BIOL06024 2019 Biological Science

General Details

Full Title
Biological Science
Transcript Title
Biological Science
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

This module deals with selected aspects of  mammalian biology that are relevant to Occupational Safety and Health. It forms a foundation for future modules including  microbiology and occupational health and safety.

Learning Outcomes

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


Describe the basic concepts of some  relevant mammalian biology & systems 


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 writing.


Demonstrate time management and organisational skills.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full‑time. This will include, lectures and practicals,augmented by problem based learning ,directed learning and independent learning.This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and resources

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. Regular summative tests 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


Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Human Systems.

  • Digestive 
  • Excretory  
  • Nervous
  • Circulatory

The Structure of  the Human Ear.

The Effect of Noise on Hearing.


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 Continuous Assessment of Theory Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % OnGoing 1,4
2 Practical Evaluation Practical Practical Evaluation 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Sel-Studying 3.5 Weekly 3.50
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Laboratory Work 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.50 Hours

Module Resources

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


URL Resources


Other Resources


Additional Information