BS327-6-AU-CO:
Cell Signalling

The details
2019/20
Life Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
09 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
BS312, BS333

 

BS312, BS333

Key module for

(none)

Module description

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.

Module aims

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.

Module learning outcomes

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

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures - 9 h Specialist seminars - 3 x 2 = 6 h Workshops - 3 x 2 = 6 h

Bibliography

  • 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

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 13/12/2019 30%
Coursework SPF 14/01/2020 70%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
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)

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Resources
Available via Moodle
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).

 

Further information
Life Sciences (School of)

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