Submitted by Hugh_Hughes on Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:49
Module Title
Biology
Module Credits
15
Module Semester
0
Module Status
Mandatory

Aims

  • The aim is to explain the scientific method, and enable to learner to apply it to problems in the field of biology.
  • To furnish the learner with a comprehensive introduction to the main areas of biology; cellular biology, physiology, genetics, microbiology, ecology and biotechnology.
  • To equip the learner with the practical skills necessary to carry out experiments in a laboratory or field environment safely, in a manner consistent with the scientific method.

To instruct the learner in the method of recording their experiments, so that they are consistent with peer reviewed standards.

Objectives & Programme Outcomes

At the end of the module learners will be able to:

  • Foster an interest in, and appreciation of, the natural world.
  • Explore the fundamental processes common to all living organisms, and develop an understanding of the core biological principles central to life.
  • Discuss the development and nature of scientific models and theories as they apply to our understanding of the natural world.
  • Discuss and appreciate the ethical considerations which govern the fields of biotechnology and genetics.
  • Aware of current health & safety legislation in the field of Biology
  • Develop an in depth understanding of the mechanisms by which specific biological processes (organ systems, DNA replication etc.) function.

This award will be divided into 6 Units covering the following key areas:

  • Unit 1 Cell Biology
  • Unit 2 Microbiology
  • Unit 3 Ecology
  • Unit 4 Genetics
  • Unit 5 Health and Safety
  • Unit 6 Practical Laboratory Investigations
Module Assessment
Type
Learner Record
Percentage
25%
Type
Skills Demonstration
Percentage
25%
Type
Final Exam
Percentage
50%