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TFY4260 - Cell Biology and Cellular Biophysics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

The course contains:1) The structure and function of the cell: including the structure of the cell membrane and its transport properties, cell organelles, the nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cycle and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signalling, cell contact, and the extracellular matrix, immunology.
2) Quantitative description of cellular processes. Transport: Diffusion, convection, ion flux, osmosis. Membrane potential. Mechanical stress. Cell kinetics.
3) Relevant experimental methods, in particular light/fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy, as well as flow cytometry.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, student have knowledge about:1) The structure and function of the cell: including the structure of the cell membrane and its transport properties, cell organelles, the nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cycle and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signalling, cell contact, and the extracellular matrix, immunology.
2) Quantitative description of cellular processes. Transport: Diffusion, convection, ion flux, osmosis. Membrane potential. Mechanical stress. Cell kinetics.
3) Relevant experimental methods, in particular light/fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy, as well as flow cytometry.

Skills: Through practical laboratory exercises be able to: culture cells, use a light microscope optimally, measure electrical properties of the membrane. Be able to apply achieved knowledge to formulate and analyse problems in cell biology.

General competence: Write a scientific report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory laboratory exercises/demonstrations. Expected work load in the course is 225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory Exercises

Further on evaluation

Evaluation: Final written exam.
A re-sit examination may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook: The world of the cell by Becker, Kleinsmith, Hardin, Bertoni.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4070 7.5
BI2012 5.0 01.09.2017
HBIO2001 4.0 01.09.2020
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 5

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biophysics and Medical Technology
  • Physics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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