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TFY4260 - Cell Biology and Cellular Biophysics

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

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 cycles 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, students should 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 signalling, cell contact, and the extracellular matrix, immunology. 2) Quantitative description of cellular processes such as: transport: diffusion, convection, ion flux, osmosis. Membrane potential. Mechanical stress. Cell kinetics. 3) Relevant experimental methods, in particular light/fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy, and flow cytometry.

Skills: Through practical laboratory exercises be able to: culture cells, use a light microscope optimally, combine fluorescent dyes with appropriate laser wavelength and emission filters, measure electrical properties of the membrane, interpret flow cytometry histogram. 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.

Further on evaluation

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

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 AUTUMN 2017
HBIO2001 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
HBIOT2020 3.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: -

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: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 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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