INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 102 Cell Biology Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr. Monia Avdić Ibrišimović Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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The course Cell Biology is designed to give students a general overview of the complexity of the organism from atom to organisms. Through this course students will comprehend the molecular basis of life from the chemical composition of the cell and its components to the complexity of the joining of cells into tissues. The first part part of the course is focused on the cell and it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s ultra structure. The second part of the course focuses on protein synthesis, transcription, translation ad the cell cycle, as well as specific cell types that build various tissues (epithilium, connective tissue, muscle and nerve tissue).

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:
1. Giving students an overview of the molecular basis of life
2. Introduction to the concept of cell chemistry
3. Explaining the basic structure and function of cellular organelles
4. Teaching students the basics of various phases of the cell cycle
5. Enabeling students to comphrehend DNA replication, transcription and translation
6. Explaining the interactions between atom, molecule, organelle, cell, tissue and organism.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Cells the Fundamental Units of Life
  2. Chemical Composition of the Cell part 1
  3. Chemical Composition of the Cell part 2
  4. Membrane Structure
  5. Membrane Transport
  6. Intracellular Compartments
  7. How cells obtain energy from food
  8. MID-TERM EXAM WEEK
  9. Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
  10. The nucleus
  11. Protein synthesis
  12. Cell Signalling
  13. Cytoskeleton
  14. Cell cycle (mitosis and meiosis).
  15. Cell Communities

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Beginning of classes
  2. Light microscopy and Macromolecules
  3. Recognizing cell types on slides and making bacterial slides
  4. Observing slides of animal and plant cells
  5. Cell Membrane Permeability - recognition of cell membrane structures

  1. SEM and TEM drawing and recognition of organelles
  2. SEM and TEM drawing and recognition of organelles
  3. MID-TERM EXAM WEEK
  4. Problem Solving (Replication)
  5. Problem Solving (Transcription and Translation)
  6. Problem Solving (Mitosis and Meiosis)
  7. Karyotypes
  8. Lab Make-up
  9. Preparation for practical exam
  10. Practical Exam

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz126
Homework24
Midterm Exam(s)120
Presentation110
Laboratory105
Lab/Practical Exam(s)115
Term Paper15
Final Exam135
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Demonstarte the basic cellular structure
  • Recognize molecular mechanisms in the cell
  • Interpret cell metabolism
  • Understand the cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis
  • Identify distinction between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Develop advanced laboratory skills
  • Explain the structure of animal cells through the study of human blood cells
  • Describe basic cytogenetics and human karyotype
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • 1. Alberts, B., Bray, D., Hopkin, K., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., ... & Walter, P. (2013). Essential cell biology. Garland Science.
  • 2. Cooper, G. M., & Ganem, D. (1997). The Cell: A Molecular Approach. Nature Medicine, 3(9), 1042-1042.
  • 3. Hrnjičević, M. (1995). Funkcionalna citologija. autor.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15230
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project11818
Seminar / Presentation11414
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5