SCIE502 – Practical Skills for Applied Science
Practical Skills for Applied Science
To enable students to operate safely in a laboratory setting and to introduce them to equipment and techniques required for further applications in applied sciences.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Use and calibrate laboratory glassware and equipment.
Perform and interpret measurements using instrumental methods.
Perform aseptic techniques and examine microorganisms.
- -Names, use and accuracy of laboratory glassware
-Following laboratory procedures and recording data
-Use and calibration of laboratory equipment including autopipetes, balances, thermometers, pH-meters, spectrophotometers
-Preparation of standard solutions and dilutions
-Calibration curves and presentation of data graphically
-UV-visible techniques including theoretical background and data interpretation
-Basic centrifugation theory and use of centrifuge
-Use of microscopes
-Use of controls and standards
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
- Assessment Criteria
- Portfolio of Evidence100