University of Technology Sydney

91161 Cell Biology and Genetics

6cp; Autumn/Spring: 1.5hpw (lecture, online), 5 x 3 hour Practicals (In class), 2 x 2 hour Computer Workshop (In class, Workshop 1 and 2), 1 x 3 hour Workshops (In class, Workshops 3) Summer: 5 x 2 hour Q&A Lectures (Online), 5 x 3 hour Practicals (In class), 1 x 2 hour Computer Workshop (In class, Workshop 1), 2 x 3 hour Workshops (In class, Workshops 2 and 3)


This subject provides an introduction to the basic concepts of cell biology with a focus on cell structure and function, biological molecules, genetic code and theories of inheritance. The subject aims to develop students' professional skills through the introduction of a range of basic laboratory, analytical and quantitative skills used to investigate the cell structure and the functional significance of their sub-cellular organisation. Students also learn how to utilise modern library resources to find and review published research literature, evaluate its content and significance, and create both written and oral presentations that can be used to communicate core scientific concepts. After completing this subject, students should be able to gather, evaluate and apply necessary information relevant to a scientific problem.

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Autumn session, City campus

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