SCI06016 2016 Science Laboratory Skills 2

General Details

Full Title
Science Laboratory Skills 2
Transcript Title
Science Lab Skills 2
Code
SCI06016
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 laboratory and will further develop the student’s skills and knowledge already acquired in Science Laboratory Skills 1.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Demonstrate accuracy and precision in pipetting and performing measurements.

2.

Demonstrate proficiency in microscopy and illustrate the difference between plant and animal cells.

3.

Effectively evaluate work environment microbial content.

4.

Show aptitude in a variety of chromagraphic techniques.

5.

Experimentally perform, communicate and interpret laboratory biosensor determinations.

6.

Analysis, interpretation and displaying scientific data.

7.

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

8.

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

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, discussion, research project and assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

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

Repeat Assessments

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

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
SCI06015 201600 Science Laboratory Skills 1

Indicative Syllabus

Data Analysis, interpretation and presentation; Pipetting: micro and auto pipette; Introduction to the microscopy; Study of plant and animal cells by microscopy; HPLC analysis of solutions and the separation of proteins; Use of GRAM stain and microbial counting and microbial morphology; Glucose response probe and Quantitative test for amino acids and proteins.

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 Practical Evaluation Practical Written Report 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
2 Research assignment Project Assignment 20 % End of Term 2,3,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assessment Final Exam Multiple Choice 20 % End of Term 2,3,4,6
             
             

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

Sylvia Mader, 2012 Biology

Harvey Lodish, 2012 Molecular Cell Biology

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

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

Devlin, T.M. (2006) Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations Wiley-Liss

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/