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Advanced Eukaryotic Cell Biology 2 - Cellular Mechanisms in Development and Cancer
|Master programme in||
Molecular Biology * / Mathematical Bioscience * / Chemical Biology / Molecular Health Science
|Type of activity||
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|Number of participants||
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|Responsible for the activity||
Pia Nyeng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study||
Lotte Jelsbak (email@example.com)
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Theoretical course in advanced eukaryotic cell biology aiming to give the students an introduction to the regulation of intercellular interactions, with an emphasis on embryonic development, stem cells and cancer.
|Detailed description of content||
We will discuss eukaryotic cells in their social context. The aim is to provide an overview of how eukaryotic cells interact with each other and the immediate environment to form and maintain tissues, organs and organisms. We will also discuss how these processes are dysregulated in disease (mostly cancer). The course is mostly focused on mammalian cellular biology.
In problem-solving workshops we will practice how to interpret research data, form hypotheses, and design experiments within cell and tissue biology, enabling students to develop ideas for master thesis projects in cell & molecular biology.
Topics include: Methods and models in cell biology, Cell adhesion and the extracellular matrix, Cell cycle regulation, Cell growth, Programmed cell death, Cancer, Mitochondrial function and genetics, Tissue cell biology, Embryonic development, and Stem cells and cell replacement therapy
|Course material and Reading list||
All course literature is in English. ”Molecular Biology of the Cell”, Alberts et al. 6.ed., Garland Science 2015. ISBN 9780815344643.
The curriculum also includes research papers, reviews and movies, which will be mentioned in the course schedule on Moodle.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
- Total 135 hrs
Teaching and learning activities
|Evaluation and feedback||
The course includes formative evaluation based on dialogue between the students and the teacher(s).
Students are expected to provide constructive critique, feedback and viewpoints during the course if it is needed for the course to have better quality. Every other year at the end of the course, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the course responsible teacher.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form the course to the study board during or after the course.
The course includes a program with the following main topics within eukaryotic cell biology. Each topic will be treated during lectures with active participation elements and most topics are concluded with a problem solving session.
1) Methods and models in advanced cell biology
2) Mitochondrial function and genetics
3) Cell adhesion and extracellular matrix
4) Regulation of cell number and size
5) Embryonic development and maintenance of tissues and organs
A more detailed program is provided in Moodle
|Overall learning outcomes||
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
|Form of examination||
Individual written invigilated exam.
The duration of the exam is 3 hours.
Permitted support and preparation materials for the exam: Dictionaries and non-programmable pocket calculator.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Individual written invigilated exam consisting of a main question of 50 points and 5 minor sub-questions of 10 points each. Questions are essay-style and will include data interpretation.
Evaluation criteria: It will be assessed to which degree the student: