BIOL06028 2019 Cell Biology

General Details

Full Title
Cell Biology
Transcript Title
Cell Biology
Code
BIOL06028
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Noel Connaughton, Ana Vale, Nicolas Touzet
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SAPPL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SECOL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SECOL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SAPPL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Archaeology
Description

This teaching unit introduces students to the fundamental aspects of biology that underpin the basic structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In so doing, it encompasses 1) a review of the main biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, lipids), 2) an appreciation of cellular connectivity mechanisms (transporters, channels, cytoskeleton fibres, endo/exocytosis), 3) an overview of cell division and gene expression (replication, transcription, translation, mitosis, meiosis), and 4) an outline of key metabolic pathways (enzymatic activity, fermentation, respiration, photosynthesis).

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Recalling the structure/properties of biomacromolecules

2.

Comparing the mechanisms of intracellular connectivity

3.

Illustrating the processes of cellular division

4.

Outlining the major metabolic pathways

5.

Taking part in and analysing cell biology laboratory experiments

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime. This will include lectures and laboratory practicals, which will be 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. Real field samples will be used for some of the laboratory-based practicals.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 65% Continuous Assessment and 35% Final exam.

The continuous assessment will involve 3 class tests (5% each, planned for weeks 6, 9 and 11) and the drafting and submission of 5 short reports (10% each) based on the laboratory experiments undertaken throughout the semester.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

1- Recalling the structure/properties of biomacromolecules

  • The cell and biomolecules (prokaryote‑eukaryote, proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and biological membranes)

2- Comparing the mechanisms of intracellular connectivity

  • Cell communication (cytoskeleton, diffusion‑osmosis, ion channels and transporters, vesicular transport)

3- Illustrating the processes of cellular division

  • Cell division processes (DNA replication, transcription, translation, mitosis, meiosis)

4- Outlining the major metabolic pathways

  • Cell metabolism (enzymes, fermentation, respiration, photosynthesis)

5- Taking part in and analysing cell biology laboratory experiments

  • Laboratory practicals (a selection of basic cell functions and biomolecular tests will be demonstrated)

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 Class test 1 Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 5 % Week 6 1
2 Class test 2 Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 5 % Week 9 2
3 Class test 3 Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 5 % Week 11 3
4 Laboratory reports Continuous Assessment Written Report 50 % OnGoing 5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 35 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Lab-work 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self-study work 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-10-19 Campbell Biology Pearson
ISBN 9780134093413 ISBN-13 9780134093413
Recommended Reading
2015-02-16 Biology [US edition] McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 0078024269 ISBN-13 9780078024269

BIOLOGY

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