Seminars, practical exercise class sessions, team working sessions, individual study, problem sessions, small group discussions.
This module develops knowledge of the molecular structures and functions of carbohydrates, lipids and DNA, with attention to the cell cycle, gene expression and cell signalling. The seminars cover histology and physiology, and explore industrial applications such as tissue engineering.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Describe the structures, important characteristics and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, peptides and proteins in biological systems
- Describe the structural and functional characteristics of cells, tissues and selected body systems
- Explain the processes involved in cellular respiration, gene expression, DNA replication and cell division
- Explain how cellular behaviour can be controlled through chemical signalling
- Give an overview of the current applications of cells in bioprocesses
- Demonstrate safe and appropriate handling of microorganisms
Coursework 20%, written examination 80%.