Short Title:Biology
Full Title:Biology
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOL H1009
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Gordon Cooke
Module Description:This module aims to provide the student with: 1) A knowledge of the structure of mammalian and microbial cells and the bio-molecules they are made from. 2) The basics principles of microbiology, including organisms, growth and their importance to industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Compare and contrast the basic structures of prokayotic and eukaryotic cells, identifying key components and their functions.
LO2 Identify major biomolecules and their functions and describe simple spectrophotometric tests for the identification and quantification of biologically important molecules
LO3 Explain the basis for disinfection and sterilisation processes and how these are used in bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing
LO4 Perform and report results of simple laboratory techiques relating to aseptic technique, microbial isolation and identification, and simple microscopy
LO5 Explain how our knowledge of the cell and its operations is exploited in biotechnology

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Perform and report on simple laboratory methods used to aseptically isolate, culture, and identify microorganisms. Perofm some simple biological tests to study a biological process 2,4 30.00 Ongoing
Continuous Assessment Cummulative assessment of student understanding of key topics covered in lectures through some combination of essay/report, multiple choice test, sample examination question. 1,2,3,5 10.00 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Blended learning 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Practical 3 laboratory classes over the semester 4.00 Every Month 1.00
Independent Learning No Description 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 11.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
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
TA_SMABP_C Certificate in Bioprocessing and Cleanroom Management - Minor Award 1 Mandatory
TA_SGMPT_C Higher Certificate in Science in GMP and Technology 1 Mandatory