BIOL06030 2019 Biology for GMP

General Details

Full Title
Biology for GMP
Transcript Title
Biology for GMP
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Subject Area
BIOL - Biology
LIFE - Life Sciences
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Dr. Oliver Joyce
Programme Membership
SG_SGOOD_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice & Technology

The module introduces learners to the structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. The module relates the structure and
functions of biological macromolecules and gives an introduction to Molecular Biology.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the structure and functions of the eukaryotic cells and cell


Illustrate the structure and functions of prokaryotic cells


Outline the factors that affect enzyme activity


Describe the structure and functions of biological macromolecules


Describe cell division in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and illustrate the basics of molecular biology


Outline mammalian cellular bioenergetics.


Communicate information accurately and effectively using written, visual
and numeral forms

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The Biology for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) module will be delivered part-time and will include lectures, laboratory practicals.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment where appropriate. 

Module Assessment Strategies

The Biology for GMP module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final exam.  

Laboratory skills and report-writing ability are assessed as part of the practical work performed during the module (50%).  There will be MCQs (50%) and there will be a Final Exam (50%)

The student must achieve 40% overall to pass the module

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Cell structure and function

The structure of a typical eukaryotic cell. The structures and functions of the organelles of a eukaryotic cell. The structure of a typical prokaryotic cell, prokaryotic cell division and growth. Eukaryotic Cell Division. 

Biological Macromolecules

The structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids.

Enzymes & Metabolism

The structure & function of enzymes, their role in metabolism.

Molecular Biology

Introduction to Molecular Biology and PCR

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ Coursework Assessment Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test 50 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Essay 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-10-19 Campbell Biology Pearson
ISBN 0134093410 ISBN-13 9780134093413

Recommended Reading
Biology McGraw Hill

Module Resources

Journal Resources

A digital reading resource will be recommended by the lecturer

URL Resources


Other Resources