BIOC06010 2019 HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Transcript Title
HEALTH BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Code
BIOC06010
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOC - Biochemistry
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Colin Fowley
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science
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 and demonstrate knowledge of enzymes of importance to human health. Experimentally determine enzyme activity and some key properties. 

2.
Outline the characteristics of some important metabolic processes.
3.
Review the fundamental characteristics of body defence systems including antibodies and experimentally determine the presence of antigen using immunoassays. 
4.

Detail and experimetally determine relevant characteristics of nucleic acids

5.

Utilize scientific knowledge and demonstrate technical proficiency  to procedure, analyse, evaluate and explain specific experimental outcomes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, laboratory practicals, and tutorials augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment.   

Module Assessment Strategies

This Module is 100% Continuos Assessment. 

4 X MCQs shall be conducted throughout the semester worth 30% in total. 

An Essay worth 20% relating to autoimmune disease

A paper based class room exam worth 20% 

Lab Reports worth 30%  

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.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuos Assessment 

Module Dependencies

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

Indicative Syllabus

1. Explain key characteristics of enzymes and demonstrate knowledge of enzymes of importance to human health. Experimentally determine enzyme activity and some key properties.

Lectures/Tutorials and Lab based experimentation 

2. Outline the characteristics of some important metabolic processes.

Lectures and Lab based experimentation 

3. Review the fundamental characteristics of body defence systems including antibodies and experimentally determine the presence of antigen using immunoassays.

Lectures/Tutorials and Lab based experimentation 

4. Detail and experimentally determine relevant characteristics of nucleic acids

Lectures and Lab based experimentation 

5. Utilise scientific knowledge and demonstrate technical proficiency to procedure, analyse, evaluate and explain specific experimental outcomes.

Lab Based Experimentation and Report Writing  

 

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

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 Not Specified Self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition by David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox, Hardcover: 1100 pages, Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Principles of Biochemistry With a Human Focus by Reginald H. Garrett, Charles M. Grisham, Hardcover: 976 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole

Experiments in Biochemistry: A Hands-On Approach by Shawn O. Farrell, Ryan T. Ranallo, Paperback: 324 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole

Journal Resources

N/A

URL Resources

1. https://www.nature.com/subjects/biochemistry

2. https://www.nature.com/collections/hwgkbwnxhw

3. https://www.cell.com/trends/biochemical-sciences/home

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None