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BC3102 - Advanced Cell Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

This subject builds on the principles and concepts introduced in BC2013 and BC2024 and focuses on how eukaryotic cells are regulated. Topics covered include signal transduction, protein sorting and translocation, the cytoskeleton, the cell cycle, apoptosis and cancer biology. Advanced cell biology is important to a wide range of current biomedical research because it describes much of the biochemical basis for modern pharmacology.

Learning Outcomes

  • post-translational modification of proteins and their targeting within living cells;
  • regulation of cellular metabolism at the molecular, cellular and organismal level;
  • regulation of the cell cycle;
  • signalling processes involved in the destruction of proteins and cells.
Prerequisites: BC2013 and BC2024
BC3020 BC5102 GG3102


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, <Person not found>, Professor Alan Baxter, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (10%); oral presentations, practical reports, written assignments (20%).

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