BIOC06003 2013 HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Code
BIOC06003
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

Health Biochemistry 1 enables students to explain the functions, structures and properties of some macromolecules associated with living organisms namely, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Students also become proficient at related laboratory analysis.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the structure, function and characteristics of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates

2.

Perform calculations pertaining to solution preparation and accurately prepare such solutions

3.

Describe the fundamental characteristics of buffers and experimentally determine some of those characteristics

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

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
CHEM06015 200800 FOUNDATION CHEMISTRY BIOL06018 201300 HUMAN BIOLOGY

Indicative Syllabus

The nature, structure, function and characteristics of proteins including related laboratory analysis

The nature, structure, function and characteristics of lipids including related laboratory analysis

The nature, structure, function and characteristics of carbohydrates including related laboratory analysis. 

Solution preparation

Buffers and their characteristics 

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
2 Continuous Assessment Theory Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3
3 Practical Evaluation Practicals and associated assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture/tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory practical 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture/summative assessment and feedback 1 Weekly 1.00
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