6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
. Alternatively, for students who have completed MOL2011, please consult with the Unit Co-ordinator.
MOL2022. Please consult with the Unit Co-ordinator for exceptions.
In this unit students will study the cell as a dynamic unit capable of responding to environmental, cellular and molecular cues that can result in a range of outcomes such as: motility; movement or rearrangement of internal structures; alterations in the production, processing or disposal of oligonucleotides, proteins and organelles; repair of damaged components; assembly and disassembly of molecular machinery or communication pathways; switching genetic pathways on or off; and changes in cell proliferation, lifespan, function, or interactions with other cells.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Explain the mechanisms that enable cells to move in response to external stimuli.
- Discuss the way in which DNA is replicated within the cell, the mechanisms for maintaining DNA integrity and the implications of acquiring errors in the DNA sequence.
- Outline the mechanisms that drive gene expression and the way in which gene expression is regulated.
- Illustrate how our understanding of cellular and molecular processes is enhanced through the use of animal models, microscopy and laboratory techniques.
- Demonstrate skills in laboratory techniques relevant to cell and molecular biology, and the ability to analyse experimental data by integrating concepts and knowledge.
- Demonstrate an ability to research original published scientific literature and effectively communicate the findings either orally or in writing.
- Work effectively as a member of a team.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Mid-semester test: 10%
Examination (3 hours): 50% (Hurdle)
Evaluation of workshop/practical activities: 30% (Hurdle)
Online quizzes: 10%
This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy-2017.html) of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.
Two hours of lectures and up to four hours workshop/practical activities per week
See also Unit timetable information