|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Poster Poster and recorded presentation 5 Minutes||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Exam||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Poster Poster and recorded presentation 5 Minutes||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Supplementary Exam||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Give a detailed description of cell structure, identifying the functions of each part.
Identify and describe biological molecules, relating their structure to their function.
Perform calculations relevant to methods used for working with cells
This module will provide an overview of the structure and function of cells. Prokaryotic cells and a diverse range of eukaryotic cells are discussed. The biomolecules and organelles that are important in the structure and function of cells are described in detail. Practical and quantitative skills are developed in the context of methods for studying cell biology.
The module includes a discussion of the structure of cells, highlighting the role of membranes as the organising principle. Different types of cells and the relationship between structures and functions are explored. There will be discussion of the classes of biological molecules that make up all life forms: nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. The key enzymes and pathways of metabolism are introduced. Cell signalling and cell division are discussed in the context of tissue and organ formation. The theoretical concepts are reinforced through practical work.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Adaptability and resilience||Handling deadlines|
|Co-ordinating with others||Students will be required to work together in the laboratory practical and workshops|
|Creative Problem Solving||Laboratory work and calculations develop this skill|
|Critical and analytical thinking||Research for assignments - evaluation and selection of sources|
|Digital capability||Skills are developed in using software for the assessments|
|Professional communication||Intended audience should be carefully considered for the assignment|
|Real world sense||Assessment develops skills in communicating effectively, managing time, taking decisions, adapting, planning and organising, independence, recognising bias and misinformation.|
|Reflection||Feedback should be used to improve future work|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students are encouraged and assisted to relate the content of the module to their chosen degree scheme|
This module is at CQFW Level 4