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Module

BIO3032 : Cellular Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ethan Hack
  • Lecturer: Dr Timothy Boswell, Professor Frank Sargent
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To inform students about key cellular processes that influence cells’ ability to function and to co-ordinate their functions with other cells,under normal and stressful conditions; to identify genetic, physiological and environmental factors that influence these processes; to enhance students’ ability to understand and evaluate evidence underlying descriptions of cellular processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Introduction: normal and abnormal growth and development.
• How cells respond to stress.
• Growth factors, signal transduction and cell cycle control.
• Cellular basis of biological rhythms.
• Membrane transport and responses to stress in bacteria.
• Workshop and formative in-class test: data interpretation exercise.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable