2013 Revision

From CellBiology

Introduction

This revision lecture will be an opportunity for students to revise content from the course and cover any issues from the lecture material that is not clear. Please note there are no past exam papers available for this course.


Course Assessment

There will be three parts to the course assessment.

  1. Independent Learning - Assessment throughout semester. 20%
  2. Group Project – An online project. 20%
  3. Theory - A written test held during the examination period. 60%

The theory exam is a 2 hour short answer essay format, assessing student understanding and comprehension of cell biology. Questions are based on lecture material and supporting laboratory content.


Theory Exam Structure

  • TIME ALLOWED - 2 hours
  • READING TIME – 10 minutes
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS – 10
  • TOTAL MARKS AVAILABLE – 60
  • ALL QUESTIONS ARE OF EQUAL VALUE
  • ANSWER 6 QUESTIONS ONLY
  • ANSWER EACH PART IN SEPARATE BOOKS
  • ALL ANSWERS MUST BE WRITTEN IN INK. EXCEPT WHERE THEY ARE EXPRESSLY REQUIRED FOR, PENCILS MAY BE USED ONLY FOR DRAWING, SKETCHING OR GRAPHICAL WORK
  • PRINT YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AND NAME ON TOP RIGHT HAND CORNER AND SIGN
  • THE PAPER MAY NOT BE RETAINED BY CANDIDATE

UNSW Examinations

Links: UNSW Examinations | Exams at UNSW - essential information for students

Examination period: Friday 14 June to Monday 1 July

ANAT3231 Theory Exam: Saturday 15 June

Supplementary exams (SoMS): week commencing Monday 8th July, 2013.


Please Note - myUNSW will have a scheduled outage period on the weekend of the 22-23 June 2013. Print your exam timetable before the scheduled outage period.


Lecture Objectives

Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes

  • Introduction to biological molecules
  • Understand the dimensions cells
  • Understand differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  • Understand differences between unicellular and multicellular organisms
  • Brief understanding of viruses and prions

Cell Membranes and Compartments

  • Understand the concept of separate intracellular spaces
  • Understand the structure of membranes
  • Brief understanding of history of membrane models
  • Understand the difference between physical and functional compartments
  • Brief understanding of membrane specializations

Cell Nucleus

  • Understand the concept of the cell nucleus
  • Understand the overall structure and components within the nucleus
  • Understand the functions of the nucleus
  • Brief understanding of chromosomal structure

Cell Export - Exocytosis

  • Brief understanding of gene expression
  • Understanding structure and function of organelles and structures associated with protein export (exocytosis)
    • ribosome
    • endoplasmic reticulum
    • vesicles - types and transport
    • Golgi apparatus structure and function
  • Brief understanding of transport between secretory compartments
  • Brief understanding of membrane turnover

Cell Import - Endocytosis

  • Understanding of the process of endocytosis
  • Understanding structure and function of organelles and structures associated with substance import (endocytosis) including:
    • endosomes, lysosomes, peroxisomes, Golgi apparatus and endoplasmic reticulum
  • Understanding of other cell import mechanisms, phagocytosis etc.
  • Brief understanding of signal, viral and bacterial entry into the cell
  • Brief understanding of transport within the cell

Cell Mitochondria

  • Broad understanding of processes requiring energy within the cell
  • Brief understanding structure and function of plant chloroplast
  • Understand the structure and function of plant and animal mitochondria
  • Brief understanding of mitochondria evolution
  • Brief understanding of mitochondrial abnormalities



2013 Course Content

Lectures: Cell Biology Introduction | Cells Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes | Cell Membranes and Compartments | Cell Nucleus | Cell Export - Exocytosis | Cell Import - Endocytosis | Cell Mitochondria | Cell Junctions | Cytoskeleton Introduction | Cytoskeleton - Intermediate Filaments | Cytoskeleton - Microfilaments | Cytoskeleton - Microtubules | Extracellular Matrix 1 | Extracellular Matrix 2 | Cell Cycle | Cell Division | Cell Death 1 | Cell Death 2 | Signal 1 | Signal 2 | Stem Cells 1 | Stem Cells 2 | 2013 Revision | Development


Laboratories: Introduction to Lab | Microscopy Methods | Preparation/Fixation | Immunochemistry | Cell Knockout Methods | Cytoskeleton Exercise | Confocal Microscopy | Tissue Culture | Stem Cells Lab | Microarray Visit | Lab


2013 Projects: Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3 | Group 4 | Group 5 | Group 6 | Group 7

Dr Mark Hill 2015, UNSW Cell Biology - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G