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BMED11-203: Cell Biology


This subject will introduce students to the role of cell communication, cell division, the extracellular matrix and the arrangement of cells in organ systems and cellular differentiation.  Students will learn about the structure and function of the cell, the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and the role of cellular organelles, compartmentation and membranes in cellular function. In addition, they will be introduced to the role of major macromolecules within cells, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.  The subject will provide the necessary foundational knowledge for further subjects in the area of cellular and molecular biology and physiology.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2018 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Medicine
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. describe the structure and explain the function of cell organelles and membrane function of both prokaryote and eukaryote cells
2. describe the different types of cellular communication and explain their importance in terms of cellular metabolism
3. provide a comprehensive overview of the role of cellular metabolism and cellular organelles involved
4. explain the different roles and functions of cellular organelles and macromolecules
5. explain and describe cellular communication and the cellular development process
6. demonstrate high level communication skills, both written and orally
7. search current scientific literature and present information concisely and accurately to peers
8. demonstrate laboratory and analytical skills in the area of cell biology and competently be able to work in a group, and share information in tutorials


No prior knowledge required

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens19/03/2017
Semester start15/05/2017
Subject start15/05/2017
Cancellation 1?29/05/2017
Cancellation 2?05/06/2017
Last enrolment28/05/2017
Last withdrawal?09/06/2017
Teaching census?09/06/2017
Enrolment opens17/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018