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 the papers listed below, 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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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB101Concepts of Biology18A (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.
    BIOMO101Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology18B (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.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOMO201Biochemistry18A (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...
    BIOMO202Genetics18B (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...
    BIOMO203Microbiology18A (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...
    BIOMO204Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease18B (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...
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOMO301Advanced BiochemistryThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOMO302Advanced GeneticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOMO303MicrobiomesThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOMO304Applied Animal PhysiologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOMO305Molecular Biology and BiotechniquesThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOMO306Molecular Biology and HealthThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
  • 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
    BIOL503Data Analysis and Experimental Design18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will cover aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of biological data using univariate and multivariate statistical techniques.
    BIOL565Molecular Ecology18A (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.
    BIOL574Mammalian Physiology18A (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.
    BIOL575Applied Topics in Physiology18B (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.
    BIOL580Human and Applied Microbiology18B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores topics on human-microorganism associations and interactions from an ecological perspective and various applications of microbiological knowledge.
    BIOL581Microbial Ecology18A (Hamilton)
    This paper covers molecular microbial ecology, stable isotopes in microbial ecology, metagenomics, biogeography, and other current topics in microbial ecology.
    BIOL582Biomolecular Structure and Function18A (Hamilton)
    An in-depth examination of biomolecular structure and function using selected examples from the biochemistry literature.
    BIOL583Molecular Biochemistry and Metabolism18B (Hamilton)
    An in-depth examination of molecular biochemistry and metabolism using selected examples from the biochemistry literature.
    BIOL584Molecular Genetics18A (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.
    BIOL585Human Genetics18B (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...
    BIOL588Special Topic18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    Guided individual study on an aspect of biological sciences.
    BIOL590Directed Study18D (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    BIOL591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    BIOL592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    BIOL593Biological Sciences Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    BIOL594Biological Sciences Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    BIOL595Biological Sciences Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    SCIE501Research Methods in the Sciences18B (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 : 16 February 2018 9:23am

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