SCI06015 2016 Science Laboratory Skills 1

General Details

Full Title
Science Laboratory Skills 1
Transcript Title
Science Lab Skills 1
Code
SCI06015
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
SCI - Science
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Stage
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
Author(s)
Paul Walsh, Stephen Daly, Damien Kelly
Description

This module aims to provide students with the skills and techniques required to work in a regulated biomedical laboratory.The module will provide a hands-on, practical experience in experimentation, interpretation and reporting methods used in a biological and chemical laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate accuracy and precision in pipetting, solution preparation and perform measurements.

2.

Experimentally perform, communicate and interpret laboratory determinations relating to titrations, pH and buffered systems.

3.

Conduct and describe an investigation of mammalian physiology and anatomy.

4.

Proficiency in the extraction of nucleic acids.

5.

Analysis, interpretation and displaying scientific data.

6.

Carry out laboratory work in a professional manner that meets best practice standards and health and safety requirements.

7.

Communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual and numeral forms.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning will be achieved via laboratory based practical course work, self-directed reading of the subject matter, laboratory report writing, assignment, discussion and assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be achieved through laboratory practical participation, report writing, assignment and quiz (multiple choice questions/short answer questions).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Assessment will be achieved through laboratory practical participation, report writing, assignment and quiz (multiple choice questions/short answer questions).

Indicative Syllabus

Data Analysis, interpretation and presentation; Volumetric analysis; Determination of liquid and solid densities; Preparation of standard solution and concentration determinations; Acid/Base titrations, Potentiometric titration and determining pH; Glass pipetting and dilutions; Dissection of a mammalian specimen; Isoelectric point determination and Evaluation of pH range over which a buffer solution is efficient.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
80 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
20 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Research assignment Project Assignment 20 % End of Term 2,3,4,5,7
2 Practical report writing Practical Practical Evaluation 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ and Short answer questions Final Exam Assessment 20 % End of Term 2,3,4,5
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Science Laboratory Science Laboratory Skills 24 Once Per Module 0.80
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 24 Once Per Module 0.80
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.80 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Crowe J., Bradshaw T., Monk P. Chemistry for the Biosciences (2006) Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-928097-5

Lewis R., Evans W., Chemistry (2001) Palgrave MacMillan ISBN 0-333-6586-2

Sylvia Mader, 2012 Biology

Donald Voet, 2012 Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the MolecularLevel Wiley

Harvey R.A., Champe P.C. (2005) Biochemistry Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Boyer, R (2006) Concepts in Biochemistry Wiley

Biology, Campbell & Reece.

 

URL Resources

Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

Science Direct: http://www.sciencedirect.com/