BIOL06023 2013 Diversity of Life

General Details

Full Title
Diversity of Life
Transcript Title
Diversity of Life
Code
BIOL06023
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Bill Crowe, Billy Fitzgerald, Fiona Beglane, James Moran, Nicolas Touzet
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SAGRI_G06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

This teaching unit will introduce students to the diversity and basic biology of organisms, including their interactions with each other and the environment, which are prerequisites for environmental and archaeological sciences.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describing the major groups of organisms and their evolutionary relationships

2.

Demonstrating basic theoretical principles of classification and taxonomy

3.

Performing and reporting on biology laboratory experiments

Module Assessment Strategies

The module will be assessed using a combination of end of semester final exam (35%), continuous class assessment and reporting of laboratory-based work (65%). The continuous class assessment will involve three-four theory assessments incorporating a series of short questions. Practical work will be assessed via written scientific reports.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Origin of species and evolution (Darwinism, population evolution, taxonomy and phylogeny)
  2. Moneras, protists and fungi (bacteria, archaebacteria, viruses, protists, fungi)
  3. Plant diversity (vascular and non vascular plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms, plant organs and tissues, angiosperm reproduction)
  4. Animal diversity (embryonic development, invertebrate evolution, vertebrate evolution)
  5. Introduction to ecology (ecology and biosphere, ecological populations)
  6. Laboratory practicals (macro- and microscopic observations of the major phyla of the tree of life will be carried out)

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 Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2
2 Practical Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 35 % End of Term 1,2
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Work 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-Studying 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
  1. Mader SS & Windelspecht M (2012) "Biology"
Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None