BIOL06032 2019 BIOLOGY 1

General Details

Full Title
BIOLOGY 1
Transcript Title
BIOLOGY 1
Code
BIOL06032
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
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)
Dr. Oliver Joyce
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SSUST_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Sustainable Food Production SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOM_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science SG_SMEDI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Medical Biotechnology SG_SAGRI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science SG_SSCIE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science SG_SFORE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Forensic Science and Analysis SG_SFORE_G07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Invest & Analys(Emb) SG_SFORE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Forensic Investigation and Analysis SG_SANAL_G06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Analytical Science
Description

The module aims to introduce learners to the structure and function of the major biological macromolecules of the cell.  The module also introduces learners to the structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the structures and functions of the eukaryotic cells and cell organelles.

2.

Describe the structures and functions of the prokaryotic cells

3.

Illustrate how cells divide.

4.

Describe the structure and function of biological macromolecules

5.

Perform and report on, biological laboratory experiments and communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The Biology One module will be delivered full time and will include lectures, laboratory practicals.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment where appropriate.   

Module Assessment Strategies

The Biology One module is 50% Practical and 50% Theory.  

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module (50%).  There will be two MCQs (15%) and there will be a Final Exam (35%)

The student must reach an assigned gate of 25% in the final exam and achieve 40% overall to pass the subject.  

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Cell structure and function

The structure of a typical eukaryotic cell. The structures and functions of the organelles of a eukaryotic cell. Transport across membranes.  The structure of a typical prokaryotic cell, bacterial growth

Macromolecules of the cell

The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids.

Cell Division

Binary Fission, Mitosis and Meiosis.

Laboratory Practicals and Student Centred Learning

The module will include laboratory practicals and student centered learning that will supplement the lecture based learning.

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 Practical skills evaluation, written laboratory reports. Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % OnGoing 5
2 Multiple Choice Quiz Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Any 1,2,3,4
3 MCQ Formative Assessment - % Any 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory laboratory Practical 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Biology, Sylvia S. Mader Current Edition

Biology, Campbell & Reece Current Edition

Journal Resources

N/A

URL Resources

vle.itsligo.ie

Other Resources

Moodle

Science Direct

PubMed

Additional Information

None