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Practical Biology

BIO193

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Monday 1 pm - 2 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 11: Friday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9: Thursday 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: BIO199
Prerequisite: None

This module teaches the practical and analytical skills required for biologists. This module is structured around four main themes:

(1) Acquiring Practical Skills in Biology.
Starting with basic laboratory safety and routine laboratory procedures, the module then move on through protein extraction and purification to microbiological and physiological techniques and finally studies involving whole multicellular organisms.

(2) Acquiring Essential Practical Skills for Biology.
This module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as experimental report and essay writing, data and information handling, oral and written communication skills, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations. Students will also be introduced to the use of statistical analysis to support biology.

(3) Considering the role of Biology in the ¿real world¿.
Through personal investigations and workshops on critical thinking, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biology in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(4) Exploring Career Pathways.
Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Practical
Level: 4

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