Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Microbiology, Biochemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim is to give the student a thorough insight in

  • Eukaryotic cell biology and genetics and an overview of immunology
  • Eukaryotic cell compartments, organelles, membranes and transport mechanisms
  • Cytoskeleton, cell-cycle, and cell-division, mitosis and meiosis
  • Signal transduction
  • Mendel’s laws
  • Chromosomes and heredity
  • Genotype, phenotype, and their correlation
  • Genetic variability and diseases
  • The composition and function of the immune system
  • The role of the immune system in preventing and fighting, but also in causing disease
  • Cell biologic, genetic, and immunologic methods

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Account for the composition of the eukaryotic cell 
  • Account for the composition and function of the organelles of the eukaryotic cell
  • Describe inter and intra cellular communication
  • Account for the background for inheritance
  • Account for the theory on heredity and evolution
  • Account for and evaluate selected cell biologic, genetic, and immunologic methods and techniques
  • Account for central elements of the immune system
  • Account for the basic mechanisms of the immune system, including the potential pathologic developments

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examCell biology, Immunology and Genetics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleCellebiologi, immunologi og genetik
Module codeK-BT-K1-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science