Course code BIO100

BIO100 Cell Biology

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Course responsible: Paivi Liisa Hannele Rinne
Teachers: Hilde-Gunn Opsahl Hoen-Sorteberg, Yeon Kyeong Lee
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: 2003H
Course contents:

The lectures cover the following topics: 1. A general overview of the basic chemical/physical principles regarding cell biology. 2. A general survey of the structure, function and organisation of a eukaryote cell and its cell organelles. 3. The structural (chemical) composition of the cell membrane and their basic tasks, functions and mechanisms in the cell related to a) transport (across membranes and between the various membrane systems in the cell, b) energy transformation (in mitochondria and chloroplasts) and c) signal transmission/communication in and between cells (electric signals in nerves, signal molecules and receptors). 4. The flow of information, a) in cells (from DNA to protein synthesis), b) in cell cycles. 5. The composition and functions of the cytoskeleton and mechanisms connected with its tasks in cell organisation, transport and movement and cell division.

Learning outcome:

The course is to give information, understanding and insight that makes the student capable of mastering and explaining central, basic terms and ideas used in modern cell biology. The student is to be able to: 1. Give a general survey of the structure, function and organisation of a eukaryote cell and its cell organelles. 2. Describe the structural (chemical) composition of the cell membrane and on the basis of this be able to describe and explain basic tasks, functions and mechanisms in the cell related to a) transport (across membranes and between the various membrane systems in the cell b) energy transformation (in mitochondria and chloroplasts) and c) signal transmission/communication in and between cells (electric signals in nerves, signal molecules and receptors). 3) Describe and explain the flow of information a) in cells (from DNA to protein synthesis) b) in cell cycles 4) Describe the composition and functions of the cytoskeleton and mechanisms connected with its tasks in cell organisation, transport and movement and cell division.

Learning activities:

Lectures and exercises.



Teaching support:

Supervision in connection with lectures. Support in connection with problem solving (web-based feedback). Office hours when lecturer my be consulted, either in the office or over Fronter.



Syllabus:

Life: The Science of Biology (Volume 1, The cell and heredity, 10th edition, 2013)



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

The students must pass two sets of exercises to take the exam. Assignments covering various subjects discussed in the lectures will be posted on the course website. Additional classes will be scheduled for exercise reviews.



Assessment:

Written examination with multiple choice (3 hours)counts 100%.

Nominal workload:

Lecture: 35 hrs. Problem solving and repetition: 25 hrs. Own activities: 90 hrs.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Type of course:

Lectures: ca. 35 hours (2-3 hrs/week). The lectures will be coordinated with BIO130 (Microbiology) during some of the lecturing periods. Exercises (compulsory and other, accessed from Fronter). Work on exercises with solution suggestions. There will be a review of course material and a discussion of the syllabus at the end of the course.

Note:
The course could be revised.
Examiner:

The examiner will be involved in the planning, revision and approval of the exam questions of the course.

Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått