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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

MICR2120 Cell Biology of Disease

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Eric Hewitt
Email: e.w.hewitt@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Background in cell biology and/or biochemistry is essential. Only available to Biological Sciences students.

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module provides an overview of the eukaryotic cell and how it responds to and is altered in infectious and non- infectious disease.Particular emphasis is placed on a comprehensive grounding of cellular function by considering different cell types and associated disease states.

Objectives

The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the eukaryotic cell and how it responds to and is altered in infectious and non- infectious disease.

Particular emphasis is placed on a comprehensive grounding of cellular function by considering different cell types and associated disease states.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to:
- Describe the structure of the mamalian cell
- Appreciate how the mamalian cell responds to infectious and non-infectious disease
- Understand cellular function and the effects of disease in a range of cell types.


Syllabus

- Introduction to the eukaryotic cell
- The cytoskeleton
- Cytoplasmic organelles (mitochondria and death pathways)
- The nucleus
- Sub-nuclear structures
- The lysosome in heath and disease
- The endoplasmic reticulum in heath and disease
- Receptors in health and disease
- Cell signalling in health and disease
- The omic revolution
- Studying cells
- Stem cells
- The immune cell
- Neuronal cells
- Epithelial cells
- Endothelial cells
- The cancerous cell.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture191.0019.00
Private study hours81.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

81 hours: reading references, on-line material and preparation for coursework assessments and exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Lectures delivered online via Collaborate, with time allocated for Q&A with students and additional pre-learning and consolidation work built in to enhance student engagement.
- Completion of coursework, MCQs and exam.
- Engagement with VLE resources.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment MCQ test15.00
In-course AssessmentProblem-based exercise15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam1 hr 30 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 05/08/2020 08:03:27

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