- Introduction to eukaryotic cells and microscopy
- Chemical composition of cells and macromolecules
- Biological membranes and movement of molecules
- Eukaryotic cell organelles
- Cellular energetics and thermodynamics
- Cellular respiration and fermentation
- DNA replication, gene transcription and protein synthesis
- Cell division and cell cycle regulation
- Welcome letter
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
This is an introductory subject requiring no formal prerequisites but an understanding of chemistry to senior secondary level is helpful.
- AttendanceDetails - Practicum of five half days on RMIT's Melbourne Campus
This subject introduces you to the biology of eukaryotic cells, emphasising cells as the basic subject of life and their evolutionary origins. Topics covered include: diversity of cells, cellular macromolecules and molecular diversity; organelle structures and functions; cellular energetics; experimental techniques used to examine cells; membranes and movement of molecules; enzymes and enzyme regulation; cellular respiration, fermentation and photosynthesis; DNA, the genetic code, RNA and gene transcription, protein synthesis and cell division.
This subject lays the foundation for more advanced studies in biotechnology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular and organismal biology.
Please note: the dates below for the compulsory requirement for this subject to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's City Campus in central Melbourne:
2017, Study Period 4:
- Jan 15 - 19, 2018 9:00AM-1:00PM*
2018, Study Period 2:
- June 25 - 29, 2018 9:00AM-1:00PM*
2018, Study Period 4:
*More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Blackboard.
- Assignment 1 - On Campus Practicals (25%)
- Assignment 2 - (50%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Tests (25%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject