6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Previously coded PSC2092
This unit aims to introduce students to essential elements of cell biology. Participants in this unit will cover; Eukaryotic Cell Biology and Molecular Biology; and Development and Cancer. The subject provides an essential foundation for understanding cell biology and its use in biological research and the pharmaceutical industry.
This will involve:
- cell biology and cellular dynamics
- molecular biology
At the end of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of eukaryotic cell biology by being able to explain the processes of normal cell function including comparing and contrasting how cellular processes are regulated
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of molecular biology and how it is used in cell biology
- Explain, design and analyse molecular biology experiments
- Explain how cell control is regulated in development and how it can be deregulated and predict its consequences
- Analyse experiments and experimental techniques that are used in the study of cell biology
Final exam (2 hour): 60%; mid-semester exam: 10%; practical / tutorial assessments: 25%; in-semester quizzes: 5%.
Contact hours for on-campus students:
- Twenty four 1-hour lectures
- Four 1-hour tutorials
- Seven 4-hour practical or workshop classes
- Sixteen hours of problem based and active learning exercises
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