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BIOT9005 - Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 2

Title:Molecular Biol for Comp Sc 2
Long Title:Molecular Biology for Computer Scientists 2
Module Code:BIOT9005
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2011/12 ( September 2011 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: BRENDAN O CONNELL
Module Author: ROY SLEATOR
Module Description: This module describes concepts of gene identification and regulation using specific examples to assist the student in understanding the complexity of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic processes.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Review the strategies employed in genome mapping and expression profiling.
LO2 Discuss the principles of gene regulation.
LO3 Review and critique pertinent literature.
LO4 Critically assess the contribution of modern molecular biology in the areas of biotechnology and biomedicine.
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
An overview of information storage and transfer in biology - both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Transcription and Translation
A detailed analysis of the process of information transfer from DNA to mRNA to protein and the mechanisms controlling/modulating this information flow.
Analysis of gene/protein regulation; at the transcriptional, translational and posttranslational levels. Two-component regulatory systems, transcriptional factors and regulatory proteins.
Molecular Biology Techniques
An overview of the most up-to-date and effective molecular biology techniques and their application in modern molecular biology.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Literature review and oral presentation on a chosen subject within the scope of the module. 3,4 30.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Exhibit a thorough understanding of the concepts covered in the module. 1,2,3,4 70.0 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 face to face and blended learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning literature review 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bruce Alberts... [et al.], Molecular biology of the cell [ISBN: 0815316208]
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_SCMPB_9 Master of Science in Computational Biology 2 Elective

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