|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||18 x 1hour lectures|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals (duplicated)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 Hours Practical examination Practical exam held in the department (20%); peer assessment of practical activity (10%)||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Two hour examination (MCQ and essays)||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1 Hours Practical exam||30%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Written paper||70%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- describe the integrated structure and function of the generalized eukaryotic cell
- describe the energy-utilizing machinery of the cell and discuss its role as an efficient recycling factory with organized and regulated inputs and outputs
- identify the structures of cell organelles and their chemical constitution
- discuss the functions of the various cell organelles, their intercommunication and their contribution to the overall functioning of the cell
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.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||The practical classes will provide opportunity to develop numerical 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.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Practical classes will provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Subject specific concepts relating to cell biology will be developed.|
|Team work||Practicals will require some degree of teamwork. Students will also engage in peer assessment of data interpretation.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Campbell, N. and Reece, J. (2005) Biology 7th Benjamin Cummings Publishers Primo search Reference Text
Alberts, B., Johnson, B., Lewis, A.J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter, P. (2002) Molecular biology of the cell. Garland Science Pupl., New York Primo search Becker, NH, Kleinsmith, LJ, Hordin, J. (2006) The World of the Cell Benjamin Cummings Publishers Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4