Short Title:Physics 1
Full Title:Physics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PHYS H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:KEVIN M NOLAN
Module Description:This module provides a foundation in four key areas of Physics - Mechanics, Properties of Matter, Heat & Temperature, and Waves. Upon successful completion of this module the student will also have an understanding of the role of physics in other scientific disciplines. The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation, their application to their programme area of expertise 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 seven fundamental quantities in nature and their associated SI units; the standardisation of units in general; scale as represented through orders of magnitude (powers of ten) and express scientific measurements and calculations in scientific notation.
LO2 Express measurements using scientific units, convert between scientific units.
LO3 Explain the principles of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and temperature and wave phenomena and be able to relate them to related disciplines within their course.
LO4 Solve numerical scientific problems using appropriate equations.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment CA Written Test 1,2,3,4 15.00 Week 7
Continuous Assessment Moodle-based Multiple Choice Hot Potato Quiz 1,2,3,4 15.00 Every Second Week
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 Lecture 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Session for clarifying concepts and solving numerical based problems 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time Students will be expected to study in their own time in addition to time spent in lectures and tutorials 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Keith Johnson,Simmone Hewett,Sue Holt,John Miller 2015, Advanced Physics for You, 2nd Ed., OUP Oxford [ISBN: 978-140852737]
  • Lyublinskaya et al., College Physics for AP Courses, 1 Ed., 34, OpenStax USA [ISBN: 9781947172173]
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_SABIO_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 1 Mandatory
TA_SPHAR_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science 1 Mandatory
TA_SASCI_D Bachelor of Science in Bioanalysis or Chemical 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