Foundation Biology (CORN001)
This module introduces learners to key introductory and overarching principles in biology - no prior knowledge is required or assumed. The emphasis is on understanding core principles including the classification and diversity of organisms, relationships between organelles, cells and tissues, structure and function of eukaryotes and prokaryotes, cell division, structure and function of biological molecules and how microorganisms, plants and animals carry out essential life processes.
Further Biology (CORN002)
This module builds on core concepts introduced in CORN001, with a strong emphasis on applying scientific principles to a range of concepts in biology. Learners will explore biochemical pathways including cellular respiration and photosynthesis and study animal body systems, homeostatic and regulatory mechanisms. Basic ecological concepts will be introduced linked to field work completed in CORN003.
Practical and Field Skills in Biology (CORN003)
Linked to theory covered in CORN001 (Semester 1) and CORN002 (Semester 2), this module provides a range of opportunities to complete laboratory practical work and undertake field surveys. Learners will phrase and test hypotheses, develop competence in key practical and analytical techniques and build confidence in both laboratory and field settings.
Study and Mathematical Skills for Scientists (CORN008)
This module helps refresh basic mathematical skills needed to start in Higher Education and develops research and study skills needed for success. Through lectures, workshops and research seminars, learners explore the nature and method of science, reflect on their skills and develop action plans for continuing improvement. The module provides opportunities to work with problems and examples, applying knowledge and understanding in context wherever possible.
Foundation Chemistry (CORN004)
This module introduces learners to key introductory principles in chemistry - no prior knowledge is required or assumed. The emphasis is on understanding core principles including atomic theory of matter, chemical bonding and intermolecular forces, molarity calculations and gas laws and simple organic chemistry. Theory is supported by practical work.
Further Chemistry (CORN005)
This module expands upon concepts introduced in CORN003 to provide a more in-depth study of organic chemistry together with an introduction to enthalpy changes (with associated practical work) and inorganic chemistry.
Foundation Physics (CORN006)
This module introduces students to fundamental concepts in physics, including Newtons Laws. The emphasis throughout is on applying the principles of physics in all areas of science with many hands-on learning experiences.
Further Physics (CORN007)
This module builds on the knowledge and understanding gained from CORN006 and introduces new concepts and their practical applications including electricity, environmental, nuclear and magnetic physics. Workshop and practical sessions give students the opportunity to apply their learning and work with problems and examples.
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