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After successful completion of this module, the student will be able to
• List the basic components of the cell and how they contribute to function
• Explain vital cellular functions such as self-replication, migration, differentiation, endo-and exocytosis, and cell death.
• Discuss the intracellular processes that control these functions, including the control of gene-regulation, cell-signalling and metabolism.
• Distinguish different feedback loops and qualitatively predict their possible dynamic behaviours
• Give examples of how disruptions of these normal functions can cause disease.
• Appraise biological experiments
• Interpret various types of biological data, including molecular (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) data, biochemical data and basic cell biological measurements.
• Infer knowledge from biomedical literature.
• Introduction to the cell and its role in human anatomy, physiology, and pathology
• Molecular genetic mechanisms
• Cellular functions and their control
• Mathematical descriptions of basic mechanisms
• Experimental techniques to probe cellular functions and overview of biological data
• Disruption of normal function and disease mechanisms
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Individual assignments; Essay.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Continuous Assessment||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Not yet recorded.
|Professor Walter Kolch||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|