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Module code: BI101
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 1
Department: BIOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Jim Carolan (BIOLOGY)
Overview Overview

Module Objectives:
To provide an introduction to the core concepts and principles in cell biology, genetics, microbiology and evolutionary biology. To introduce practical biology techniques such as microscopy, spectroscopy, DNA and Protein extraction/analysis and bacterial and fungal culture.

Module Content:
Topics covered include: structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins; basic animal and plant cell structure; cell division; diseases of the cell; cellular organelles; cytoskeleton; viral structure and function; bacterial cell structure, growth and control of bacteria; fungal cell structure, fungal diseases; principles of genetics; mitosis and meiosis; patterns of inheritance; transcription and translation; mechanisms of evolution; microscopy.

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