Short Title:Laboratory Skills 3 for Bioanalysis
Full Title:Laboratory Skills 3 for Bioanalysis
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LSKI H1004
 
Credits: 10
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:SYLVIA HEALY
Module Description:The aim of this module is to facilitate the student in becoming competent in laboratory techniques associated with the related modules delivered in semester 3 of the bioanalysis programme (namely Scientific Analysis, Principles of Biochemistry and General Microbiology). Underlying themes will be the need for team-work, good laboratory practice, statistical evaluation of results, along with development of students' scientific presentation skills. Additionally the student will gain skills in informatics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Scientific Analysis: Demonstrate competancy in carrying out, and interpretation of results from chromatographic techniques, specifically HPLC and GC.
LO2 Biochemistry: Measure enzyme activity and kinetics using a model enzyme system;
LO3 Biochemistry: Analyse carbohydrates and proteins using a range of laboratory techniques and interpret the data obtained with particular emphasis on assessing precision and accuracy and logically explaining anomalous or unexpected results.
LO4 Microbiology: Investigate microbial growth using a range of microbiological media and environmental conditions.
LO5 Microbiology: Examine ways of isolating, enumerating and controlling microorganisms.
LO6 Microbiology: Prepare specimens of microorganisms for microscopic and macroscopic examination using various techniques;
LO7 Informatics: Source, review scientific literature. Prepare technical reports and give oral presentations.
LO8 Informatics: Demonstrate competency in gathering, managing and analysing scientific data in computer environments.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Scientific Analysis: 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 25.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Biochemistry: Assessment will be a combination of the following: Recording of experimental data in laboratory notebooks or worksheets; Laboratory reports; In-lab quizzes; A written or practical laboratory exam requiring data analysis and interpretation. 2,3 25.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation 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. 4,5,6 25.00 Every Week
Assignment Informatics:Preparation of technical documents and delivery of oral presentation(s). Data and graphing analytical techniques using spreadsheets and graphing software. 7,8 25.00 n/a
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 Scientific Analysis 1 labs 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Biochemistry labs 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab General Microbiology labs 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer/Lab Informatics 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Familiarisation with the laboratory experiment prior to each lab session. Completion of laboratory practical reports, worksheets or computer-based assessments as required. Study for laboratory exams. Preparation of documents and oral presentations. 8.00 Every Week 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 16.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Dan Harris 2011, Quantitative chemical analysis, 8th Edition Ed. [ISBN: 10:1- 42921815-0]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Andreas Hofmann & Samuel Clokie 2018, Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 8th Ed., Cambridge [ISBN: 978-131661476]
  • James G. Cappuccino,Chad T. Welsh 2017, Microbiology: A lab manual, 11th Ed Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292175782]
  • Vernon Booth 2002, Communicating in Science: writing a scientific paper and speaking at scientific meetings, Cambridge University Press
  • Lisa K. Wells and Jeffrey Travis 1997, LabVIEW for everyone, Prentice Hall PTR Upper Saddle River, NJ [ISBN: 9780132681940]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Laboratory Pratical Manuals and workbooks: ITT DublinSemester 3 Lab skills manual
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 3 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 3 Group Elective 1
TA_SBIOL_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology 3 Mandatory