Module Overview

Biology 2

This module aims to provide a foundation in two key areas of Biology; Biochemistry and Microbiology, on which the students can build their skill sets in subsequent semesters.The module also aims to develop an appreciation for the scope of these areas of specialisation and an awareness of current developments in these fields.

Module Code

BIOL H1002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The Molecules of Life

The scope of biochemistry; Biomolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids); Enzymes; Basic principles of metabolism;From DNA to protein (gene structure and an introduction to the processes of transcription and translation); DNA replication; Topical issues in biochemistry

The Microbial World

The scope of microbiology; Prokaryotic cell structure; Microbial nutrition and culturing techniques; Microbial growth; Microbial growth control; Microbial diversity; Fungi; Virus biology; Topical issues in microbiology

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70