This science course is aimed at students aged 16-18 with an interest in science.
It may be of particular interest to students hoping to pursue a career in biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, or other disciplines with a focus on laboratory techniques.
You will spend your week at our one of our field centre’s and experience working in an industrial standard laboratory.
You will be working in teams to complete workplace-linked science investigations exploring sampling and analytical techniques.
Lab work will be combined with adventurous outdoor activities to allow you to develop your problem solving, effective communication and team working- all essential for those wishing to pursue a career in science.
If these course dates do not suit you, we run similar courses at many of our other centres.
Day 1 - Arrive-12.30
Welcome to the centre introduction, tour and ice breakers.
Team building activities
Introduction to the lab
Sea level traversing
PCR in Medicine
Selecting bacterial clones and set up cultures
Gel electrophoresis of PCR product
Isolate DNA and enzyme reactions
Gel electrophoresis of enzyme reaction samples
Sigh DNA barcoding
Low ropes and bushcraft activities
Depart at 15.00
Please note: to ensure safe and quality learning experiences for students, the timetable may alter depending on weather conditions and local factors at centres.
Opportunities to attend this course
Mon 03, April 2023 12:00 - Fri 07, April 2023 15:00
At Castlehead you will explore investigations in synthesising insulin, breast cancer gene mutations and DNA barcoding. Lab work will be combined with adventurous outdoor activities such as ghyll scrambling and high ropes.
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Mon 16, October 2023 12:00 - Fri 20, October 2023 15:00
At Millport you will investigate the impact of land-based activities on the sea. Lab work will be combined with adventurous outdoor activities such as rock climbing, archery, and snorkelling.