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BIOL2002 Cell Biology

Module Overview

This module will cover the following topics: properties and transport functions of cell membranes; organelles involved in photosynthesis and related processes; protein synthesis, targeting and modification; mitochondria and respiration; the cell cycle; the cell cytoskeleton.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Promote an appreciation of the complexity of animal, plant and microbial cells. • Develop an understanding of selected key cellular structures and processes. • Develop an appreciation of some of the techniques used in cell biology research. • Provide a basis for further study of cell biology and related topics in later modules.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • the properties, structure and synthesis of cell membranes
  • the structure and function of the cell cytoskeleton, cell walls and the extracellular matrix
  • the mechanisms involved in the transport of solutes across cell membranes
  • the properties and functions of plastids
  • the light and dark reactions of photosynthesis
  • the basic methods of protein synthesis and modification
  • the targeting of proteins to different cellular locations
  • the range of processes taking place in the mitochondria and their contribution to the functioning of the cell
  • the components that regulate the cell-cycle in eukaryotes
  • the importance of ‘checkpoints’ in the cell-cycle

Syllabus

This module will cover the following topics: properties and transport functions of cell membranes; organelles involved in photosynthesis and related processes; protein synthesis, targeting and modification; mitochondria and respiration; the cell cycle; the cell cytoskeleton.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, revision session, practical sessions and research paper evaluation.

TypeHours
Independent Study118
Practical classes and workshops9
Lecture23
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 30%
Written exam  (2 hours) 70%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 30%
Written exam  (2 hours) 70%

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: BIOL1007 or BIOL1010 AND BIOL1005 or BIOL1006

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