Introduction to Techniques in Molecular Genetics and Data Analysis

Module code: MB7211

In this module you will learn about modern experimental techniques from lectures and perform experimental procedures including subcloning in plasmids, controlling nucleic acid hybridization, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing and the bioinformatic analysis of sequence data. In a series of laboratory investigations you will use these techniques to characterise bacterial genome variation, determine human genotypes, test gene expression, identify transposon insertion sites and compare protein expression levels.


  • 12 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 115 hours of practicals/workshops
  • 6 hours of tutorials
  • 165 hours of guided independent study


  • 4 Experimental and data analysis (25% each)