BIOL06017 2013 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Transcript Title
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Code
BIOL06017
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Mary Heneghan, Sharon Barrett
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

In this module the student will learn basic principles underpinning modern molecular biology and explore applications in practical molecular biology.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Explain the basic principles and applications of Gene Cloning.

2.

Explain the principle and applications of Polymerase Chain Reaction.

3.

Perform and interpret selected practical applications of Gene Cloning and Polymerase Chain Reaction.

4.

Analyse (to include data mining), evaluate and draw conclusions from data obtained in the laboratory and/or data presented in problem solving exercises.

5.

Communicate scientific data in an appropiate format.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Biology 1, Biomolecules
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Nucleic acid extractions (DNA and RNA).

Separation and analysis of nucleic acids using agarose gel electrophoresis technology.

Role and properties of Restriction Endonucleases in molecular biology.

Principles of Gene Cloning, transformation, transfection, screening and selection techniques.

Principle of Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Applications of Gene cloning and PCR technology.

This module includes a laboratory practical component which complements the theory syllabus and covers the practical application of Nucleic acid extractions and analysis, Agarose gel Electrophoresis, Transformations and Polymerase Chain Reaction.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation, Self Assessment Quiz, Experimental reports Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Practical assessments Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 2,3,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Computer Laboratory Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis An Introduction Fifth Edition: Terry Brown, Blackwell Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-14051-1121-8   

Other Resources

Molecular Biology Notebook: http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/notebook/courses/guide/

http://www.dnai.org/

Additional Information

None