Postgraduate Course: Information Processing in Biological Cells (PGBI11051)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||All biological cells process information. They integrate signals from their environment, respond and adapt to internal changes and store information in a variety of means from transients to persistent. In this course we will look at the various strategies used by cells to process and store information.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Examination 70
Assessed Assignments 30: two pieces of in-course assessment will be set comprising a mixture of problem, discussion and short answer questions designed to assess and reinforce the lecture material.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Information Processing in Biological Cells||3:00|
| 1 - Be able to describe a range of examples of information processing in biological cells.
2 - Compare and contrast biological methods for storing information across different time scales.
3 - Discuss the computational limits of the simplest biological organisms
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Goryachev
Tel: (0131 6)50 7807
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Currie
Tel: (0131 6)50 5988
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