|Short Description:||Cell & Molecular Biology 2|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010901 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
This course is for students who have completed a basic course in cell and molecular biology. Drawing on this knowledge base, the course addresses the nature of gene organisation in prokaryotic eukaryotic and viral systems. Potential applications of recombinant DNA technology, conventional molecular laboratory procedures and bioinformatics in biotechnology, agriculture and medicine are also discussed. This course also examines advanced aspects of cell structure, transport and membrane function. Signalling processes that regulate cell function both in healthy and diseased states are also investigated, together with the regulation of the cell cycle, programmed cell death and tumorigenesis. Students will gain experience in the development and application of conventional, in silico and recombinant molecular technologies for organizing, analysing and interpreting complex cellular function and signalling data.
This course contains a highly recommended residential school for both external and on-campus students (non-attendance will mean the student misses both an element for assessment preparation and an element of assessment).