Courses & Units

Cell Biology KPA373


This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


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

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010901

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.



  • 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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