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12.8.2019 at 08:00 - 20.9.2019 at 23:59
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Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 2.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 2.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Tue 3.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 3.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Thu 5.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 5.9.2019
13:15 - 15:45
Fri 6.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Fri 6.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Mon 9.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 9.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Tue 10.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 10.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Thu 12.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 12.9.2019
13:15 - 16:45
Fri 13.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Fri 13.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Mon 16.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Mon 16.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Tue 17.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 17.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Thu 19.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 19.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Fri 20.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Fri 20.9.2019
13:15 - 14:45
Mon 30.9.2019
13:00 - 15:00

Description

The course is obligatory for students of the Master’s Programme in Neuroscience. The course is also suitable for students from different disciplines, including biology, psychology, physics and biomedical engineering.

After completion of the course the student has gained understanding into the key principles of gene regulation and cell biological mechanisms, and is able to integrate this information into a functional context. The student has gained understanding into the key principles of cell signaling, membrane permeability and transport, and is able to use this knowledge to explain the molecular mechanisms that underlie common cell physiological processes.

Period I, organized annually. Degree students of the Master's Programme in Neuroscience are recommended to take this course during the first year of studies.

Lectures of the course include: Internal structure of the cell; Analyzing and visualizing cells; Basics of gene regulation; Cytoskeleton and cell-cell junctions; Basics of cell development, cell cycle and cell death; Cell signaling: growth factors/receptors, main signal transduction pathways; Membrane permeability and transport: molecular mechanisms and their involvement in cell physiological processes.

Contact teaching: lectures (appr. 20 h), group work including presentations by the student (appr. 20 h). Minimum of 70 % attendance. In addition, the student needs to study and prepare assignments at own time (appr. 100 h) and pass the final exam.

Lecture material and scientific publications indicated by lecturers. Applicable parts in Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell and Sperelakis N., Cell Physiology Sourcebook: Essentials of Membrane Biophysics.

The exam is based on lectures, and on book chapters and articles indicated by lecturers. Final grading (scale 0-5) based on the exam (60 %) and assignments (40 %).

Degree students of the Masters Programme in Neuroscience will prepare their personal study plan during this course.

University lecturer Ulla Pirvola

Personal Study Plan is integrated to this course

Replaces the former course 52097 Solufysiologia 3 cr.