BIOC06001 2013 BIOCHEMISTRY

General Details

Full Title
BIOCHEMISTRY
Transcript Title
BIOCHEMISTRY
Code
BIOC06001
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOC - Biochemistry
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Deirdre Greaney
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module enables students to explain the functions, structures and properties of biomolecules including their roles in disease. Additionally, the development of laboratory-related skills is facilitated among students.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe the structure, function and characteristics of, carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids and proteins (including those used to treat disease).

2.

Experimentally perform, communicate and interpret laboratory determinations relating to the proteins, fats and/or carbohydrates.

3.

Demonstrate knowledge of nature, function and properties of enzymes (including enzyme inhibition and its pharmaceutical applications) and experimentally determine enzyme activity along with some key properties.

4.

Outline the characteristics of key metabolic processes.

5.

Review the fundamental characteristics of body defence systems including antibodies and experimentally determine the presence of antigen using immunoassay techniques.

6.

Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of a variety of laboratory techniques.

7.

Utilize scientific knowledge and technical procedure to analyse, evaluate and explain specific experimental outcomes through oral and written communication.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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Module Assessment Strategies

During the delivery of this module, self-learning is encouraged among students through the use of comprehensive on-line resources including voice-supported presentations, on-line notes, and formative assessments. Laboratory technique and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module. Regular summative tests are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback.  This approach enables the student to take timely corrective action, in the event of failure to achieve the required standard, before the results significantly impact on the final grade.

Repeat Assessments

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Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
BIOLOGY 2 CHEMISTRY 2 21 BIOL06008 200800 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE CHEM06018 200800 CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS 2
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
All other Biochemistry modules

Indicative Syllabus

The nature, structure, function and/or characteristics of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and enzymes.

Innate and acquired body defence systems including vaccinations and hypersensitivities 

A description of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alcoholism and cancer including factors influencing the risk of such diseases and available treatments

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
65 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
35 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Lectures, action based learning through laboratory techniques, on-line tutorials and learning support. Computer aided self assessment, laboratory workshops. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Theory continuous assessment. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
3 Practicals/workshops. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final examination. Final Exam Assessment 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture/Summative assessment 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture/tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None