BCHM281-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Practical Biochemistry

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

This course is laboratory based and includes the following topics: preparative chemistry; purification of biochemicals and chemicals including chromatography; practical spectroscopy and basic analytical methodology; kinetic and thermodynamic measurements on solutions; data analysis, errors and Excel competence. Safety and library elements will be integrated into the course.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KG07 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00 Erskine 248 Computer Lab (18/7)
Rutherford 436 (25/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00 Rutherford 436 (26/7-23/8, 13/9-18/10)
Erskine 001 Crypt 1 (19/7)
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00 E7 Lecture Theatre 11 Sep - 17 Sep

Course Coordinator

Andy Pratt

Lab Technician

Thomas Evans

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Report 10%
Lab Book Write-Up 10%
Lab Reports 10%
Lab Work 25%
Quizzes 15%
Quizzes 10%
Test 10%
Test 10%

Additional Course Outline Information

What do I do if I’m sick?

What do I do if I have to miss something or if my performance was impaired?
If you feel that illness, injury, bereavement or other extenuating circumstances beyond your control have prevented you from completing an item of assessment worth 10% or more of total course assessment or if these circumstances affected your performance in such assessments, you should apply for Special Consideration. Applications for Special Consideration should be submitted via the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_aegrotat.shtml and notify the course co-ordinator within five days of the assessment or its due date. If this is for medical reasons you should visit a doctor within 24 hours of the assessment (application form available on-line or from the Student Health Centre). The Special Consideration provisions are intended to assist students who have covered the work of a course but have been prevented by illness or other critical circumstances from demonstrating their mastery of the material or skills at the time of assessment – they do not excuse you from doing the assessment within a reasonable time agreed with the course co-ordinator. You should expect to be required to submit additional work if you miss a major assignment (e.g. a field trip for which a major write-up is required).

In rare cases you may not be able to complete an assessment or attend a field trip, because of involvement in international or national representative sport or cultural groups. In such cases you should also apply for Special Consideration. Please review the Special Considerations policy because very few kinds of activities will be eligible for consideration (e.g. holiday trips, birthday parties etc. are not given special status in the University policy).

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for Special Consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

For further details on Special Consideration applications, please refer to the Examinations Office website http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_aegrotat.shtml.

Fees

Domestic fee $848.00

International fee $3,713.00

For further information see School of Biological Sciences.

All BCHM281 Occurrences

  • BCHM281-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017