- Code BIOL6117
- 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.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
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 key experiments in the history of cell biology;
- Critically evaluate and apply knowledge of modern techniques in cellular biology.
- Critically interpret, analyse and present experimental data.
- Literature review (20%, LO1-4)
- Journal club reports (15%, LO 1-4)
- Practical reports (20%, LO 3-5)
- Final exam (45%, 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
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- 6 units
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