skills DevelopmentThis is the English Language version of PM-130 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-130CSemester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Datblygu Sgiliau Biocemeg.Mae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-130, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

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Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following optional modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-133Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Evolutionary and Molecular GeneticsThis is the English Language version of PM-133 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-133CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geneteg Esblygiadol a MolecwlaiddMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-133, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

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Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following options.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-132Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Eukaryotic Cell BiologyThis is the English Language version of PM-132 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-132CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Bioleg Celloedd EwcaryotigMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-132, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

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Year 1 MSci Medical Biochemistry optional modules

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-141Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Physiology IIPMC102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Chemical Analysis: from Composition to Structure Elucidation; an Introduction for Life Sciences.

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NamePM-240Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Carbohydrate Metabolism and GlycobiologyPM-243Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Clinical Biochemistry & PhysiologyPM-245Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Metabolic Regulation: Enzymes & Signal TransductionPM-248Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Amino acids, lipids and steroidsPM-249Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Human Immunology

Optional Modules

Year 2 MSci Biochemistry Compulsory Modules with Welsh Language Options

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following optional modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-253Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Techniques in Molecular BiologyThis is the English Language version of PM-253 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-253CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)30Technegau Bioleg FoleciwlaiddMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-253, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

AND

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-238Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10BiostatisticsThis is the English Language version of PM-238 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-238CSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ystadegau BiolegolMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-238, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

AND

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-246Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biochemistry Skills Development IIThis is the English Language version of PM-246 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-246CSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Datblygu Sgiliau Biocemeg IIMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-246.

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Year 2 MSci Medical Biochemistry Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose 20 credits from the following optional modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-226Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human and Medical GeneticsPM-250Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Infectious Disease and ParasitologyPM-251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Microbial Molecular Genetics

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NamePM-300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Medical GeneticsPM-317Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Genetics of CancerPM-319Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Membranes and Energy TransductionPM-330Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Nucleic acids: components, metabolism and modificationPM-357Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)30Biomedical Laboratory Techniques

Optional Modules

Year 3 MSci Medical Biochemistry Compulsory modules with Welsh Language Options

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose ONE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-334Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Biochemistry Literature Review and CommunicationThis is the English Language version of PM-334 and should be selected if you do not wish to study a minimum of 5 credits of the module through the medium of Welsh.PM-334CSemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Adolygiad Llenyddiaeth Biocemeg a ChyfathrebuMae hon fersiwn cyfrwng Cymraeg o fodiwl PM-334, a ddylai gael ei ddewis os ydych yn dymuno astudio lleiafswm o 5 credyd o’r modiwl hon drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.

AND

Year 3 MSci Medical Biochemistry Optional Modules

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : You must choose THREE of the following modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePM-308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Animal DevelopmentPM-314Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Biotechnology & Protein EngineeringPM-316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Genetic ToxicologyPM-331Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Membrane TraffickingPM-345Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Bioinformatics: From sequence to FunctionIf you select PM-345 then you MUST also take PM-314 which is a pre-requisite.PM-347Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Human Immunopathology