Short Title:Laboratory Skills 6
Full Title:Laboratory Skills 6 for Bioanalysis
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LSKI H3004
 
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:SYLVIA HEALY
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to facilitate the student in becoming competent in laboratory skills associated with other modules studied in semester 6 of the Bioanalysis programme. In all cases, students will be encouraged to integrate the use of various laboratory techniques in problem solving. The concept of team-work, good laboratory practice and the need for validation and statistical evaluation of results, along with development of students' communication skills will be emphasised throughout.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Select and perform appropriate methodology to solve analytical problems associated with biological and chemical sample analysis.
LO2 Select, set-up and perform experiments using appropriate analytical techniques for the purification, identification and quantitative analysis of selected pharmacological agents. Selected pharmacological responses will be detected and evaluated using industrially used bioassays and spectroscopic techniques.
LO3 Isolate and identify microorganisms from various food samples
LO4 Test the microbiological quality of various food stuffs
LO5 Use basic fermentation techniques in the manufacture of a given food type
LO6 Isolate bacterial DNA and type microbial species using various PCR based microbial technologies
LO7 Be able to apply PCR adaptations by performing multiplex PCR
LO8 Be able to isolate and analyse bacterial DNA
LO9 To perform electrophoretic analysis of DNA
LO10 Apply the relevant skills to analyse and interpret experimental data obtained from different techniques and be able to effectively report findings
LO11 Plan and execute practical investigation from problem recognition through to appraisal of results.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Analytical Techniques 2: Assessment will be a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks; Preparation of laboratory reports; Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation. 1,2,10,11 25.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Pharmacology: Assessment will be a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks; Preparation of laboratory reports; Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation. 1,2,10,11 25.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Food Microbiology: Assessment will be a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks; Preparation of laboratory reports; Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation. 3,4,5,10,11 25.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation DNA Analysis 1:Assessment will be a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks; Preparation of laboratory reports; Written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation. 6,7,8,9,10,11 25.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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
Lab Laboratory Practical 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Independent Learning Lab preparation and reporting, preparing for lab exam 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 14.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • James G. Cappuccino,Chad T. Welsh 2017, Microbiology, 11th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292175782]
  • Lynne McLandsborough 2004, Food Microbiology Laboratory, CRC Press [ISBN: 9780849312670]
  • 2015, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, Elsevier, Churchill Livingstone
  • Douglas A. Skoog,F. James Holler,Stanley R. Crouch 2017, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781305577213]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • lab manual: Lab skills 6 manual
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 6 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 6 Group Elective 2
TA_SBIOL_D Bachelor of Science in Bio Analysis (1 year add-on Bachelor Degree) 6 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 6 Group Elective 1
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 6 Group Elective 2