Cell Biology: Tissues and Organs

Subject 516-201 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two a week) and 36 hours practical work (three hours a week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Biology 650-141 and 650-142 (prior to 2004: 600-141 and 600-142).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr R de Iongh
Subject Overview:

Subject-specific skills that will be developed in this subject include the ability to:

  • identify the range of cellular activities that are especially relevant to multicellular organisation;

  • understand how external signals can regulate these activities;

  • understand how the properties of tissues and organs arise from the properties of their constituent cells and their interactions;

  • understand how cellular activities are regulated to ensure an orderly replacement of lost cells in the adult body; and

  • understand how tissues and organs are first assembled during embryonic development and how these processes are regulated at the molecular level.

Assessment: Ongoing assessment on theory and practical work during the semester (30%); 2-hour written examination in the examination period (70%).
Prescribed Texts: Molecular Biology of the Cell (B Alberts et al), 4th Ed. 2002
Recommended Texts: Colour Textbook of Histology (LP Gartner and JL Hiatt), 2nd edn
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Generic skills that will be fostered in this subject include:

  • the development of generic analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • collaborative learning in practical class groups;

  • skills in observation and interpretation; and

  • integration of seemingly disparate types of knowledge.


Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Not available to students enrolled in BBiomedSc.

Students must register for a practical class and purchase a practical manual (cost $10.00) during the first week of semester. Details of time and place for registration and manual purchase will be posted on Webraft.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology

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