An introduction to the biology of cells; fundamentals of molecular biology; organismal and molecular genetics; human genetic variation; diversity and biology of microorganisms; microbial virulence and disease processes.
CELS 191 provides a fundamental introduction to cell and molecular biology and genetics. This is a compulsory paper for Health Sciences First Year students and a prerequisite for many other biology-related courses.
|Paper title||Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Subject||Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,018.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,320.00|
- BIOL 111
- Schedule C
- CELS 191 is suitable for students with an interest in biological sciences. NCEA Level 2 Biology or international equivalent is highly recommended.
- Teaching staff
- Academic Convenor: Associate Professor Stephen
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Lisa Russell
Lecturers from the Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology and the Genetics programme.
- Paper Structure
- This paper covers four modules:
- Cell structure and diversity
- Molecular biology, Genes, Chromosomes and inheritance
- Human molecular genetics
- Microbes and medicine and Applied microbiology
- Teaching Arrangements
- CELS 191 is comprised of 43 lectures and six 3-hour practical laboratories. Attendance at laboratories is compulsory. A mid-semester test will be held on a Monday evening.
- Campbell, N. Biology: A Global Approach -“ CELS191 (custom edition) Pearson Education. (Please note that Campbell, N. Biology: A Global Approach (10th Edition) is also appropriate and recommended for students also taking BIOL112).
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Self-motivation, team
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- Learning Outcomes
- CELS 191 will prepare students well for future study in the biological sciences
- Students will gain a firm understanding and grounding in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics and microbiology
- Students will develop an evidence-based approach to biological and biomedical knowledge
- Students will acquire good skills in accessing, synthesizing and interpreting information and problem solving