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Molecular Cell Biology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeMOL201
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Semester of Instruction

Spring

Objectives and Content

Objectives:

The course aims to give detailed understanding of eukaryotic cells with main focus on the functions of subcellular structures and regulatory mechanisms involved in cell communication and cell division.

Content:

The course covers topics such as protein secretion, endocytosis, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport, cell communication, cell adhesion, tissues, cell cycle, apotosis, nerve signaling, stem cells and cancer. Molecular and experimental understanding will be emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • can explain essential functions in the cell and how they are associated with subcellular structures.
  • can describe sorting and secretion of proteins and explain the processes in molecular terms.
  • can describe the composition of the different parts of the cytoskeleton and how they function.
  • can explain cell communication in molecular terms and compare different types of signaling.
  • can describe the properties of proteins that have important functions in cell adhesion.
  • can explain important steps in cell cycle regulation and how these can be connected to cancer development.
  • can describe the special properties of nerve cells and how they communicate.
  • can describe the properties of embryonic stem cells and other types of stem cells.
  • can update his/her knowledge in molecular biology
  • can reflect on ethical issues raised by molecular biology research

Skills

The student

  • is able to use important concepts and principles in molecular cell biology.
  • Is able to evaluate possible links between certain diseases (e.g. cancer) and errors in cellular mechanisms.

General competence

The student

  • can communicate detailed knowledge in cell biology.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MOL100/MOL101 or equivalent (Introduction to Molecular Biology, 10 ECTS).

Forms of Assessment

Written exam (4 hours)

Examination support materials: Non

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

 

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    27.09.2017, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    13.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location