Module Catalogues

Introductory Biology

Module Title Introductory Biology
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

This module aims to provide a fundamental understanding of Chemistry and Biology. The importance of life related matters will be highlighted. Basic understanding of atom, charge, bonds, ionic compounds, molecules/biomolecules, solution, reaction, cell structure, membrane, metabolism, energy, cell communication, will be explained.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students should:
A. understand the key features of atoms and molecules as they relate to biology
B. appreciate the importance of chemistry in the biological sciences
C. be familiar with key structures and processes in biology
D. acquire the ability to apply, evaluate and interpret this knowledge to solve problems in biological problems.

Method of teaching and learning

Course content will be delivered primarily via standard lectures, that will be accompanied by suitable lecture handouts (also available on ICE). Students will also be guided to sections of specific textbooks and if reading of specific reviews or sources literature is required then copies of these will be posted on ICE. At intervals during the module, exercises (up to 6) will allow the students to self-assess their understanding of the course.