Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
IntroductionInitially students will learn about the structure and function of the cell. Students will be learning about the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Students will also explore and learn about the role of cellular organelles, compartmentation and membrane function in cellular function. In addition, students will be introduced to the role of major macromolecules within cells, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids). This subject will introduce students to the role of cell communication, cell division, the extracellular matrix and the arrangement of cells in organ systems and cellular differentiation. It is expected this unit will provide the necessary foundational knowledge for further subjects in the area of cellular and molecular biology and physiology.Learning Objectives1. describe the structure and explain the function of cell organelles and membrane function of both prokaryote and eukaryote cells2. describe the different types of cellular communication and explain their importance in terms of cellular metabolism3. provide a comprehensive overview of the role of cellular metabolism and cellular organelles involved4. explain the different roles and functions of cellular organelles and macromolecules5. explain and describe cellular communication and the cellular development process6. develop a high level of communication skills, both written and orally7. be able to search current scientific literature and present information concisely and accurately to peers8. develop laboratory and analytical skills in the area of cell biology and competently be able to work in a group, and share information in tutorials
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.