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On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the basic structure and function of the human cell and display an understanding of the fundamental components of a mammalian cell.
Describe the basic structure and functions of nucleic acid and demonstrate how alterations in DNA sequence cause disease.
Demonstrate an understanding of protein structure and post-translational modifications.
Discuss the intra- and extra-cellular signalling mechanisms of a cell and understand the implication of cell signalling in disease.
Explain cell division, cell cycle and cell death and it's involvement in disease.
Review the fundamentals of cellular immunology.
Mammalian cell organelles
DNA and RNA structure, DNA replication, transcription and translation
Protein structure and function
Cell communication and cell signalling
Cell division, cell cycle, cell death
Innate and adaptive immunity
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Please note all students in the BSc Science program (year 2 and above) should contact the Module Co-ordinator before registering for this module
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Submitted online group assessment||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: MCQ and SAQ||1 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
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