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ANAT332 Cell Biology

Selected topics from current issues in cell and molecular biology. Practical experience in molecular biology, cell culture and microscopy.

This paper provides an opportunity to conduct an in-depth examination of selected topics in current cell biology. The specific topics will vary from year to year but will reflect current research interests in the Department. While dealing with advanced aspects of cell biology, the material will be taught from an Anatomy perspective, which will not presuppose an extensive biochemical or molecular biological knowledge. An important feature of this paper is providing hands-on experience in a number of cell biology techniques and the opportunity to think more deeply about research issues.

Paper title Cell Biology
Paper code ANAT332
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,680.00

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ANAT 241
Schedule C
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Module 1 Division, Death and Derangement
Module 2: Cell Signalling
Module 3: Regulation of Gene Expression
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Students are recommended to have the following textbook:
'Molecular Biology of the Cell' by Alberts et al. (pub. Garland Science) 6th Ed.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 332
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
To obtain an advanced understanding of selected aspects of cell biology and to appreciate the influence of current research on these topics. Students will be given the opportunity to develop hands-on laboratory skills and to collate, examine and interpret their own experimental findings. A key aspect of this paper is not only acquiring knowledge but also understanding how experimentation has led to this knowledge.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41