Short Title:Biology 2
Full Title:Biology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIOL H1002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:Mary Logue
Module Description:This module aims to provide a foundation in two key areas of Biology; Biochemistry and Microbiology, on which the students can build their skill sets in subsequent semesters. The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation and an awareness of current developments in these fields.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the basic structure and functions of key biomolecules.
LO2 Describe the basic elements of gene expression and protein synthesis.
LO3 Explain the basic principles of metabolism.
LO4 Explain the basic concepts of microbiology.
LO5 Describe the main features of bacterial cells, their growth and methods of growth control.
LO6 Discuss current topical issues within the fields of biochemistry and microbiology.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment throughout the semester will typically consist of at least two in-class examinations. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 Ongoing
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture Class-based learning 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Problem-solving 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Reading of material and studying for exams 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Sylvia Mader,Michael Windelspecht 2015, Biology, McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 0078024269]
  • Pearson 2017, Campbell Biology, 11th Ed, Bukupedia [ISBN: 0134093410]
  • Christopher J. Woolverton,Linda Sherwood,Joanne Willey 2016, Prescott's Microbiology, McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 1259281590]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SADNF_B Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis 2 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 2 Mandatory
TA_SADNF_D Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Analysis 2 Mandatory
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 2 Mandatory
TA_SBIOL_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology 2 Mandatory