|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To inform students of major genetic and environmental factors that influence cell survival, proliferation, and damage; to describe and explain underlying cell biological processes; to enhance students’ ability to understand and evaluate evidence underlying descriptions of cellular processes.
Introduction: normal and abnormal growth and development.
How cells respond to stress; osmotic stress as example.
Growth factors, signal transduction and cell cycle control.
Cellular basis of biological rhythms.
Workshop and in-class test: data interpretation exercise.
Students should have increased their appreciation of the processes and principles determining cell proliferation, differentiation, and survival through knowledge and understanding of selected specific examples of responses to stress and of how growth is co-ordinated. They should be able to interpret and evaluate published data, from a variety of methodologies, underlying descriptions of cellular processes.
Students should have improved their ability to interpret data presented in scientific literature.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||24:30||24:30||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||13||0:30||6:30||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||In-class data interpretation test|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||13||2:00||26:00||Study of recommended references|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||10:00||10:00||Preparation for data interpretation test|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||Group workshop on data interpretation|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||2:00||2:00||Preparation for workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||13||1:00||13:00||Lecture follow-up|
The lectures explain key concepts and outline illustrative examples. The final lecture is a review session. The workshop provides a forum for groups of students to share their interpretations of published data relating to important topics in the module. The in-class test provides an opportunity for students to practise interpretation of structured data. Private study is necessary for students to absorb information presented in lectures, to deepen their knowledge and understanding through reading supporting references, and to prepare for the data interpretation test.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||20||Data interpretation test|
The exam assesses students’ skill in logical thought and analysis of scientific data and knowledge, understanding, and ability to integrate subject material learned from lectures and additional reading. The data interpretation test helps students develop their ability to scrutinise and understand data presented in a structured form.
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