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Module Title Bioscience for Graduates from Other Scientific Disciplines
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 18520
Module Lead Prof Liam Grover
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering, Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Formulation Engineering.
Contact Hours Lecture-30 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-30 hours
Guided independent study-30 hours
Total: 100 hours
Exclusions
Description The module covers the basics of bioscience that are required by engineers to work at the engineering – life science interface.
  • Molecules of life - Structure and function of lipids, carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids;
  • Cellular structure - Structure and function of components within eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells;
  • Cellular function and activity - Cellular thermodynamics & respiration;
  • Gene expression: Transcription, translation, control of gene expression;
  • DNA organisation & replication, cell cycle, meiosis, mitosis;
  • Cellular signalling and control;
  • Cellular organisation in to tissues and organs, introduction to Anatomy and physiology;
  • Biological systems in engineering – prokaryotic and eukaryotic bioprocesses;
  • Practical skills for microbiology - Aseptic technique.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Describe the structures, important characteristics and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins in biological systems.
  • Describe the structural and functional characteristics of cells (prokaryotic and eukaryotic), tissues and selected body systems.
  • Explain the processes involved in cellular respiration.
  • Describe the processes involved in gene expression for both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and how this process is regulated.
  • Describe the processes involved in DNA replication and cell division for both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  • Explain how cellular behaviour can be controlled through chemical signalling.
  • Give an overview of the current applications of cells (both eukaryotic and prokaryotic) in bioprocesses.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate handling of microorganisms.
Assessment 18520-01 : Coursework : Coursework (80%)
18520-03 : Coursework Critique : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 20% group exercise and critique (submitted on Canvas), 80% written coursework assignment (submitted on Canvas).

Reassessment:
100% written coursework assignment (submitted on Canvas)
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