Courses & Units

Cell Biology and Function CXA171

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will be covered in the unit, with a particular focus on humans. This will provide you with a body of knowledge particularly relevant to studies in biochemistry, human nutrition and anatomy and physiology.

Summary

Unit name Cell Biology and Function
Unit code CXA171
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Ms Tracy Douglas

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of concepts and principles related to the human body at a chemical and cellular level.
  2. Problem solve (interpret and analyse) different forms of data and information.
  3. Communicate biological information in writing.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010913

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • (For those students who do not have TCE Chemistry or Chemistry Bridging Course) KRA161
  • (For X3H students only) KRA001

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On campus: 2 x 1 hour lectures (12 weeks), 2 hour practical/tutorial session weekly (11 weeks)
Off campus: 2 x 1 hour online lectures (12 weeks), 1  hour online tutorial (12 weeks), workshops (10 hours on campus)

Assessment

Online Quizzes (10%)

Laboratory reports (1000 words) (20%)

Mid-Semester test (20%)

Final Theory 3-hour exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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