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TFY4260 - Cell Biology and Cellular Biophysics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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 transport across membranes,  organelles of the cell, nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cyclus and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, 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, students have knowledge about:1) The structure and function of the cell: including the structure of the cell membrane and transport across the membrane, cell organelles, the nucleus, cytoskeleton, intracellular transport and sorting of molecules, cell cycle and division, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, 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. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory Exercises

Further on evaluation

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

Specific conditions

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
HBIO2001 4.0
HBIOT2020 3.0
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD School exam 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.
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