Module Catalogues

Cell Structure and Function

Module Title Cell Structure and Function
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

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