IMED1003 Cell Survival and Communication
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 complementary unit in the Medical Sciences major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 1 additional unit in the Medical Sciences second major sequence
- This unit integrates knowledge on metabolic function and nutrition and discuss cell cycle, signalling and communication.
- Students are able to (1) understand foundations of cellular energy, reactions and equilibrium, including oxidation/reduction reactions; (2) describe the need for proper nutrition and role of vitamins in normal metabolism; (3) explain and integrate the pathways of human metabolism and their role in providing energy to the cell; (4) explain metabolic changes throughout life; (5) define biochemical assessment of nutritional and hormonal deficiencies; (6) gain an understanding of the importance and impact of inborn errors of metabolism; (7) explain how cells communicate, including signalling within a cell, between cells and between body systems; (8) explain how cells regulate their cell cycle; (9) describe the process of apoptosis; (10) describe the role stem cells play in tissue renewal; and (11) gain an understanding of how the environment can impact disease.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) final examination; (2) mid-semester test; and (3) practical session assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Elizabeth Quail
- Unit rules
- IMED1001 Form and Function
IMED1002 The Facts of Life
- IMED1004 Understanding Health and Disease in People and Populations
Approved quota: 400—a place in the unit is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Selection is based on time of enrolment with first places given to students enrolled in this major as a degree-specific and second to students enrolled as a second major. Any remaining places are given to those students according to when they enrol until all places are filled.
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week; problem enhanced learning: 22 hours per semester
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.