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Unit information: The Dynamic Cell in 2014/15

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Unit name The Dynamic Cell
Unit code BIOCM0007
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Verkade
Open unit status Open




School/department School of Biochemistry
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences


The Unit consists of 20 lectures that cover a variety of topics within the general area of intracellular dynamics and cell motility. The Unit begins with a series of lectures that introduce the general area of research and a variety of relevant experimental techniques. These are followed by lectures that explore the movement of proteins and organelles within cells and the movement of cells themselves.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the Unit the students should be able to describe a variety of relevant experimental techniques and their applications in the general areas of intracellular dynamics and cell motility. The students should also be able to demonstrate understanding of a variety of specialist topics related to intracellular dynamics and cell motility.

Teaching details


Assessment Details

A 60 minute MCQ-based examination with short answer questions marked electronically combined with a 90 minute essay paper.

Reading and References

Selected relevant research papers.