Principles of Science

Module code: NT1001

This module will provide you with an introduction to fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics.

Topics covered

  • Simple mechanical and kinematic problems
  • Role of water in fundamental biological processes
  • Structure and properties of cellular membranes
  • Structure of an atom
  • Reduction and oxidation processes in terms of the exchange of electrons
  • Differences between ionic compounds and covalent molecules
  • Toxicity of metal ions-physical and/or chemical properties


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 14 hours of seminars
  • 8 hours of tutorials
  • 118 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 1.5 hours (40%)
  • Coursework (60%)