Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences



Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL103
Subject Name Molecules, Cells and Organisms
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Practical quiz 10%; Mid Session theory 10%; final examination 50%; Dry Practical Assessment (3) 30%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
Cell structure and function. Classes of biological molecules. Cell division. Introductory biochemistry, genetics and microbiology. Physiology of the immune system.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Describe the characteristics of the most important classes of biological molecules and the major features of the structure and function of cells and sub-cellular organelles;
2. Describe the cell cycle, the molecular basis of inheritance and the flow of genetic information from genes to proteins;
3. Describe organisms fundamental to the study of microbiology;
4. Describe how the immune system recognises and responds to immunogenic antigens;
5. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in groups; analyse results and present data clearly and concisely;
6. Demonstrate ability to research and present relevant scientific advancements in various formats (for example posters, seminars).

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Lectures begin in Week 1, Practical classes begin in Week 2. Practical class allocation is done online using SOLS. Tutorial is in week 12 only. Enrolment is automatic and based on practical class allocation. NOTE: The use of animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable, in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.