10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces the student to a variety of essential facts, principles and concepts from different areas of Biology focusing on the following topics: 1.Characteristics and classification of living organisms.2.Biological molecules and processes (e.g. carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, DNA, photosynthesis and respiration) 3.Cells (e.g. prokaryotes and eukaryotes; organelles; specialised cells; levels of organisation)4.Genetics, inheritance and evolution (e.g. mitosis and meiosis, reproduction, mutation and evolution, genetic engineering; stem cells; model organisms).

Staff Contact: HALE SARAH
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom testing

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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