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Unit information: The Dynamic Cell in 2021/22

Unit name The Dynamic Cell
Unit code BIOCM0007
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Verkade
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

none

Co-requisites

none

School/department School of Biochemistry
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The Unit consists of activities such as lectures, seminars, workshops and home based e-learning that cover a variety of topics within the general area of intracellular dynamics and cell motility. The Unit begins with a series of lectures that introduce the general area of research and a variety of relevant experimental techniques. These are followed by lectures that explore the movement of proteins and organelles within cells and the movement of cells themselves.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Unit the students should be able to describe a variety of relevant experimental techniques and their applications in the general areas of intracellular dynamics and cell motility. The students should also be able to demonstrate understanding of a variety of specialist topics related to intracellular dynamics and cell motility.

Teaching Information

This unit is taught through:
- lectures
- tutorials
- home-based e-learning

Assessment Information

100% examination

Resources

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If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. BIOCM0007).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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