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Module Code: BIO103
Module Title: Cell Structure and Function
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Biological Sciences
Pre-requisites: N/A
A good understanding of cell biology provides an essential underpinning for many areas of biological study and also integrates important aspects of physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and genetics. The module introduces students to a range of core concepts relating to the structure and function of eukaryotes and prokaryotes. It addresses both the important components of the cell and their role in the context of diverse biological phenomena, including growth, division, signaling and multicellular development.
Learning outcomes 
A.understand features of prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

B. master the major cell components (including their morphology and composition), how some of these components interact to deliver the observable behaviour of the cell.

C. gain insights into the manner in which cells interact.

D. be familiar with key exemplars of these different components and processes.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and tutorials
Lecture 1&2

Cell compartments in eukaryotes

Lecture 3 & 4

Plasma membrane & cytoskeleton

Lecture 5&6

Endomembrane system


Membrane transport & fusion

Lecture 7&8

Mitochondria, Ribosome and Nucleus

Lecture 9&10

Cell-cell communication

Lecture 11&12

Mitosis& Meiosis

Lecture 13&14

Cell cycle control

Lecture 15&16

Bacterial structure and physiology


Revision and self-assessment

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 16    2      57  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Exam 70.00
2 Cw 30.00

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