Technology Applications of Eukaryotic Biology
This course is designed to provide an advanced knowledge of a range of aspects of eukaryotic biology, and technology applications of this knowledge, appropriate to the student's chosen degree endorsement. In addition the course provides opportunity to link theoretical knowledge with practical work that may underpin further academic studies and workplace application.
- Learning Outcomes
- On completion of this course students will be able to:
1.Describe key structural and physiological components of a chosen eukaryotic system, with respect to:
b. energy production and utilisation,
c. anabolic and catabolic pathways of metabolism,
d. waste elimination, and
2. Relate how physiological disruption results in selected pathological conditions in a chosen eukaryotic system.
3. Apply knowledge of genetics on an individual and at a population level to:
a. explain and characterize adaptation of eukaryotes in different environments, and
b. explain patterns of genetic pathologies in eukaryotes.
4. Investigate, apply and evaluate a current technology based on a eukaryotic system.
5. Illustrate, using examples, the development of technologies based on eukarytic systems in the area of the student's chosen degree endorsement.
- The content of this course is designed to meet indiviual student requirements for advanced knowledge of eukaryotic systems relevant to their degree endorsement and their particular areas of interest. Detailed course content will be agreed between students and the course co-ordinator prior to course commencement.
Course content may include, but is not limited to:
- Classification of types, structure, reproductive mechanisms, nutrient acquisition, toxin production, culturing in vitro and in vivo, technological uses in the agricultural, food and medical industries.
Invertebrate and vertebrate animal systems:
- Classification of organisms, structural components, physiological systems, metabolism, reproductive systems, evolutionary adaptations, the basis of genetic and physiological disruptions leading to common pathological conditions, in vitro cell culture techniques and applications, use of model systems, technological applications using animal systems in the agricultural, food and medical industries.
- Classification of organisms, structural components, physiological systems, metabolism, production of secondary metabolites, reproductive systems, genetics and evolutionary adaptation, the basis of genetic and physiological disruptions leading to common pathological conditions, in vitro cell culture techniques and applications, use of model systems, technological applications using plant systems in the agricultural, food and medical industries.
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, involving face to face delivery and mixed mode delivery.
Face-to-face delivery methods may include, but are not limited to:
- Tutor facilitated and directed presentations
- Small and large group activites and discussions
- In class problem-based exercises
- Peer presentations and review
- Laboratory/field based practicals
- Field trips/Industry visits
- Guest speakers from Industry
Mixed mode delivery methods may include, but are not limited to:
- Computer based tutorials and problem-based exercises
- Individual and small group research of resources available online
- Individual project time
- Recommended Readings
- Activites in this course require students to seek their own readings from the internet, national and international scientific literature, governent publications, local body publications, other. Guidance will be given to assist student's to acquire appropriate resources.