Foundation Biology - NATS0001

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 3 20 (10) Peter Klappa checkmark-circle


This module will introduce students to the fundamental components of life. Students will be introduced to the function of key cellular components and their organisation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Through the study of cellular processes, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the key biological processes underpinning living organisms.


Contact hours

Private Study: 170
Contact Hours: 30
Total: 200

Method of assessment

• Moodle Quiz 1 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 2 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 3 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Moodle Quiz 4 (20 Questions) – 10%
• Problem Solving and Data Analysis – 10%
• Examination (2 Hours) – 50%

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Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate elementary knowledge of cellular structure and organisation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms;
2. Demonstrate elementary knowledge of cellular organelles and their biological function;
3. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding the structure and function of key macromolecules including nucleic acids, proteins and lipids.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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