BIOC06008 2019 BIOCHEMISTRY 1

General Details

Full Title
BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Transcript Title
BIOCHEMISTRY 1
Code
BIOC06008
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Dr. Oliver Joyce
Programme Membership
SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

The module aims to illustrate to learners the structure and function of 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.

Explain the function of macromolecules in the cell.

2.

Describe mammalian cellular energetics.

3.

Describe the action of enzymes and discuss factors that affect enzyme kinetics.

4.

Outline the organisation of nucleic acids in the cell.

5.

Illustrate the cell cycle.

6.

Relate some applications of molecular biology.  

7.

Perform and report on, biochemical laboratory experiments and communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The Biochemistry One module will be delivered full time and will include lectures, laboratory practicals and tutorials.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment where appropriate.

Module Assessment Strategies

The Biochemistry One module is 50% Practical and 50% Theory.  

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module (50%).  There will be two MCQs (15%) and there will be a Final Exam (35%)

The student must reach an assigned gate of 30% in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Biomembranes

Amino acids, protein folding, protein sequencing and protein purification/isolation. 

Enzymology

The structure and function of proteins.  Enzyme kinetics

Mammalian Cellular Energetics

Glycolysis, Krebs Cycle ,Oxidative Phosphorylation and fermentation.

The Organisation of Nucleic acids in the cell

DNA structure, histones, nucleosomes, 

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 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Practical skills evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 7
3 Multiple choice questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 5 1,2,3,4,5,6

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
             
             

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
Tutorial Lecture Theatre Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Biology Mader current version

Molecular Cell Biology Lodish et al current version                                                   

Fundamentals of Biochemistry, Voet, Voet & Pratt current version 

Journal Resources

N/A

URL Resources

vle.itsligo.ie

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

http://pubcrawler.gen.tcd.ie

Other Resources

Pubmed, Pubcrawler, Science Direct

Additional Information

None