This course contains a blend of text and a multimedia interactive component to look at the uniformity and diversity within cells. Fundamental to understanding how cells ‘work’ is knowledge of the sub-cellular components and how they are arranged and this is tested through a series of in-text and self-assessment questions.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- list the main components of cells
- summarise the structure and function of the different components
- outline how cell ultrastructure is related to cell function
- identify cell organelles and the main cytoskeletal components in diagrams and EM micrographs and interpret simple EM images.
|1. Introducing the cell
|Introducing the cell
|2. How is subcellular organisation studied?
|3. The organisation of prokaryotic cells
|The organisation of prokaryotic cells
|4. The organisation of eukaryotic cells
|Ribosomes: the sites of protein synthesis
|Protein secretion from the cell
|Lysosomes and peroxisomes
|5. Cell interactions in tissues
|A Tour Of The Cell – Acknowledgements