Biology of Cells
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, School of Health Sciences|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
|Subject Enquiries:||Health Sciences & Medicine|
Telephone: +61 7 5595 4400
|Study Abroad availability:||Available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||May 2010 [ Standard ]|
Initially students will learn about the structure and function of the cell. Students will be learning about the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Students will also explore and learn about the role of cellular organelles, compartmentation and membrane function in cellular function. In addition, students will be introduced to the role of major macromolecules within cells, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids). This subject will introduce students to the role of cell communication, cell division, the extracellular matrix and the arrangement of cells in organ systems and cellular differentiation. It is expected this unit will provide the necessary foundational knowledge for further subjects in the area of cellular and molecular biology and physiology.
No prior knowledge is required
At the end of the subject, the student should be able to describe the structure and explain the function of cell organelles and membrane function of both prokaryote and eukaryote cells; describe the different types of cellular communication and explain their importance in terms of cellular metabolism; provide a comprehensive overview of the role of cellular metabolism and cellular organelles involved; develop a high level of communication skills, both written and orally; be able to search current scientific literature and present information concisely and accurately to peers; explain the different roles and functions of cellular organelles and macromolecules explain and describe cellular communication and the cellular development process; develop laboratory and analytical skills in the area of cell biology and competently be able to work in a group, and share information in tutorials.