School Of Science And Health

Cell BiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300816.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic understanding of biology and chemistry

Equivalent Units
300543 - Cell Biology, 300793 - Biology B - Cellular Processes, 300221 - Biology 1, 700125 - Cell Biology (WSTC)

About this Unit
Cells are the most basic form of all life, and underlying normal cell function are the molecules used to build complex cellular structures, generate energy, and propagate dynamic life. The unit will study the fundamental processes through which key biomolecules, including lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids and nucleic acids are manipulated to generate and store energy, and build a broad array of important biological macromolecules including DNA, membranes and proteins. To sustain life, cells respire for energy and replicate for growth and sexual reproduction. Accordingly the unit will examine cellular respiration, transcription, translation, mitosis, meiosis, transmission and how genes are inherited and modified providing insight into the phenomena of life. The role of DNA technologies in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and environmental science will provide students with real world applications.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Safety glasses, laboratory coat and laboratory book.

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