Cell structure and function 367

Module code BCM 367
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 18.00
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
Department Biochemistry
Period of presentation Semester 2

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