Fundamentals of Cell Biology

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Cell Biology

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms

    BIOL10005 Genetics & The Evolution of Life

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The subject builds on the basic cell biology concepts introduced in first year biology and develops students? understanding of the processes that regulate the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Using examples from plant and animal cells, the subject will outline the cellular structures and molecular processes that are fundamental for regulating cell function in multicellular organisms. It will also explore the external signals (physical, molecular, electrochemical) that can lead to changes in cell behaviour, gene expression, protein synthesis or cell replication.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.