Cell Biology - LABS4010

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Medway
Year 4 15 (7.5) Lyne Josse checkmark-circle

Overview

A synopsis of the curriculum

• Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells: a visual comparison.
• Biological macromolecules
• Cellular organelles: structure and function
• Cellular organelles that transfer energy
• Intercellular contacts and communication
• Cells to systems
• Cell division cycle
• Cytoskeleton
• Biotechnology and cell culture - Discussing the different applications of biotechnology

Details

Contact hours

Blended Distance learning:
Contact Hours: 120
Private Study Hours: 30
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Portfolio, two coursework assignments and exam
Weighting:
2 Essay assignments 40% (20% each)
Portfolio 30% - composed of 5 individual assignments where topics are applied to the workplace
Exam 30% - composed of MCQs
The pass mark for each individual assessment is 40%. All assessments must be passed in order to pass the module

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

B. Alberts, et al, Essential Cell Biology (4th. ed.) Garland, New York, 2014.

B. Alberts, et al, Molecular Biology of the Cell (latest edition) Garland, New York, 2008.

S.Bolsover, et al, Cell Biology: A Short Course (latest edition) Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2011.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Describe the underlying principles associated with Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cell classes. Focusing on structural similarities and differences.
Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles associated with cellular organelles and their role within cells.
Describe the underlying principles associated with cellular transport and communication mechanisms.
Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles associated with processes involved in cell division and specialisation of cells into specific tissues.
Discuss the use of cell culture in the Biotechnology industry.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate the development of practical/technical skills
Analyse, evaluate and correctly interpret data
Communicate and present data effectively
Obtain and use information from a variety of sources as part of self-directed learning.
Manage their time and use their organisation skills within the context of self-directed learning.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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