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 2022/23, 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)
||Open-book, online exam in December
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand the principles of microscopy and several other cell biology approaches to manipulate and follow functions of proteins in cells.
- develop a biological understanding of fundamental cell biology processes involving the nucleus and its regulation (centromeres, telomeres, epigenetics and the nuclear envelope) and the three major cytoskeletal systems (microtubules, actin, and intermediate filaments).
- have a clear biological understanding of both interphase differentiated cells and mitotic cells, in both healthy systems and disease.
- use this understanding to design experiments, at least at a general level, to investigate a wide range of cell biology questions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Eric Schirmer
Tel: (0131 6)50 7090
|Course secretary||Miss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051