BIOC06004 2013 BIOCHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Code
BIOC06004
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOC - Biochemistry
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Dr. Oliver Joyce
Programme Membership
SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science
Description

The module aims to introduce learners to the structure & function of the major biological macromolecules of the cell and how they integrate into cellular function.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the function of biological macromolecules in the cell.

2.

Describe mammalian cellular energetics.

3.

Discuss factors that affect enzyme kinetics.

4.

Outline the organisation of nucleic acids in the cell.

5.

Explain the role of the cell cycle & cell signalling.

6.

Perform and report on, biochemical laboratory experiments.

7.

Communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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Module Assessment Strategies

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Repeat Assessments

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Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Biology of the cell, Biomolecules
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Biomembranes

Lipid structure and function and organisation into membranes.  Membrane proteins.  Cell isolation & subcellular fractionation. 

Transport across membranes

ATP powered pumps, ion channels, action potentials and neurotransmitter release in neurons

Proteins & Enzymes

The structure & function of proteins.  Enzyme kinetics

Mammalian Cellular Energetics

Carbohydrate structure and metabolism, Glycolysis, Krebs Cycle & Oxidative Phosphorylation.

The Organisation of Nucleic acids in the cell

DNA & RNA structure, histones, nucleosomes, supercoiling

Cell Cycle & Cell growth control

Cell cycle control in mammalian cells, checkpoints in cell cycle regulation, onset of cancer.

Laboratory Practicals and Student Centred Learning

The module will include laboratory practicals which will supplement the lecture based learning.

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 Multiple choice questions in lecture Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Practical skills evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 5,6
3 Multiple choice questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 5 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Assessment 35 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 7 Weekly 7.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Biology Mader 

Molecular Cell Biology Lodish et al.                                                   

Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Voet, Voet & Pratt 

Other Resources

Pubmed, Pubcrawler, Science Direct

Additional Information

None