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Module code:CELL2006 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Cell Biology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Geraint Thomas
Organiser's location:Cell and Developmental Biology
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:BIOC1001 or BIOC1009, CELL1001 or CELL1002 in the first year, and either BIOC2001, BIOC2003, or BIOL2004 in the second year. This module is co-taught with CELL2008. Places are limited to a combined total of 136. In the event of over subscription for places on CELL2006 some or all of the following selection criteria may be applied by the course organiser. The compulsory or optional nature of the selection of CELL2006. The precise combination of prerequisite courses taken by each applicant. The grades of each applicant in their qualifying prerequisite courses. The interdisciplinary or integrative nature of the degree programme of each applicant. Personal statements from applicants may also be considered if all other relevant criteria are equivalent. 
Module outline:This is a broad-based cell biology course that aims to introduce the student to a wide range of topics related to the biological functioning of eukaryotic cells. The lectures cover how different parts of the cell are formed and function, and how one cell differs from another. The coursework forms an important part of the course and is designed to illustrate specific cellular processes and techniques in greater detail.  
Module aims:To introduce the student to more detailed aspects of cell biology, beyond those already dealt with in the first year BIOC1001 course, that are fundamental to the understanding of how eukaryotic cells work. To provide the student with a good broad-based knowledge of cell biology in preparation for more specialised courses in the third year.  
Module objectives:To provide up-to-date coverage of the following topics in eukaryotic cell biology:- cell structure and function, function of organelles and intracellular compartmentalisation, organelle biogenesis and protein/membrane trafficking (including the transport of proteins to the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, peroxisomes, mitochondria, chloroplast, secretory vesicles, plasma membrane, as well as processes such as endocytosis and exocytosis), structure and function of biological membranes, structure and function of the cytoskeleton (including microtubules, microfilaments etc), cell division and the cell cycle, experimental methods used in cell biology (including tissue culture, microscopy, and protein expression and analysis techniques), cell specialization and differentiationl, multicellular life (including stem cells, cell turnover and programmed cell death). Students should note that this course does not specifically cover signalling and signal transduction. For detailed coverage in this area, students are recommended to take CELL2007. To combine the cell biology of CELL2006 and the cell signalling of CELL2007 students should take course CELL2008 (registration for both CELL2006 and CELL2007 independently will not be permitted). 
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00%
Coursework 30.00% 
Notes:To register for this module for the 2015/16 academic year please ensure you meet the prerequisites listed above (where applicable) and, if you do, select it using Portico and await Teaching and Parent Department approval. There are four (4) separate pieces of coursework. At least 2 from 4 pieces of coursework must be submitted by the required deadlines in order for a candidate to be complete for CELL2006. 
Taking this module as an option?:Contact organiser for availability of places. 
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Last updated:2016-08-19 00:03:49 by ucgaled