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.
|Paper title||Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Subject||Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,141.35|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- CELS 199
- Schedule C
CELS191 is suitable for students with an interest in biological sciences. NCEA Level 2 Biology or international equivalent is highly recommended.
- 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.
Campbell, N. Biology: A Global Approach (11th or 12th Edition).
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning,Scholarship, Information literacy,
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- 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.