ILFN06011 2016 Introduction to Science Elective

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Science Elective
Transcript Title
Introduction to Science Elective
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Subject Area
ILFN - International Foundation
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Eoin Gillespie
Programme Membership
SG_BINTE_F06 202000 Level 6 Certificate in International Foundation Studies

• Primarily to introduce future Science studies students to some of the main areas of study in Science, thereby presenting them with a general overview of the subject.

• To provide students with a body of vocabulary and a variety of terminology specific to these selected areas of Science.

Learning Outcomes

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


Have a very wide-ranging an comprehensive body of vocabulary and terminology specific to the topics covered, which will equip them with the essential lexical base required for the study of Science in a mainstream course.


Be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts such as acidity, bonding, molarity


Be able to carry out a range of chemical calculations using the mole as a unit.


Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the structures and functions of eukaryotic cells and cell organelles and illustrate the difference between a prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell.


Be able to outline the structure and functions of some of the different organ systems of the body,


Be able to explain physical laws and definitions of Mechanics, Materials and Heat

Teaching and Learning Strategies


Module Assessment Strategies


Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

The topics covered in the course are:

1. Chemistry:

The periodic table and the use of atomic weight and atomic number.

Theories of acids and bases

The concept of the mole as a unit in chemical calculations.

2. Biology:

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.

The structure and function of digestive, circulatory, respiratory, excretory, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems

3. Physics:

Mechanics, Materials, Heat

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Coursework Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Mader, Sylvia S; Windelspecht Micheal, Biology, 2013

Giancoli, Douglas C, Physics, 2014

Zumdahl, Steven S;DeCoste, Donald J, Basic Chemistry, 2015

Additional Information