Short Title:Biology 1
Full Title:Biology 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BIO H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 7 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:SYLVIA HEALY
Module Description:This module aims to develop the students' understanding of cell structure and how structure informs function. It aims to provide an understanding of human physiology to underpin future learning in biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. The subject also aims to develop an appreciation of the scope of the biological sciences and an interest in current developments particularly in biotechnology and biophramaceuticals.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define the biological concept of life and classify living organisms.
LO2 Describe cell structure, explain the functions of each structure and distinguish between mitotic and meiotic cell division.
LO3 Describe the tissue types and organ systems required for an understanding of human physiology.
LO4 Describe Mendelian genetics and developments in the understanding of genetic inheritance.
LO5 Discuss current topics in biotechnology and develop information technology skills to inform this discussion.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment will consist of in-class assessments (short answer and MCQ) and a group or individual project on a subject of current biotechnological or medical interest. The module coordinator may vary the nature and timing of coursework assessment in response to academic or practical circumstances. 2,3,4,5 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 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 There will be three hours of lectures per week in this module 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial There will be one tutorial per week in this module 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Students will be expected to read material related to the topic or to their project and study for in-class CAs and the final exam for a minimum of 4 hours per week in addition to lecture and tutorial time 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Sylvia Mader,Michael Windelspecht 2015, Biology, 12th Ed., 1,4,9,10, 11, 14, 31-41, McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 0078024269]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Peter J. Russell,Paul E. Hertz,Beverly McMillan 2016, Biology: The Dynamic Science, 4th Ed., 1,4,5,10-12, 38-50, Cengage Learning Thomson: Brooks/Cole [ISBN: 1305389891]
  • Mary Ann Clark,Jung Choi,Matthew Douglas 2018, Biology 2e, 2nd Ed., 1,4,10-13, 33-43, Openstax Online: Free to download. [ISBN: 1-947172-51-4]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Articles from New Scientist and other general scientific publications will be used to support learning General articles illustrating core biological concepts, New Scientist; Food Technology; Scientific American etc..
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 1 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 1 Mandatory
TA_SADNF_B Bachelor of Science Hons in DNA and Forensic Analysis 1 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical Analysis 1 Mandatory
TA_SADNF_D Bachelor of Science in DNA and Forensic Analysis 1 Mandatory
TA_SAPHR_D Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Science 1 Mandatory
TA_SBIOL_C Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biology 1 Mandatory