2012 Revision

From CellBiology


This lecture will be an opportunity to revise Cell Biology concepts from throughout the semester. Please contact the course coordinator before the lecture if there is specific material you would like to be recovered.

Sample theory exam question types and formats will be given in the lecture, with examples of typical answer content.

Theory Exam Structure

  • There are two (2) parts to the exam.
  • Each part has five (5) questions, of which you select and answer only three (3) questions in each part.
  • Each question is worth equal marks.

Exam Content

  • Lecture material presented throughout course.
    • There are more lectures than questions, so some material may not be examined.
  • Introductory lectures given in the first week will not be directly examined.
  • The course content will be mixed between the two parts and not in sequence.
  • Signal transduction has only a single question, but will require knowledge of at least 2 signaling pathways.

Exam Preparation

  • Answer the question that I have set.
  • Use the lecture titles as your starting topics.
  • Identify the main topic issues related to structure and function.
  • Prepare practice summaries for each topic containing key points.
  • Some information was included within each lecture as background and to indicate relevance of the cell biology topic and not as a key examination topic. For example, Historic timelines.
  • Disease information may be required for at least one question.
  • Some lecture content maybe combined (2 or more lectures) in some questions.
  • Fully labelled diagrams/figures can be used as well as text in your answer.
    • There is no "double-dipping" if your labelled figure shows all the information, you will not get more marks by saying the same thing again within the text, and vise-versa.
  • Allocate equal time to each question.