Core Module Information
Module title: Foundations in Science

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS07106
Module leader: Stefan Erhardt
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The biological and environmental chemistry part covers fundamental concepts of general, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, e.g. atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamic and kinetics, classes of organic and biological molecules, structure-function relationship, carbon chemistry, natural compounds and environmental pollutants and their effect on plants and animals.Problem solving workshop and practical laboratory skills reinforce the conceptual understanding. The mathematics part covers numbers, logarithms and powers, algebra including arithmetic and aspects of symmetry, calculus with differentiation and integration and graphical representations of equations.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Apply basic mathematical concepts to scientific problems.

LO2: Understand the underlying chemical concepts of biological and environmental systems.

LO3: Write a scientific laboratory report.

LO4: Analyse and present experimental data in scientific form and format.

LO5: Understand the structure and function of organic and biological molecules.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefan Erhardt
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 40
Face To Face CL_TST 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 159
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 3,4,5 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Class Test 25 1 14/15 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 0
Class Test 25 2 14/15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS07106 Foundations in Science