Unit

School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Cell BiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300543.1

Discipline: BIOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: NP

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Gabriel Perrone


Assumed Knowledge
Basic Chemistry and Biology


Equivalent Units
14430 - Foundation Biology, 300221 - Biology 1, BI101A - Biological Sciences 1.1(X), J1760 - Fundamentals of Cell Biology

Incompatible Units
300361 - Introduction to Human Biology, BI904 - Biology for Psychologists, BI905 - Genetics and Bioscience for Psychologists, BI005A - Biology 1.1D, BI106A - Biological Sciences 1.2, BI107A Biological Sciences 1.1(X)

Teaching Periods
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About this Unit
In 2012 this unit will be replaced by 300816 - Cell Biololgy. Students studying at Hawkesbury or Parramatta campus should refer to 300221 - Biology 1. Cells are the foundations of life, and an understanding of cell structure and function is required for anyone working in the medical science field. Most diseases result from or lead to malfunctioning of some aspect of cellular processes such as transport across membranes or cell replication. Underlying normal cell function, however, are the molecules of which cells are composed. Consequently, the unit will introduce lipids, carbohydrates, amino and nucleic acids, then study the processes by which these molecules are manipulated to build and recycle organelles, store and transport energy and transmit genetic information in both the prokaryote and eukaryote domains. Accordingly, the unit will include cell replication, sex cell formation, Mendelian genetics as well as cellular respiration and DNA replication, transcription and translation. The role of DNA technology in biomolecular science will be an important component of the unit and will unify the several topics listed above.


Courses
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Specialisations

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