BMS2002 : Cell Biology and Disease
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Damian Parry
- Lecturer: Dr Christopher Eggett, Dr Andrew Knight, Dr Nick Morris, Dr Mark Levasseur
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
Through this module the student will gain greater understanding of aspects of Cell Biology focusing on post-translational events and how cellular events lead to normal tissue function or disease development. Lectures, small groups and practical work will be used to develop a greater understanding of how the mechanisms within individual cells and between cells impact on tissues and therefore the organism. The module will employ a case study approach looking at the impact of mechanistic dysfunction on various conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Outline Of Syllabus
The students will study the following cellular processes:
• Proteins: post-translational processing and trafficking,
• Membrane transport and ion channels,
• Extracellular matrix,
• Cell Signalling,
• Cell cycle.
Disease case studies will be used to illustrate the effect of dysfunction in each of these processes.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||4:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Students will present posters in powerpoint form to the group, supported by peer assessment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:00||5:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||166:00||166:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to provide new detailed information and illustrate the significance of normal and abnormal mechanisms using examples of common diseases (LO K1-3).
A case study approach will be used in seminars to enable students to discuss and gain a deeper understanding of the lecture material (LO K4, S2).
A laboratory-based practical will enhance the students competence in the laboratory and generate a suitable set of data that can be used for assessment purposes (LO S3)
Before and following the practical, two of the seminars will be used to introduce the students to academic posters and then form peer support groups to discuss poster design and their construction to help prepare the student for the assessment.
Students will be expected to use independent study time to read around the subject to gain a greater understanding of the topic (LO S1).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||70||MCQ 50% (15-30 questions). Essay 50% - 1 question from a choice of 2|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||15||The students will construct an academic poster based on the practical they carry out in the module, equivalent word count <1000|
|Essay||1||M||15||Timed Essay 45 minutes|
|Computer assessment||1||M||The students will carry out a formative online activity to assess their understanding of the flow cytometry practical|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
There will be three assessments - a practical report, a timed essay and an exam.
The exam will have 70% weighting which will assess the students' knowledge and understanding. It will be made up of an MCQ and an essay question (one essay from a choice of two).
For the practical report (15%) the students will construct an academic poster to present the methodologies, findings and data analysis of the practical carried out
The timed essay (15%) will be set to assess whether the students have made the link between the chosen case study and the theory, particularly addressing intended knowledge outcomes 3 and 4.