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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biological Sciences : Cell Biology (Biological Sciences)

Undergraduate Course: Cell Biology: from fundamental mechanism to human disease (CEBI10001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryBasic light microscopy
Advanced microscopy
Mass spectrometry
Microtubule/MTOCs/cilia/flagella
Intermediate filaments/lamins
Chromatin structure, subnuclear domains and gene expression
Centromeres
Telomeres
Cell growth and cell cycle regulation
Cell division and aneuploidy
Meiosis
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 18, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Synoptic Test and December Exam - both closed-book, no notes, no internet or phones allowed, using the ExamOnline format
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand the principles of microscopy and several other cell biology approaches to manipulate and follow functions of proteins in cells.
  2. 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).
  3. have a clear biological understanding of both interphase differentiated cells and mitotic cells, in both healthy systems and disease.
  4. use this understanding to design experiments, at least at a general level, to investigate a wide range of cell biology questions.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCEBICeBiFMHD
Contacts
Course organiserProf Eric Schirmer
Tel: (0131 6)50 7090
Email: E.Schirmer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051
Email: Donna.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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