Course syllabus

Cellbiologi
Cell biology

KBKF05, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2019-03-29

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

Aim

The aim of the course is to give an understanding of basic molecular mechanisms in a living cell.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to describe and explain:

- the structure of a eukaryotic cell and the cell cycle

- eukaryotic genes and their control

- stem cells, stem cell therapy and cell cloning

- structure and function of the human immune system

- basic cellular and physiological processes in the human body

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents

The cell nucleus and the organisation of the chromatin. Gene structure, exons and introns. Protein sorting and secretion. Cell division and control of the cell cycle. Immunology. Molecular physiology. Stem cells and cancer. Cultivation of higher eukaryotic cells. Research animals/Ethical considerations. Laboratory work with mammalian cells.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written and oral report of an individual literature assignment, which gives extra points to the exam, written exam, and laboratory report. The final grade is based on a total examination result.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Parts
Code: 0117. Name: Cell Biology, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written report of an individual literature task. Written examination. Contents: Molecular genetics of the cell. The cell nucleus and the organisation of the chromatin. Gene structure, exons and introns. Evolution of the genome. Flow of information in the cell. DNA replication, repair and genetic recombination. RNA and its roles, translation to proteins. Protein sorting and secretion. Cell division, mitosis, control of the cell cycle, meiosis. Functional genomics. Molecular physiology. Cultivation of higher eucaryotic cells.
Code: 0217. Name: Cell Biology, Practicals.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory report. Contents: Purification of eucaryot DNA

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBK070, KBK020

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lieselotte Cloetens, Lieselotte.Cloetens@tbiokem.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.tbiokem.lth.se
Further information: Some parts might be teached in English.