BIOC06001 2019 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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Margaret Doherty
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Pharmaceutical Science
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.

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.

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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, on-line notes, and formative assessments. Laboratory technique and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module.

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.

 

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 Theory continuous assessment. Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Practicals/workshops. Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final examination. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 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

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2019-03-12 Biochemistry WH Freeman
ISBN 1319114652 ISBN-13 9781319114657

For four decades, this extraordinary textbook played a pivotal role in the way biochemistry is taught, offering exceptionally clear writing, and innovative graphics, coverage of the latest research techniques and advances, and a signature emphasis on physiological and medical relevance. Those defining features are at the heart of this new edition. Paired for the first time with SaplingPlus the most innovative digital solution for Biochemistry students. Offering the best combination of resources to help students visualise material and develop successful problem-solving skills in an effort to help students master complex concepts in isolation, and draw on that mastery to make connections across concepts.

Required Reading
2016-11-01 Principles of Biochemistry 7e
ISBN 1464126119 ISBN-13 9781464126116
Required Reading
2016-06-03 Molecular Cell Biology W. H. Freeman
ISBN 1464187444 ISBN-13 9781464187445
Recommended Reading
2016-12-01 Cell Biology Elsevier
ISBN 0323341268 ISBN-13 9780323341264

The much-anticipated 3rd edition of "Cell Biology" delivers comprehensive, clearly written, and richly illustrated content to today's students, all in a user-friendly format. Relevant to both research and clinical practice, this rich resource covers key principles of cellular function and uses them to explain how molecular defects lead to cellular dysfunction and cause human disease. Concise text and visually amazing graphics simplify complex information and help readers make the most of their study time.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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