Cell Biology (BIOL2016)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study focuses on contemporary principles in cell biology and development in plants and animals, with emphasis on cellular functions and a focus on the molecular perspective, fundamental to understanding biological organisms. Topics include cancer and control of cell division and migration, pre-programmed cell death, molecular signalling and transport systems, cellular endocrinology and embryonic development. The practical component provides students with hands-on training in key research techniques using modern equipment. This unit of study provides a suitable foundation for senior biology units of study.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Two 1-hour lectures per week and one 4-hour practical per week.

Assessment

One 3-hour theory exam, 1 project assignment, 1 practical report (100%).

Textbooks

Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P. 2007. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th Edition. Garland Science.

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12cp of Junior BIOL; or 6cp of Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901); or (6cp of Junior Biology and 6cp of Junior Chemistry).

Assumed knowledge: BIOL1001

Prohibitions

BIOL2916

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