Course code BIO301

BIO301 Advanced Cell Biology

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Course responsible: Harald Carlsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course has teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The course will provide a detailed overview of the essential properties of eukaryotic cells. Examples of malfunctions in cells that can cause disease will be given.

The following topics are covered:

  • What creates the cell`s integrity, shape and subcellular compartments
  • Intracellular transport
  • Gene regulation and the sequential path from gene to functional protein
  • Intracellular signalling cell communication
  • The cell`s life cycle 
Learning outcome:
The students will get a fundamental understanding of elements determining a cells unique function and role. This understanding will contribute to the student`s ability to comprehend scientific literature and formulate relevant hypotheses in cell biology. The course will give a solid platform for further studies and work in biological disciplines including veterinary medicine, domestic animal science, aquaculture, food industry, biomedicine and nutrition. 
Learning activities:
Lectures and study groups
Teaching support:
Canvas. Supervised study groups
Selected chapters in Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6. utgave, B. Alberts et al. Garland Science, 2015.
Cell biology corresponding to BIO100. Biochemistry corresponding to KJB200. Molecular Biology corresponding to BIO210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Written exam, 3 hrs, counts 100 %.
Nominal workload:
Lectures 32 hrs. Colloquia 32 hrs. Preparations and self study 236 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures 2 hrs per week. Study groups 2 hrs per week.
Internal and external examiner in collaboration.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått