Molecular and Cellular Biology (2018)
Molecular and Cellular Biology focuses on the broad subject areas of molecular biology and cellular biology.
Molecular and Cellular Biology is available as a major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech). Molecular and Cellular Biology may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Molecular and Cellular Biology as a single major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Molecular and Cellular Biology, including BIOEB101, BIOMO101, BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, and at least 45 points from BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMO306.
To complete Molecular and Cellular Biology as part of a double major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Molecular and Cellular Biology including BIOEB101, BIOMO101, BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, and at least 30 points from BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMO306.
To complete a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology, students must complete BIOMO101 and 45 points above 100 level from BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMO306, including at least 15 points at 200 level and 15 points at 300 level.
Prospective MSc candidates should discuss their 300 level papers with the Subject Convenor in order to ensure that a suitable number and combination of papers are taken.
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- Prescriptions for the PGCert(Molec&CellBio), PGDip(Molec&CellBio), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc (Res) and MSc(Tech)
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- 500 Level
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Molec&CellBio), PGDip(Molec&CellBio), BSc(Hons), MSc, MSc (Res) and MSc(Tech)
Students in masters degrees are normally required to take a thesis and a selection of papers. Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Graduate Convenor. Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Graduate Convenor.
To complete a BSc(Hons) in Molecular and Cellular Biology, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed for Molecular and Cellular Biology, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally BIOL591).
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology 18A (Hamilton) An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics. BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology 18B (Hamilton) An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical processes involved, and the role of DNA in cellular function, inheritance and evolution.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOMO201 Biochemistry 18A (Hamilton) The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental molecules of life). Students will be introduced to molecular techniques used to study these molecules and gain an appreciation of how they interact in living organisms in health and d... BIOMO202 Genetics 18B (Hamilton) This paper deals with genetics in the widest sense from the molecular and cellular to the applied and evolutionary. Both prokaryote and eukaryote genetics are discussed with respect to DNA replication, hereditary, gene expression and control, and the role of mutations at both the DNA and chromosomal levels. The paper provides a pat... BIOMO203 Microbiology 18A (Hamilton) This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation. This paper is required for the Molecular and Cellu... BIOMO204 Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease 18B (Hamilton) This paper integrates basic cell physiology with organ-based physiology and histology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the structure-function relationships in physiological processes. Intercellular communication, tissue/organ structure and systems physiology will be discussed in the context of health and di...
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOL503 Data Analysis and Experimental Design 18A (Hamilton) This paper will cover aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of biological data using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques. BIOL565 Molecular Ecology 18A (Hamilton) This paper is open to students interested in molecular ecology, systematics, and environmental molecular biology. Topics covered include conservation and evolutionary genetics, molecular ecology, and phylogenetics. BIOL574 Mammalian Physiology 18A (Hamilton) This paper examines selected topics in the physiology of humans and other mammals. Students will develop an understanding of physiological control systems and the integration of mammalian structure and function. BIOL575 Applied Topics in Physiology 18B (Hamilton) This paper examines selected topics in the applied physiology of mammals, especially reproduction and lactation, in association with researchers in industry. Students will develop an understanding of the application of physiological knowledge and principles to commercial and medical technologies. BIOL580 Human and Applied Microbiology 18B (Hamilton) This paper explores topics on human-microorganism associations and interactions from an ecological perspective and various applications of microbiological knowledge. BIOL581 Microbial Ecology 18A (Hamilton) This paper covers molecular microbial ecology, stable isotopes in microbial ecology, metagenomics, biogeography, and other current topics in microbial ecology. BIOL582 Biomolecular Structure and Function 18A (Hamilton) An in-depth examination of biomolecular structure and function using selected examples from the biochemistry literature. BIOL583 Molecular Biochemistry and Metabolism 18B (Hamilton) An in-depth examination of molecular biochemistry and metabolism using selected examples from the biochemistry literature. BIOL584 Molecular Genetics 18A (Hamilton) This paper explores how molecular biology and bioinformatic research contribute to our understanding of molecular genetics. Subjects covered include molecular technologies, comparative genomics and evolution, epigenetics, genetic diversity, genetic diseases, pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine. BIOL585 Human Genetics 18B (Hamilton) This paper explores the genetics of human evolution, adaptation and disease. The topics will extend from classical population genetics into contemporary areas of molecular biology and bioinformatics. Particular attention will be paid to key genetic changes that occurred during hominid evolution, polymorphic variations and disease s... BIOL588 Special Topic 18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton) Guided individual study on an aspect of biological sciences. BIOL590 Directed Study 18D (Hamilton) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. BIOL591 Dissertation 18C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. BIOL592 Dissertation 18C (Hamilton) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. BIOL593 Biological Sciences Thesis 18C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. BIOL594 Biological Sciences Thesis 18C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. BIOL595 Biological Sciences Thesis 18C (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. SCIE501 Research Methods in the Sciences 18B (Hamilton) This paper will enable students to develop the necessary communication skills and familiarity with research methods and practice to allow them to progress to the thesis component of a masters degree in the sciences, or to extend communication and research skills in those not taking a full research degree.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am