PRAC H4001 - Practical Course

Short Title:Practical Course
Full Title:Practical Course
Module Code:PRAC H4001
Credits: 9
Field of Study:Biology and biochemistry
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module Author:JOHN BEHAN
Module Description:It is intended that this practical module will be organized as a series of mini-projects with a duration of one or more weeks. A series of nine practicals will be organized for semester 7, and four for semester 8. In all practicals, students will be encouraged to develop their ability to integrate the use of various laboratory techniques in order to solve a prescribed scientific problem. The concept of team-work, good laboratory practice and the need for both validation and statistical evaluation of results will be emphasized throughout. An underlying theme will also be the development of students’ oral and written presentation skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Be able to work individually or as part of a team;
LO2 Be able to integrate laboratory techniques in order to solve prescribed problems
LO3 Have enhanced oral and written presentation skills;
LO4 Be able to critically evaluate analytical methods and use appropriate statistical methods of evaluation;
LO5 Be able to execute efficient time management
LO6 Be able to work within the boundaries of good laboratory practice

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation For a demonstration of technical competency and the completion of practical reports during the semester;   50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment Continuous assessment will be carried out through oral examination (viva voce) at the end of this module. It is intended that this form of assessment will test the students’ ability to think laterally in relation to available techniques when solving specific problems. The students understanding of practicals along with the concept of controls, process of validation and safety considerations will also be assessed.   30.00 n/a
Practical/Skills Evaluation For accurate and effective recording of experimental data   20.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
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_SBIOL_B (1 year add on) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Bioanalytical Science 7 Mandatory