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Unit information: Life Processes Part B in 2020/21

Unit name Life Processes Part B
Unit code BIOL10008
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Amici-Dargan
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None.

Co-requisites

None.

School/department School of Biological Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences

Description

The unit will introduce the common processes which govern whole organism reproduction, interactions within its environment and other organisms as well as human impact on the environment

Aims:

  • To present a solid foundation for whole multicellular organism function by covering broad processes drawing on examples from both animal and plants.
  • To create a broad objective understanding of the intellectual and practical skills required by biologists.
  • To provide a basis for higher-level biological courses, or a support for other science courses involving living organisms.

Intended learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to implement successful independent study techniques;
  2. Recognise and identify the common processes which govern whole organism reproduction, immunity and susceptibility to disease, sensory and behavioural biology and human impact on the environment;
  3. Observe and apply knowledge of the processes which govern whole organism reproduction, immunity and susceptibility to disease, sensory and behavioural biology and human impact on the environment;
  4. Apply and use a range of biological practical skills.

Teaching details

A combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching activities including lectures, directed reading, research and/or problem-solving activities; practical exercises and independent study.

Assessment Details

The unit mark is comprised of:

  • 60%: a 1 hour multiple choice question exam. Tests ILOs 1, 2, 3.
  • 40%: written work. Tests ILOs 1, 2, 3, 4.

Reading and References

Biology 12th Edition By Peter Raven and George Johnson and Kenneth Mason and Jonathan Losos

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