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    Overview

    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.

    CELS191 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.

     

    About this paper

    Paper title Cell and Molecular Biology
    Subject Cell and Molecular Biology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Restriction
    CELS 199
    Schedule C
    Science
    Eligibility

    CELS191 is suitable for students with an interest in biological sciences. NCEA Level 2 Biology or international equivalent is highly recommended.

    Contact
    cels191.admin@otago.ac.nz
    Teaching staff

    Academic Convenor: Professor Richard Macknight

    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

    CELS191 is comprised of 36 lectures and five 3-hour practical laboratories. Attendance at laboratories is compulsory. A progress test will be held on a Saturday morning.

    Textbooks

    Campbell, N. Biology: A Global Approach (11th or 12th Edition). 

    Course outline

    View the course outline for CELS191

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning,Scholarship, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes
    • CELS191 will ensure students are adequately prepared in fundamental biology for advancement to both science and 200-level professional programmes.
    • Students will gain a firm understanding and grounding in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics and microbiology.
    • Students will progress towards achievement of good skills in accessing, synthesising and interpreting information, including interpreting graphical and numerical data to solve problems.
    • Students will develop an evidence-based approach to biological and biomedical knowledge.
    • Students will develop technical and computer-based skills for acquiring biological and biomedical knowledge.
    • Students will work and communicate well in groups.
    • Students will develop and appreciate the value of intellectual independence.

    Timetable

    Semester 1

    Location
    Dunedin
    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
    Blackboard

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22
    A2 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22
    A3 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 15-22
    A4 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 14:00-14:50 9-12, 15-22
    A5 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 14:00-14:50 9-12, 15-22
    A6 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-21
    Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 14:00-14:50 9-12, 15-22

    Practical

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    P2 Monday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P4 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P5 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P7 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P8 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P10 Thursday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P11 Thursday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P12 Thursday 18:00-20:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P13 Friday 09:00-11:50 10, 12, 15, 19, 21
    P17 Monday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P19 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P20 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P22 Wednesday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P23 Wednesday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P25 Thursday 09:00-11:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P26 Thursday 14:00-16:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P27 Thursday 18:00-20:50 11, 13, 16, 20, 22
    P28 Monday 18:00-20:50 13
    Friday 09:00-11:50 11, 16, 20, 22
    P29 Tuesday 18:00-20:50 13
    Friday 14:00-16:50 11, 16, 20, 22

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 16, 20
    A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 16, 20
    A3 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 16, 20
    A4 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 16, 20
    A5 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10, 12, 16, 20

    Terms Test (Streamed)

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A2 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A3 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A4 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A5 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A6 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A7 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A8 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A9 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A10 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A11 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A12 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A13 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A14 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A15 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A16 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A17 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A18 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A19 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A20 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
    A21 Saturday 10:30-11:20 16
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