SHUA11002U  Course in Advanced Cell Biology

Volume 2013/2014
Education
MSc in Human Biology - compulsory
Content

To give the student detailed knowledge of cell biology and insight into the methods used for analysing cell structures and biological processes. Students also gain basic knowledge of the cells of the nervous system, their growth and differentiation, which is fundamental to understanding diseases of the brain and the nervous system.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Account for the organelles of the cell, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane (including transport across the membrane and endocytosis), cell adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix.
  • Account for the regulation of signal transduction, proliferation, cell death and the fundamental elements of cancer.
  • Account for the structure and function of neurones and other brain cells, the structure and function of the synapsis, synaptic transmission, action potentials, and demonstrate knowledge of various neurotransmitters.
  • Prepare a written, theoretical project on a cell/molecular biology subject and present such project orally.
Project work, lectures, laboratory exercises, literature reviews
The courses "Molecular Biology and Genetics", Advanced Cell Biology" and Bioinformatics and Systems Biology" have to be passed before registration for the exam "Exam in Molecular Biology and Genetics and Advanced Cell Biology".

The student's total workload is stated in "Exam in Molecular Biology and Genetics and Advanced Cell Biology".
Credit
0 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Written assignment
Participation in article reviews, laboratory exercises and subsequent exercise assessment, and submission of a written project on a subject of the student’s choice by the given deadline. The project must be written in English. The body of the assignment must not exceed 4000 words (excluding the cover page, list of contents, list of abbreviations, captions, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a reference list of no more than 50 references). The project must be presented in 12 point type with a spacing of 1½ lines and shall comprise a minimum of 12 figures, tables, or both. The body must consist of an introduction, a description of objectives, a results section and a discussion.

A course certificate is issued on the basis of approved participation in classes, to include approved participation in the practical exercise course unit, approved participation in oral presentations in connection with the literature reviews, and submission of the written project by the given deadline.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner
Criteria for exam assesment

To attain course attestation, the student shall be able to:

  • Account for the organelles of the cell, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane (including transport across the membrane and endocytosis), cell adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix.
  • Account for the regulation of signal transduction, proliferation, cell death and the fundamental elements of cancer.
  • Account for the structure and function of neurones and other brain cells, the structure and function of the synapsis, synaptic transmission, action potentials, and demonstrate knowledge of various neurotransmitters.
  • Prepare a written, theoretical project on a cell/molecular biology subject and present such project orally.
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