Module Identifier BS00310  
Module Title CELL BIOLOGY  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr David J Hopper  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Paul Kenton  
Course delivery Lecture   10 x 1h lectures  
  Practical   3 x 3h practical classes  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours theory paper  60%
Semester Assessment Practical Work  40%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours theory paper  60%
Supplementary Assessment resubmission of failed or missiong work  40%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module, students should be able to:


The module aims to introduce students to aspects of biology at the cellular level to prepare them for the cell biology modules they will meet in biological sciences at level 1.


The module will deal with the structure of the various types of cell found throughout nature and with the structure and function of cell organelles. It will also deal with aspects of cell division.
Theoretical work on cell structure will be backed up by use of the light microscope to observe various cells. A comparison of different microscopic techniques for observing cells will involve a visit to the Electron Microscope Unit in IBS. The structure and function of the cell wall, plasma membrane, nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi body, lysosome, mitochondrion secretory vacuole, food vacuole, chloroplast, centriole, cilium and flagellum will be discussed. Levels of organization of cells into tissues and tissues into organs will be covered. Homeostasis of the cell including water regulation, ionic balance and the importance of surface/volume will be described.


This module is at CQFW Level 3