BIOC00010 Chemistry-Biochemistry

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course is a core module in the Physiotherapy BSc degree and comprises an introduction to both Chemistry and Biochemistry. In the Chemistry component students are introduced to fundamental concepts of molecular structure and of chemical reactivity. This includes a brief overview of the common functional groups including chemical and physical properties and an introduction to biomolecules. The Biochemistry course covers the biology and biochemistry of the cell, generation and storage of metabolic energy, metabolism of nitrogenous compounds, DNA & RNA, transmission of genetic information and heredity.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:-Understand fundamental concepts of molecular structure and chemical reactivity-To understand fundamental concepts of cell biology and biochemistry, generation and storage of metabolic energy, metabolism of nitrogenous compounds, DNA and RNA and heredity.

Indicative Module Content:

In the Chemistry component students are introduced to fundamental concepts of molecular structure and of chemical reactivity. This includes a brief overview of the common functional groups including chemical and physical properties and an introduction to biomolecules. The Biochemistry course covers the biology and biochemistry of the cell, generation and storage of metabolic energy, metabolism of nitrogenous compounds, DNA & RNA, transmission of genetic information and heredity.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

76

Lectures

34

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Tutorials are included for learning and understanding of the subject. Web based problem solving component is included throughout the module for better understanding of the subject.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BIOC10040 - Topics in Bioc & Mol Biol, CHEM00010 - Introductory Chemistry, CHEM00020 - Introductory Chemistry (Ag), CHEM10030 - Chemistry for Engineers, CHEM10040 - The Molecular World, CHEM10050 - Basis of Organic & Biol Chem, CHEM10060 - Phys & Inorg Chem, CHEM10070 - General & Physical Chemistry, CHEM10080 - Inorganic Chemistry (Med), CHEM10090 - Organic Chemistry (Med)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Assessment Chemistry Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Examination: Joint Chemistry and Biochemistry End-Semester MCQ Examination (2 hr). You will have 100 MCQs to answer covering all subject material. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

80


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Sample questions with answers are included for clear understanding of the material. Structure of the exam paper is also discussed during the classes.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Michael Casey Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Jana Haase Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Cormac Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Vivek Sundaravel Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 7, 8, 10 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 9 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 11 Tues 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 9 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Autumn