20 credits at level HE4
The aim of this module is to enable students to aquire basic practical laboratory skills and develop an awareness of related health and safety issues. It supports the core module 'Unity of Life', thus linking theory together with relevant practical work.
Practical work includes;
- Health and Safety in the laboratory
- Use of standard laboratory equipment (e.g. balances, glassware), measurement skills.
- Use of microscopes. Observation, drawing skills.
- Use of specialist laboratory equipment e.g. spectrophotometers
- cell fractionation
- breeding experiments (Drosophila)
- chemistry practical work
e.g. acid-base titrations
- practicals on human physiology
lung volumes and control of breathing
Laboratory practicals, tutorials and supported self-study.
3 hour class contect for 13 weeks
Class contact (13 x 3 hours) = 39 hours
Private Study = 120 hours
practical log/folder = 41 hours
Total = 200 hours
The practical log / folder acts as a record of laboratory techniques / skills experienced. The learning outcomes listed below are evaluated here.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Use basic laboratory equipment correctly and safely||Relate practical results to theory in order to explain observational findings.|
|2.||Interpret and analyse scientific data gained from practical work.||By correct use of laboratory equipment obtain appropriate data and incorporate it correctly in a scientific folder.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
and/or be taking the following corequisite modules:
No restrictions apply.
Campbell, N.A. & Reece, J.B. (2001) Biology. (6th Ed) Benjamin Cummings
Jones, A. Reed, R. & Weyers, J. (2003) Practical Skills in Biology. (3rd Ed) Prentice Hall.
Starr, C. & Taggart, R. (2004) Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (10th Ed) Thomson/Brooks Cole
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology and Life Sciences|
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