BIOL06018 2019 Human Biology

General Details

Full Title
Human Biology
Transcript Title
Human Biology
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Lil Rudden
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition 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 SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

The module will enable students to understand the essential and relevant principles in Human Biology which will act as a basic foundation for later modules in Biochemistry and Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2.

Learning Outcomes

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


Describe and apply various basic cocepts of Human Biology including:Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Introductory Genetics


Perform a range of experiments accurately and safely.


Source, select and record scientific data individually and in teams.

Communicate effectively orally and in writing scientific information using correct spelling and grammar.
Demonstrate time management skills.

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Module Assessment Strategies

Self-assessment tests and quizzes and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning. Laboratory skills 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. The student must reach an assigned gate ( mark) in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.


Repeat Assessments


Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Cell Biology:

Structure and function of cells, Structure and function of cell organelles, Cell cycle, Cell division, Cell transport.



Structure and functions of Proteins, Carbohydrates, Lipids and Enzymes


Introduction to Genetics:               

Overview of Mendelian, Genetics, Monohybrid /Dihybrid, Inheritance, Linkage, Crossing over and Sex determination, Inherited Diseases,

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 Continuous Assessment Theory Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 6 1,4
2 Practical/Skills Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
3 Self-assessment quizzes Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Formal Written Exam Theory Assessment Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Self Study 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 7.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mader, S. 2007, Human Biology, 9th ed. McGraw Hill, Boston.

Sutton, J. 1998, Biology, Macmillan, London.

Toole, A.G. 1995, Understanding Biology: for advanced level. 3rd ed. Stanley Thornes, Cheltenham.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Lecture handouts.

Practical manual.


Additional Information