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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Bioanalytical Practicals II
Module Code BE452
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Christine Loscher
Semester 2: Christine Loscher
Autumn: Christine Loscher
Module TeachersPaul Cahill
Tom Zurawski
Christine Loscher
Denise Harold
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module builds on an understanding of concepts in molecular biology and immunology. It aims to teach a range of methods in these subject areas by providing training in selected relevant techniques.

Learning Outcomes

1. isolate, quantitate and analyse nucleic acid preparations from various sources
2. Qualitatively analyse a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism-containing DNA sequence using methods including Polymerase Chain Reaction, hybridisation probes, restriction endonuclease analysis and electrophoresis
3. isolate and characterise polyclonal antibodies and conjugate antibodies with enzyme labels

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory48Hybrid format - pre-recorded material, laboratory work and online discussion forums
Independent Study27Data interpretation and report writing
Directed learning50Preparation for assessment
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

Preparation and analysis of mammalian DNA

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism characterisation by PCR/hybridisation probes

Single Nucleotide Polymorphism characterisation by PCR/RFLP

Immunoglobulins will be isolated from animal serum, chemically conjugated to enzymes and used in enzyme linked immunosorbant assays

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class TestData interpretation and experimental design50%n/a
Laboratory PortfolioExperimental write-up50%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 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    ASBSc in Analytical Science
    Date of Last Revision26-MAY-08

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