BIOL06019 2019 Introductory Biology

General Details

Full Title
Introductory Biology
Transcript Title
Introductory Biology
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Lil Rudden
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health

The module will enable students to understand the essential and relevant principles in Biology which will act as a basic foundation for later modules.


Learning Outcomes

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

Describe and apply various basic concepts of introductory biology.
Perform a range of experiments accurately and safely.
Source, select and record scientific data individually and in teams.
Communicate scientific information effectively both orally and in writting.

Demonstrate time management and organisational skills.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full time .This will include lectures, laboratory practicals 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( e.g. quizzes,uploading assignments and journals)

Module Assessment Strategies

This Module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50 % Final  exam.

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. MCQs are used to encourage engagement with the module, monitor progress and provide feedback. The student must reach an assigned gate in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject’.


Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuos Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Describe and apply various basic concepts of Introductory Biology.:

  • Structure and function of cells,
  • Structure and function of cell organelles
  • Cell Transport
  • Cell cycle,
  • Cell division, 
  • Structure and functions of Proteins,
  • Structure and function of Lipids   
  • Structure and function of Carbohydrates 
  • Respiration


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 Laboratory preparation, practical kills evaluation, experimental reports, practical tests, short questions. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Continuous Assessment Theory Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % OnGoing 1,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratort Practical 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mader S.S, (2007) Biology, 14 edition McGraw Hill.

Journal Resources


URL Resources


Other Resources

Lecture handouts.

Practical manual.

Additional Information