BIOC06007 2016 BIOCHEMISTRY

General Details

Full Title
BIOCHEMISTRY
Transcript Title
BIOCHEM
Code
BIOC06007
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
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
Author(s)
Thomas Smyth
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.

 

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

 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

On Line Materials

On Line Lectures (Live and Pre‑Recorded)

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment and Final Examination

Repeat Assessments

As per IT Sligo procedures

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.

 

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Coursework Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End Exam Final Exam Assessment 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 

Biology Mader

 

Molecular Cell Biology Lodish et al.

 

Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Voet, Voet & Pratt

 

URL Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None