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Cell biology 1 (6 points)


Leader: Dr Jun-Ping Liu

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to dynamic processes of cell biology with emphasis on relationship between molecular structure, organisation of cellular organelles and dynamic processes such as endocytosis, membrane trafficking, cell movement, cell adhesion and mitosis. Role of cytoskeleton in and downstream effects of signalling in cellular processes. Characteristics of plant and animal cells. Light, fluorescent microscope techniques. Characteristics of different cell types and associated specific functions. Cellular organisation in relation to generation and maintenance of polarised cell surfaces. Diseases associated with defects in cellular processes.

Assessment: Written examination: 50% + Assignment: 15% + Multi-choice examinations: 15% + Laboratory work: 20%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical class per week

Prerequisites: BIO1011 and BIO1022, or BMS1021 and BMS1062

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