- Code BIOL2117
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Science, Biology, Biomedical Science
This course examines the biology of cells, the basic units of life on Earth. The course addresses several central themes in cellular biology, including: the origin and diversity of cells, cellular division and replication, the transport of proteins and other macromolecules within cells, the compartmentalisation of cellular metabolism, the functions of organelles in protists, animals and plants, the cellular basis of differentiation, and signalling between and within cells. Students will be exposed to the latest breakthroughs in the field, and learn key cellular biology techniques in practical components of the course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Describe the evolution, diversity and replication of cells;
- Explain the role of compartmentalization and signalling in cellular biology;
- Interpret and explain key experiments in the history of cell biology;
- Evaluate and apply knowledge of modern techniques in cellular biology.
- Interpret, analyse and present experimental data.
- Literature review (25%, LO1-4)
- Practical reports (25%, LO 3-5)
- Final exam (50%, LO 1-5)
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Workload24 lectures (2 per week), four laboratory sessions of up to four hours each; and five workshops of up to three hours each
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