Undergraduate Course: Cell Biology: from fundamental mechanism to human disease (CEBI10001)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Basic light microscopy
Chromatin structure, subnuclear domains and gene expression
Cell growth and cell cycle regulation
Cell division and aneuploidy
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exam - Semester 1
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| Students will gain an appreciation of the rich history of cell biological research.
Cell biology is a very dynamic subject, and students will gain an appreciation of the broad range of relevant 'state of the art' techniques, along with a clear idea of how they are used.
The course will also point out the wide range of model organisms employed in modern cell biology. It will be pointed out that different systems have distinct advantages, and that the choice of system employed will depend on the question(s) being asked.
The roles of complex protein assemblies (machines) will become apparent, along with an appreciation of how they are regulated and integrated at different levels within biological systems.
Through 'research-based' sessions we aim to communicate some of the excitement and pace of advances being made in cell biology today
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Eric Schirmer
Tel: (0131 6)50 7090
|Course secretary||Miss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051