Life Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
09 September 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C700 Biochemistry,
BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C703 Biochemistry (Including Year Abroad),
BSC CR00 Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C400 Genetics,
BSC C402 Genetics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C403 Genetics (Including Placement Year),
BSC CK00 Genetics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C200 Human Biology,
BSC C201 Human Biology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C202 Human Biology (Including Placement Year)
The module describes the fundamental principles of cell signalling and communication in the context of development, health, biological stress, and disease. Biochemistry of signal transduction, control, integration, and signal processing as implemented by biological systems is described with view of the newly developed tools of post-genomic biology.
The aim of this module is to describe the fundamental principles of cell signalling and communication in the context of development, health, biological stress, and disease.
In order to pass this module the student will need to be able to:
1. Explain the principles of signal transduction in eukaryotic cells and discuss the different levels of regulation of cell signalling as exemplified by ligand/receptor interactions, protein kinases and phosphatases, second messengers, and hormones;
2. Describe the range of techniques used in cell signalling research;
3. Discuss examples of diseases, including cancer, which are caused by defects in signalling pathways;
4. Demonstrate practical knowledge of the analytical tools and statistical methods used to study cell signalling pathways
No additional information available.
Lectures - 9 h
Specialist seminars - 3 x 2 = 6 h
Workshops - 3 x 2 = 6 h
- Lewin, Benjamin. (2015) Lewin's cells, Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Metodi Metodiev, email: email@example.com.
Dr Metodi Metodiev, Dr Greg Brooke, Dr Phil Reeves
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
No external examiner information available for this module.
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Of 25 hours, 25 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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