|Module code||BCM 367|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Visualising cell structure and localising proteins within cells. Cell ultrastructure. Purification of subcellular organelles. Culturing of cells. Diversity and commonality of cells. Biomembrane structure. Transmembrane transport of ions and small molecules. Moving proteins into membranes and organelles. Vesicular traffic, secretion, exocytosis and endocytosis. Cell organisation and movement. Cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion. Practical training includes tutorials on cytometry and mircoscopy, mini-research projects where students are introduced and guided through aspects of research methodology, experimental planning as well as techniques associated with cellular assays. Active transport studies in yeast cells.
|Prerequisites||BCM 251 and BCM 252 and BCM 261|
|Contact time||180 minute practical per week, 2 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Afrikaans and English are used in one class|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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