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:
100
Teaching exam periods:
The course has teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2009H
Preferential right:
M-MAT
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
Syllabus:
Selected chapters in Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6. utgave, B. Alberts et al. Garland Science, 2015.
Prerequisites:
Cell biology corresponding to BIO100. Biochemistry corresponding to KJB200. Molecular Biology corresponding to BIO210.
Recommended prerequisites:
Assessment:
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.
Examiner:
Internal and external examiner in collaboration.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått