|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The subject builds on the basic cell biology concepts introduced in first year biology and develops students’ understanding of the processes that regulate the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Using examples from plant and animal cells, the subject will outline the cellular structures and molecular processes that are fundamental for regulating cell function in multicellular organisms. It will also explore the external signals (physical, molecular, electrochemical) that can lead to changes in cell behaviour, gene expression, protein synthesis or cell replication.
Intended learning outcomes
In completing this subject, students should:
- Develop a broad understanding of the structure of eukaryotic cells (plant and animal) and the compartments where various cellular activities occur.
- Identify the range of cellular activities that are especially relevant to multicellular organisation.
- Understand how external signals can lead to changes in gene expression and protein synthesis in cells.
- Understand how electrical properties of cells are harnessed for electrochemical signalling.
On completion of this subject, students should have:
- Developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
- The capacity to integrate knowledge from disparate sources.
- Developed collaborative learning skills in practical class groups.
- Developed skills in observation and interpretation.
Eligibility and requirements
The following two subjects are prerequisites:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BIOL10004||Biology of Cells and Organisms||
|BIOL10005||Genetics & The Evolution of Life||
The following subject is a non allowed subject:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BIOM20001||Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine||
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;
- 2 hour final examination (70%) in end of semester exam period.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Jenny Gunnersen Coordinator Charlotte Clark Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours two x 1 hour lecture per week, 8 x 3 hour computer-aided learning (CAL) modules. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
48 contact hours with an estimated total time commitment of 170 hours.
B Alberts, A Johnson, J Lewis, M Raff, K Roberts & P Walter, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, Garland Science.
- Subject notes
This subject is not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
This subject is available to students enrolled in the New Generation BSc, pre-2008 BSc, pre-2008 BASc, pre-2008 BBiomedSc.
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an Internet-enabled computer. During semester there will be limited access to computer laboratories.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.