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BIOL7032 - Science for Home Economics

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Title:Science for Home Economics
Long Title:Science for Home Economics
Module Code:BIOL7032
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: Fiona Fouhy
Module Description: This module is designed to provide the learner with the fundamentals of biology relevant for a career as a Home Economics teacher.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Compare and contrast the structure and function of the different macromolecules
LO2 Explain the main catabolic and anabolic metabolic pathways
LO3 Explain the physiology of the human body with emphasis on selected organ systems
LO4 Develop an understanding of human nutrition and examine the role of food groups in human nutrition
LO5 Perform and report on relevant practical based experiments
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Chemistry review, water, structure and function of proteins, structure and function of carbohydrates, structure and function of lipids, structure and function of nucleic acids.
Metabolic Pathways
Overview of metabolism, anabolic and catabolic pathways, regulation of metabolism, role of ATP in metabolism, oxidation-reduction reactions.
Basic Physiology
Overview of human physiology of relevant organ systems e.g. digestion system.
Nutrients and foods
Overview of the food groups and macro- and micro-nutrients.
Lab Practicals
Range of laboratory sessions in the area of human biology related to the subject area.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Fundamentals of Biochemistry 1,2 30.0 Week 7
Written Report Laboratory Reports 5 20.0 Every Second Week
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Exam on physiology and human nutrition 3,4 50.0 End-of-Semester
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 Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory Sessions 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study time 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory sessions 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study time 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Nelson David, Cox Michael 2021, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 8th Ed. [ISBN: 9781319230906]
  • Taylor & Francis 2016, Barasi's Human Nutrition: a health perspective, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 9781444137200]
  • Michael EJ Lean 2006, Fox & Cameron's Food Science, Nutrition & Health, 7th Ed. [ISBN: 9780340809488]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Constanzo, L 2017, Physiology, 6th Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9780323478816]
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_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 1 Mandatory

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