Module Information

Module Identifier
BR15810
Module Title
Biological Molecules
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 20 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 2 x 4 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Online test  - calculations based on practical results.  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Multiple Choice examination.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Undertake measurements and calculations relating amount to molarity.

2. Explain the chemical structure and properties of the major classes of biomolecules.

Brief description

This module will introduce students to the concepts of elements, atoms, bonding and molarity. These will be exemplified through an in-depth study of sugars, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids.

Content

The module is primarily delivered through lectures, with one practical class.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number During the practical class assessment students will need to perform calculations to solve problems.
Communication
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology Students will be assessed through an online test.
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving During the practical class assessment students will need to perform calculations to solve problems.
Research skills Promoted with directed reading and suggestions for self-directed study.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be able to perform simple chemical calculations, and will acquire core subject-specific knowledge.
Team work Students will work in pairs during the practical class.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4