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BIOL6002 - Applied Biology of the Cell

Title:Applied Biology of the Cell
Long Title:Applied Biology for Biomedical
Module Code:BIOL6002
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: Maire Begley
Module Description: This module deals with the structure and function of bio-molecules.It looks at the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.The structures,organisation and functions of the major body tissues are described.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise and describe the structure and function of the major biomolecules.(Proteins,Carbohydrates,Fats and Nucleic acids)
LO2 Explain the structure and function of eukaryotic cells and their organelles.
LO3 Describe the organisation of cells into various tissue types in the human body.
LO4 Explain the structure of prokaryotic cells.
LO5 Perform and report on laboratory experiments and understand the ethical, health and safety procedures appropriate for biological laboratories.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The structure and function of the important biomolecules (proteins, fats, carbohydrates and nucleic acids)
Eukaryotic Cells
The structure of a eukaryotic cell, the structure and function of a eukaryotic cells organelles.
The structure and organisation of the major human tissue types including epithelial,connective,muscle and nervous tissue.
Prokaryotic Cells
An introduction to microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and viruses. The structure of prokaryotic cells. Microscopy associated with prokaryotic cells (Gram stain).
Laboratory Practicals
Laboratory practicals which supplement the lecture material will be carried out.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Theory Assessment 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Theory Assessment 2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory reports for each practical session 5 30.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Laboratory Practical Session 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Unassisted learning time 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter Raven, George Johnson, Kenneth Mason, Jonathan Losos, Susan Singer 2016, Biology, 11th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 1259188132]
  • Sylvia S. Mader, Michael Windelspecht 2015, Biology, 12th Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 1259296482]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hole, J.W 1990, Human Anatomy & Physiology, WCB Publisher
  • Carola, Harley and Noback 1991, Human Anatomy & Physiology, McGraw-hill
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EBIOM_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_EBIME_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering 1 Mandatory

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