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The

FA C U L T Y Faculty

BOOKLET 2004 – 2005 of Science & Agriculture

BIOL 1063 (AP10B) CELL BIOCHEMISTRY & GENETICS (4 credits)

BIOL 1462 (BL11G) GENERAL ECOLOGY AND BIOMETRY [6 credits]

Prerequisites:Passes in 2 A-level subjects or equivalent which should normally include Biology

Prerequisites:A-level Biology, Botany or Zoology or Permission of Dean

Syllabus: An introduction to cell metabolism and genetics and evolution including (a) ultra structure of plant and animal cells; chemis- try and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids and vitamins; energetics and kinetics of biochemical re- actions; and (b) the physical and chemical basis of inherit- ance, polyploidy, mutation and extra-chromosomal inheritance;

natural selection; speciation and evolution. Assessment: In-course assessment One 2-hour theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 1065 (BL12A) DIVERSITY OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS (4 credit)

Prerequisites: Passes in 2 A-level subjects or equivalent which should normally include Biology

Syllabus: An introduction to the diversity of plants and animals. The characteristics, range of structure, reproduction, life cycles and habits of selected plant and animal groups will be covered.

Assessment:

In-course assessment

40%

One 2-hour theory examination

60%

Syllabus: An introductory treatment of ecology and data analysis. Top- ics include population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, a survey of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, de- scriptive statistics, inferential statistics, independence and

probability, simple linear regression and correlation. Assessment: In-course assessment One 3-hr theory examination

40% 60%

BIOL 1762 (AP10E) PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (2 credits)

Syllabus: Water relations of cells and whole plants; photosynthesis, trans- location, assimilate partitioning and plant productivity; ion uptake and mineral nutrition; germination, dormancy and seed- ling establishment; regulation of growth and development by hormonal and environmental factors; introduction to plant

growth analysis. Assessment: Coursework (1 in-course test) Practicals – One 2-hour examination

10% 10% 80%.

BIOL 1363 (AP10C) CELL BIOCHEMISTRY (2 credits)

(Department of Life Sciences) Syllabus: An introduction to cell metabolism, genetics and evolution in- cluding ultra structure of plant and animals cells; chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic ac- ids and vitamins; energetics and kinetics of biochemical reac-

tions. Assessment: Coursework: Examination:

30% 70%

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