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On completion of this module students should be able:
1. To demonstrate an understanding of the major groups of macromolecules that constitute living cells and their structure
2. To describe the functions these molecules perform in cells
3. To understand how cellular information is stored, transcribed and translated
4. To appreciate the various pathways underpinning cell metabolism
5. To describe the tools required to manipulate cells at the molecular level, i.e. recombinant DNA technology
Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids.
Energy metabolism in cells
Recombinant DNA technology
Production of Biopharmaceuticals using bacteria and higher eukaryotic cells
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Three in-class tests, short equations and/or MCQs.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Final exam with short-essay answers over 2 hours.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Results from MCQs will be available immediately. Feedback can be requested by emailing the module teacher subsequently.
|Mr James Molloy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|