Courses & Units

Cell Biology KPA373



Examines a range of cell biological processes currently being researched in laboratories across the world. Topics include: the cytoskeleton, the eukaryote flagellum, cell motility, molecular motors, mitosis, cell division, cell cycle control, spatial organisation, plant cell development, organogenesis, plant tissue culture and gene transfer systems. This unit also covers the latest developments in biotechnology. Students will: (i) be provided with information concerning current approaches to these research areas; and (ii) gain practical experience with some current biotechnology techniques. This unit is designed to provide students with a general understanding of cell biology and will include discussions on future directions.


Unit name Cell Biology
Unit code KPA373
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science
Teaching staff

Assoc Prof A Koutoulis

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2016 10/8/2016 29/8/2016 14/10/2016

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2016: $1,114.00 2016: $2,005.00 010901

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

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  • KPA214 and KPA215 or KPA161 and KPZ164 and CBA260 and CBA265


Teaching Pattern

26 lectures (some of which will take the form of tutorials), 39 hrs practical work.


2-hr theory exam (60%), sem work (40%)

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