Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4222 Metabolic and Clinical Biochemistry

(BL4222 online module handbook version 28)

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This module extends the students' knowledge of human metabolism and applies it to pathologies. The syllabus includes: a study of the integration of whole body metabolic processes, discussion of the role of biochemistry in investigating and monitoring human disease, the methods of diagnosing and treating some common diseases. Topics will cover integration of whole body metabolism, starvation processes, diabetes, metabolic variability, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrinology, homeostasis, plasma protein metabolism, muscle and hepatic metabolism, drug disposition and metabolism, and defects in glucose and lipid metabolism.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Gerald Prescott
grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463562
Pre-requisite Modules:
Permission of biology honours adviser required*
Anti-requisite Modules:
*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

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

BL4222: Timetable

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
17-09-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W1: The Role of the Clinical Biochemist
2018-9_BL4222_W1
Monday
17-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W2: Renal Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W2

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
24-09-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W3: Diabetes Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W3
Monday
24-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W4: The role of laboratory testing in screening
2018-9_BL4222_W4

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
01-10-2018
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W5: Renal Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W5
Monday
01-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W6: Therapeutic Drugs Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W6

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
08-10-2018
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W7: Liver Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W7
Monday
08-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W8: Point of Care Testing
2018-9_BL4222_W8

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
15-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W9: Therapeutic Drugs Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W9
Monday
15-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W10: Diabetes Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W10

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
29-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W11: Plasma Proteins Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W11
Monday
29-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W12: Liver Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W12
Friday
02-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
The Gateway
Gateway seminar room 6
DrJohnChalmers

Lecture L1: Clinical Endocrinology
2018-9_BL4222_L1

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
05-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W13: Thyroid Part 1
2018-9_BL4222_W13
Monday
05-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W14: Thyroid Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W14

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
12-11-2018
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Tutorial Room 1C
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W15: Plasma Proteins Part 2
2018-9_BL4222_W15
Friday
16-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
The Gateway
Gateway seminar room 6
DrStephenRogers

Lecture L2: Iron Metabolism
2018-9_BL4222_L2

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
27-11-2018
10:00 to 13:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Seminar Room 2
Dr Gerald Prescott

Other O1: Student Case Presentations
2018-9_BL4222_O1
Thursday
29-11-2018
13:00 to 17:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture theatre
Dr Gerald Prescott

Other O2: Student Case Presentations
2018-9_BL4222_O2
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)

BL4222: Assessment

1.5-hour Written Examination = 30%, Coursework = 70%*

Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
16/10/2018 12:00
Feedback due by:
06/11/2018 12:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
50%
Assessment:
Case presentation
Due by:
29/11/2018 13:00
Feedback due by:
20/12/2018 13:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
50%

(MMS assessment data cached: 17 November 2018 23:20:12.)


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 Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@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:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL4222: Contributing Staff

Dr Gerald Prescott
(Module Organiser)

Senior Lecturergrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gerald Prescott
(Module Organiser)
Senior Lecturergrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
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)

BL4222: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL4222 successfully should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the biochemical and metabolic basis of disease.
  • Evaluate the role clinical biochemistry plays in the investigation and monitoring of disease.
  • Critically evaluate the specificity and sensitivity of clinical investigations.
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)

BL4222: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - leading
    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Short informal presentation (using PowerPoint or not)
    • Handout (for presentation or poster)
    • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
    • Finding information on the web
    • Working in pairs/small groups
    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)