Information for module ANATM050
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|Module code:||ANATM050(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Advanced Molecular Cell Biology (Masters Level)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Prof. David Becker|
|Organiser's location:||5th Floor Rockefeller|
|Available for students in Year(s):||4,|
|Module outline:||This module concentrates on Molecular Cell Biology and its relationship to disease. It focuses on cell dynamics in areas of active research in and around UCL.|
|Module aims:||To provide an understanding of some key topics in modern cell biology in relation to research questions in the field and related disease conditions. All of the lecturers on this module are actively researching in these fields and so are in a position to provide the student not just with background information but also with cutting edge research and primary knowledge of the field.|
|Module objectives:||Introduction to concepts and problems in selected topics of current cell biology; Understanding the methods by which data are obtained and their limitations; To study original scientific literature relevant to cell function; To develop skills to judge the quality and validity of literature .|
|Key skills provided by module:||Live Cell Imaging is a key tool in modern cell biology and a firm understanding of imaging techniques, advantages and limitations is essential. We therefore have a lecture on imaging techniques followed by Imaging Practicals on confocal microscopes to small groups of 4 students so that everyone gets the chance to drive a confocal microscope and generate multicolour images of cells themselves. This should help with laboratory practical projects as well as the understanding of images in research papers.|
|Module assessment:||Practical 15.00%.|
Unseen three-hour written examination 55.00%.
Two essay (2,000 words each) 15.00%.
Paper presentation (15 minutes) 15.00%.
|Notes:||The Research Paper Presentation: Reading a research paper, digesting its contents and delivering it to your colleagues helps you learn how to critically read a manuscript and pick out the key facts. Presenting it to an audience helps develop key transferable skills that will be of use in many future careers. This is a very popular aspect of the module. In-Course Essay: This is designed to give students feedback on essay structure content and critical thinking that we would like to see in the final exam essays questions. The module runs in Term 1, Blocks E & F.|
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|Last updated:||2011-09-14 14:27:34 by|