• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andras Keszei
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course BIOL 6036
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course provides an introduction to the molecular and cellular aspects of modern biology. It introduces the molecules that play a key role in biology, including DNA, proteins, and carbohydrates, then goes on to describe their functions in the cell. Cell function studies will be supported by studies on cell structure.  Cell specialisation will be introduced in terms of multicellular organisms and interacting cell networks. Topics to be covered include: the molecules of life; membranes and the uptake of nutrients; proteins, enzymes and metabolism; cellular structure and function; cell specialisation; the role of molecules and cells in the control of cell division and biotechnology applications. Examples will be drawn from both plants and animals.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Discuss the elementary biochemistry of the molecules of life and describe the relationship between the structure and function of biomolecules.

2. Compare the structure and function of cells from different domains.

3. Discuss the development of cells and the role of cell specialisation in multicellular organisms.

4. Accurately record raw experimental data and use this to synthesise written reports to present data meaningfully and discuss the significance of results. 

Other Information

Students should note that BIOL1004, together with CHEM1101 and CHEM1201, are prerequisites for many later-year courses offered by the Research School of Biology.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

• Practical Reports and Lab Book (39%; LO4)

• Review Quiz (11%; LO1,2)

• Final Exam (50%; LO 1, 2, 3,4)

 

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Workload

Three lectures per week and up to 30 hours of practical classes and tutorial sessions.

Prescribed Texts

Campbell, Reece and Meyers - Biology 8th Edition Australian Version

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7399 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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