Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and metabolism. We introduce DNA structure and function from molecular to organism levels, and current applications of DNA technology. We also introduce classical genetic and evolutionary theory as unifying explanations of life. Laboratory practicals investigate enzyme function, cytogenetics, and the genetic analysis of populations.
|Unit name||Cell Biology, Genetics and Evolution|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
Dr RJE Wiltshire
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,055.00||010903|
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2 lectures per week, seven laboratory classes, as well as some online self-paced activities
3-hr exam (50%), semester work (50%)
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