Course Details in 2021/22 Session
|Module Title ||Bioscience for Graduates from Other Scientific Disciplines|
|Department || Chemical Engineering|
|Module Code || 04 18520 |
|Module Lead ||Prof Liam Grover|
|Level || Intermediate Level |
|Credits || 10 |
|Semester|| Semester 1|
|Restrictions || MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering, Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Formulation Engineering. |
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.
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). |
100% written coursework assignment (submitted on Canvas)
|Other || |