Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4212 How Enzymes Work

(BL4212 online module handbook version 18)

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All cells depend on enzymes to catalyse the reactions that produce the energy required for life and that make and repair DNA, proteins and lipids. Understanding enzymes and their regulation underpins research on, for example, drug development. This module will study how the structures and molecular functions of selected examples enable the biological roles. Topics will include flavoproteins, DNA repair enzymes, nitric oxides synthases and other enzymes depending on the research interests of the academic staff. It will develop deductive skills, literature research, and communication of specific knowledge from reviews and primary research articles, and will encourage integration of previous basic knowledge of bioenergetics, protein structure and function, gene expression and metabolic regulation into the exploration of the cellular roles of enzymes.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Rona Ramsay
rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463411
Pre-requisite Modules:
BEFORE TAKING THIS MODULE YOU SHOULD PASS BL3301*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL4212: Timetable

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lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-09-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS lecture Theatre
Ramsay

Lecture L1: Introduction to Module and to Topic 1
2017-8_BL4212_L1

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
25-09-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Tutorial Room 13
daSilva

Lecture L2: Revision of basic concepts for enzymes and kinetics
2017-8_BL4212_L2

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Ramsay

Workshop W1: Flavoproteins
2017-8_BL4212_W1

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
09-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Penedo

Lecture L3: Ribozymes
2017-8_BL4212_L3

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Penedo

Workshop W2: Ribozymes
2017-8_BL4212_W2

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
30-10-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
Penedo

Workshop W3: Ribozymes
2017-8_BL4212_W3

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
06-11-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
daSilva

Lecture L4: Cold-adapted enzymes
2017-8_BL4212_L4

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
13-11-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
daSilva

Workshop W4: Cold-adapted enzymes
2017-8_BL4212_W4

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
20-11-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS Lecture Theatre
daSilva

Workshop W5: Cold-adapted enzymes
2017-8_BL4212_W5

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
27-11-2017
11:00 to 13:00
Bute Building
Bute Computer Classroom
Ramsay

Other O1: Open book class test
2017-8_BL4212_O1
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4212: Reading List

Click for BL4212 reading list

BL4212: Assessment

2-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%*

Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
09/10/2017 14:00
Feedback due by:
30/10/2017 14:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
34%
Assessment:
Q1
Due by:
27/11/2017 14:00
Feedback due by:
18/12/2017 14:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
0%
Assessment:
Q2
Due by:
27/11/2017 14:00
Feedback due by:
18/12/2017 14:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
0%
Assessment:
Q3
Due by:
27/11/2017 14:00
Feedback due by:
18/12/2017 14:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
0%

(MMS assessment data cached: 20 September 2017 22:20:10.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Rona Ramsay rrr@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL4212: Contributing Staff

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4212: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL4212 successfully should be able to:

  • Communication of science in presentations and essays
  • Literature searching and assimilation of knowledge
  • Understand how enzymes work
  • Understand the roles of selected enzymes in the cell
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4212: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - leading
    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
    • Summary
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding literature
    Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
    Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
    * University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
    School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
    University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

    Policies

    (Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)