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BL2305   Cell Systems

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 9.00 am Mon, Tue, Wed (odd weeks) 9.00 am Mon, Tue (even weeks) Practicals: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Mon or Tue (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10)

Cells are often considered to be the fundamental unit of life. This module will discuss how cells interact with one another to form complex tissues and organisms. You will consider, the structure-function relationship of a variety of cell types, including those involved in forming muscles, neuronal networks, blood and immunity and infectious diseases. The mechanisms by which cells communicate in order to mediate the complex physiology of an organism will be discussed and you will consider how disruption of these cell systems can lead to disease states.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL1101 and pass BL1102

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL2101

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour in even weeks and 3 x 1-hour in odd weeks, 3-hour practical (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 111

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-Hour Written Examination = 50%, Existing Coursework = 50% (if Exam failed) Existing Examination = 50%, New Coursework = 50% (if Coursework failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (if coursework and exam failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (for Qualified Honours Entry)

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr G R Prescott
Module teaching staff: Team taught