|Module Title||BIOLOGY OF THE CELL|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Aileen R Smith|
|Other staff||Dr Paul Kenton, Dr Iolo Ap Gwynn, Dr Mustak A Kaderbhai|
|Pre-Requisite||Normally A or AS level Biology|
|Co-Requisite||BS12910 - Biochemistry of Life|
|Course delivery||Lecture||18 x 1hour lectures|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals (duplicated)|
Evolution of the cell, emphasizing the increasing compartmentalization.
Assimilation of chloroplasts and mitochondria as energy converters.
Generalized cell construction and the structure and function of organelles.
Generalized membrane structure and the plant cell wall synthesis, construction and function.
Transport of ions and small molecules across the plasma membrane.
Cellular import and export of macromolecules.
Cell junctions and communication between cells.
Structure of the cytoskeletal constituents in relation to cellular motility and intracellular transport.
Nuclear structure and function in terms of replication of DNA and RNA synthesis.
Ribosome assembly and function in translation.
The Golgi apparatus and its role in protein targeting.
Lysosome structure and function in relation to recycling.
Social behaviour of cells and multicellularity.
|Problem solving||Practical classes will provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills.|
|Communication||Attendance at lectures, presentation of practical work and written examinations will provide opportunities to develop written and listening skills.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Attendance at lectures and practicals, working to deadlines for practicals and preparation for examinations will require the development of self management strategies and personal action plans.|
|Team work||Practicals will require some degree of teamwork. Students will also engage in peer assessment of data interpretation.|
|Application of Number||The practical classes will provide opportunity to develop numerical skills.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Subject specific concepts relating to cell biology will be developed.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4