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BC5102 - Advanced Cell Biology

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

Available to students only with permission of the Head of Discipline of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

The lecturers and practical sessions of this subject are focused on providing a background in molecular biomedicine to compete effectively in the job market. The first half of semester covers the structures and biochemistry of basic cell functions (division, death, movement, production and responsiveness) while the second half integrates this knowledge to develop a working understanding of the molecular bases of two complex biological systems: immune reactivity and tumour biology.

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand how the structure and function of cells are inter-related;
  • To understand the cell cycle, cell division, and cell death;
  • To understand the processes involved in cell movement and responses to stimuli;
  • To understand how the immune system operates at a molecular level.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
BC3102 AND GG3102


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Ludwig Lopata
Lecturers: Mr Ray Layton, Professor Ludwig Lopata.
Workload expectations:
  • 30 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • 24 hours practicals
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (10%); oral presentations, practical reports, written assignments (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.