ILFN06011 2016 Introduction to Science Elective
• 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.
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
The topics covered in the course are:
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.
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
Mechanics, Materials, Heat
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|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
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