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The Human Cell

BMD115

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Wednesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Wednesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Thursday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Thursday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 6, 11, 12: Friday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Prof Michael Philpott
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

In this module you will study the structure, functions and organisation of a generalised human cell based on microscopical techniques. You will study membrane structure and dynamics, mitochondria, Golgi, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, lysosomes and peroxisomes, the nuclear envelope, nuclear organisation, chromatin, nucleolus and the cell cycle. You will be introduced to endocytosis, exocytosis, cilial movement, the role of the cytoskeleton in cell shaping and motility, apotosis and cell differentiation from stem cells to examples of specialised cells. You will gain knowledge on how to use various microscopes and how to record visual information. You will use the Web to obtain and analyse ultrastructural images. The module work is designed to improve your planning, problem solving and organisational skills.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4

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