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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Bioanalysis
Module Code BE311
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Linda Holland
Semester 2: Linda Holland
Autumn: Linda Holland
Module TeachersPaul Cahill
Denise Harold
Linda Holland
Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

In this module the student will be introduced to bioanalysis with particular reference to the microbiological examination of environmental samples

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss the factors governing the microbiology of food and water.
2. Carry out laboratory techniques in practical microbiology
3. Combine theory and practical approaches to problem-solving in the microbiology laboratory
4. Analyse experimental data using statistics
5. Appreciate the requirements of record keeping, report writing and oral communications
6. Experience the demands of working within groups

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory27Laboratory Practicals
Independent Study84Independent learning
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Food Microbiology
a) Intrinsic and Extrinsic parameters of food that affect the types and numbers of microorganisms present in food. b) Food spoilage c) Food preservation methods d) Food poisoning e) Beneficial microorganisms present in food f) Methods for the microbiological examination of food

Water Microbiology
a) Water supply b) Contamination of water and disease c) Methods for the microbiological examination of water d) Water toxicology

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Report(s)Assessment of lab based content30%n/a
In Class TestIn-Class test based on lecture content70%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    ESTBSc in Environmental Science & Tech
    Date of Last Revision16-JUL-09

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