BIOC06002 2013 HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Transcript Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Code
BIOC06002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOC - Biochemistry
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Deirdre Greaney
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity
Description

The module will enable the student to explain the structures, characteristics, activities and health impact of specific molecular components and cellular metabolic processes.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain key characteristics of enzymes.

2.
Demonstrate knowledge of enzymes of importance to human health and experimentally determine enzyme activity and some key properties. 
3.

State the characteristics of enzyme inhibitors and assess the effect of a potential inhibitor on enzyme activity.

4.
Outline the characteristics of some important metabolic processes.
5.
Review the fundamental characteristics of body defence systems including antibodies and experimentally determine the presence of antigen using immunoassays. 
6.

Detail and experimetally determine relevant characteristics of nucleic acids

7.
Participate and contribute constructively to team activities within a laboratory environment.
8.
Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of a variety of laboratory techniques.
9.
Utilize scientific knowledge and technical procedure to analyse, evaluate and explain specific experimental outcomes.

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.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
BIOC06003 201300 HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
All other biochemistry modules apart from Biochemistry 1

Indicative Syllabus

The nature, structure, function, and/or characteristics of enzymes, body defence systems, nucleic acids and metabolic processes including related laboratory analysis.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

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 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
2 Practicals /workshops. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
3 Theory Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 70 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,9

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2 Fortnightly 1.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture/tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture/Summative assessment and feedback 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None