|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Practical||2 x 4 hour practicals (8 hours)|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week (22 hours)|
|Seminars / Tutorials||2 x 1 hour tutorial (2 hours)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 1.||10%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 2.||10%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 3.||15%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessment 4.||15%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||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%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify and describe the structures of biological molecules.
2. Explain the purpose and basis of methods used to analyse biological material.
3. Perform calculations to determine amounts of substances and concentrations.
To study the complexity of a living organism the chemistry of molecules and pathways within its cell(s) must be recognised. This module will develop the concept that the structure and function of biological molecules is a consequence of their chemistry. The skills required to calculate how to prepare chemical solutions such as biological growth media and buffers required for a wide range of biological work will be developed, along with an outline of spectroscopic methods used for biological measurement.
The concepts of moles and molar concentrations will be introduced together with Avogadro's constant and calculations for making up solutions of known concentration. The carboxyl and amino functional groups will be dealt with in the context of acids, bases and buffers.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Workshops will involve calculations relevant to the course material including determining amounts, concentrations, volumes and balancing equations.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Outside the formal contact hours students will be expected to practice with directed learning exercises on which feedback will be available.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Lectures will introduce problem solving with worked examples and directed study will provide students with an opportunity to practice these skills. Workshops will extend this work and will be assessed.|
|Subject Specific Skills|
This module is at CQFW Level 4