Cell Biology

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Cell Biology

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Human Biology, Life Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LQB182 or SCB122

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit builds on your knowledge of cellular components to examine how these come together structurally and functionally to build cells and tissues that function as part of a whole organism capable of surviving and protecting itself from disease and trauma. It will help you to develop an understanding of individual structural organelles and components in the cell in the context of cell biology and disease processes essential for higher units in cell and molecular biology.
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit, you will:
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cells and how interactions with their immediate neighbours and the pericellular environment facilitate the function of cells, complex tissues and living organisms;
    2. Demonstrate the role of cellular functions necessary to maintain cell survival, cooperation and viability of the organism;
    3. Critically search, retrieve, evaluate and communicate core principles and processes as they relate to cell biology and disease from scientific literature;
    4. Collect, analyse, interpret and communicate experimental data in a wet laboratory environment.
    Tightly orchestrated interactions within and between cells are crucial for the survival, defense and protection from disease and trauma for the human body. This unit will extend your knowledge of cell biology by building on the concepts of organisational hierarchy that were introduced in LQB182 Human Cell and Molecular Biology and LQB281 Human Health and Disease Concepts. You will learn practical cell biology techniques and engage in real world problem-based learning activities that will prepare you for related third year units.
    Assessment name: Laboratory Workbook
    Description: Progressive assessment of laboratory work based upon completion of laboratory exercises written up in a laboratory notebook.
    Relates to objectives: 4.
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Continuous
    Assessment name: Problem Solving Task
    Description: In these self-directed problem solving tasks you will research and gather information, validate and utilise it to illustrate the acquisition and evaluation of core cellular concepts in relation to health and disease states.
    Relates to objectives: 1, 2 and 3.
    Weight: 40
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Continuous
    Assessment name: Examination (written)
    Description: Short answer questions will cover content from all components of the unit.
    Relates to objectives: 1 and 2.
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Central exam period

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