Course in Advanced Cell Biology

Course content

To give the student detailed knowledge of cell biology and insight into the methods used for analyzing cell structures and cellular processes. Students also gain basic knowledge of the cells of the nervous system, their growth and differentiation, which is fundamental to understanding diseases of the brain and the nervous system.

Education

MSc in Human Biology - compulsory

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student is expected to:

Knowledge

  • understand and explain the organization and function of the organelles of the cell, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane (including transport across the membrane and endocytosis), cell adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix
  • understand and explain the regulation of signal transduction, proliferation, cell death and the fundamental elements of cancer
  • understand and explain the structure and function of neurons and other brain cells, the structure and function of the synapse, synaptic transmission, action potentials, and  neurotransmitters

 

Skill

  • discuss the organization, function and interplay of the organelles of the cell, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane (including transport across the membrane and endocytosis), cell adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix
  • discuss the regulation of cellular signal transduction, cell proliferation, cell death and the fundamental elements of cancer
  • discuss the structure and function of neurons and other brain cells, the structure and function of the synapse, synaptic transmission, action potentials, and  neurotransmitters
  • orally present and evaluate data obtained from laboratory exercises in cell biology
  • plan and conduct laboratory exercises in cell biological constituting basic cell biology work and assays measuring changes in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival, and intracellular signal transduction
  • orally present and evaluate cell biological data presented in a published primary scientific article
  • prepare and communicate a written, theoretical project on a self-chosen cell/molecular biology subject and present such a project orally

 

Competence

  • take a comprehensive view on the structure, function and interplay of basic cell biological elements including organelles, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane and transport across the plasma membrane, synapses, cell adhesion molecules, and the extracellular matrix
  • take a comprehensive view on cellular signal transduction, cell proliferation, cell death, cancer, and neurons and other brain cells  in relation to synaptic transmission
  • critically evaluate cell biology-related data presented in scientific publications
  • organize practical cell biology-related lab work and critically evaluate data obtained from cell biology experiments
  • obtain scientific literature of a given cell biological topic, and subsequently qualitatively evaluate and communicate and discuss the observations presented in the obtained literature

Lectures, laboratory exercises (in groups), oral evaluations of laboratory exercises (in groups), literature reviews article presentations (in groups)

The most recent edition of Lodish et al. Molecular Cell Biology, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, is recommended as a text book.

This course is concluded by a written and oral examination. More detail in Exam in Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, and Advanced Cell Biology (SHUA13042E).

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

The four groups of students presenting their assigned research article will receive feedback from the responsible moderator and fellow students.

During the practical course and at the practical course evaluation the students will receive feedback from instructors.

ECTS
2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Type of assessment details
Approved participation in article presentations, laboratory exercises including the subsequent evaluation of the data obtained during the laboratory exercises.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Internal examiners
Criteria for exam assessment

To achieve a course certificate, the student must be able to:

Knowledge

  • Account for the organelles of the cell, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane (including transport across the membrane and endocytosis), cell adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix
  • Account for the regulation of signal transduction, proliferation, cell death and the fundamental elements of cancer
  • Account for the structure and function of neurones and other brain cells, the structure and function of the synapsis, synaptic transmission, action potentials, and demonstrate knowledge of various neurotransmitters


Skill

  • Prepare a written, theoretical project on a cell/molecular biology subject and present such project orally
  • take a comprehensive view on the structure, function and interplay of basic cell biological elements including organelles, the cytoskeleton, the plasma membrane and transport across the plasma membrane, synapses, cell adhesion molecules, and the extracellular matrix
  • take a comprehensive view on cellular signal transduction, cell proliferation, cell death, cancer, and neurons and other brain cells  in relation to synaptic transmission
  • critically evaluate cell biology-related data presented in scientific publications
  • organize practical cell biology-related lab work and critically evaluate data obtained from cell biology experiments
  • obtain scientific literature of a given cell biological topic, and subsequently qualitatively evaluate and communicate and discuss the observations presented in the obtained literature
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 31
  • Class Instruction
  • 6
  • Preparation
  • 81
  • Exercises
  • 35
  • English
  • 153

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
SHUA13045U
ECTS
2,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Duration
6 weeks
Placement
Block 1
Weeks 39-44
Schedulegroup
See Syllabus
Capacity
40 participants
Studyboard
Study Board for Human Biology, Immunology and Neuroscience
Contracting department
  • Department of Neuroscience
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Course Coordinator
  • Søren Gøgsig Faarup Rasmussen   (4-756968744275777066306d7730666d)
If you need to contact the study secretary, please the Student Affairs Department contact information (list in Danish only): https:/​/​sund.ku.dk/​kontakt/​aus-medarbejderoversigt/​#Studieservice
Teacher

Kenneth Lindegaard Madsen, Ole Kjærulff, Jean-Francois M. Perrier, Jakob Balslev Sørensen, David Paul Drucker Woldbye, Gert Helge Hansen, René Villadsen, Stanislava Pankratova, Andreas Toft Sørensen, Freja Herborg Hansen, Søren Gøgsig Faarup Rasmussen

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