|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject develops a student’s knowledge of cell and developmental biology, introduced in second year subjects. The subject is arranged for students to gain an understanding of the approaches used to study cell biology and developmental biology and an appreciation of the major concepts involved in the development of a range of organisms – including microbes, invertebrates, vertebrates and plants. A particular focus is the range of approaches (genetic, cellular, anatomical and physiological) that are used to investigate biological systems and address current biological and biomedical problems, including human development, health and disease. This multi-disciplinary subject is co-taught by staff in the departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Botany, Genetics, and Zoology. A feature of this course is the application of this knowledge in pure and applied research and thus will provide a platform for students in many Life Science majors, including Biotechnology and Cell & Developmental Biology majors.
Intended learning outcomes
In completing this subject, students should:
- Gain knowledge and understanding of current concepts in cell and developmental biology.
- Familiarity with the genetic, molecular and cellular techniques used to investigate developmental and cell biology processes in various organisms.
- Gain an appreciation of how research in cell and developmental biology impacts on society.
In completing this subject, students should have:
- Ability to interpret scientific literature.
- Capacity to integrate knowledge across several disciplines.
- Appreciated the usefulness of basic research for understanding and solving current biological problems.
- Ability to critically analyse scientific data.
Eligibility and requirements
Any ONE of the following 200 level subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|CEDB20003||Fundamentals of Cell Biology||
|GENE20001||Principles of Genetics||
|BCMB20002||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||
|ZOOL20006||Comparative Animal Physiology||
|GENE20002||Genes and Genomes||
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BIOM20001||Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine||
- Consult coordinator
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Three 40 minute multiple choice tests (10% each) in early, mid and late semester;
- One written report (1200 words; 10%) due towards the end of semester;
- Final 2 hour written examination (60%) in end of semester exam period.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Dagmar Wilhelm Coordinator Mary Familari Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 x one hour lectures per week (total contact hours: 36) Teaching period 27 February 2017 to 28 May 2017 Last self-enrol date 10 March 2017 Census date 31 March 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 5 May 2017 Assessment period ends 23 June 2017
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
- B Alberts, A Johnson, J Lewis, M Raff, K Roberts & P Walter,
Molecular Biology of the Cell, Latest edition, Garland Science.
- Wolpert L.
Principles of Development, Latest edition, Oxford University Press.
- Subject notes
This subject is available to students enrolled in the New Generation B.Sc, B.Biomedicine; pre-2008 BSc, BASc, BBioMed Sc.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Biotechnology Informal specialisation Reproduction and Development Informal specialisation Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Informal specialisation Molecular Biotechnology Informal specialisation Animal Cell Biology Informal specialisation Molecular Biotechnology Informal specialisation Genetics Informal specialisation Plant Cell Biology and Development Informal specialisation Plant Cell Biology and Development Major Genetics Major Genetics Informal specialisation Animal Cell Biology Major Immunology Informal specialisation Reproduction and Development Major Immunology Informal specialisation Selective subjects for B-BMED Major Genetics Major Genetics Breadth track Cell and Developmental Biology
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.