Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Cell Biology
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



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%

Learning Outcomes

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

Brief description

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.

Module Skills

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