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SLE206 - Molecular Cell Biology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


Unit chair:

A Michalczyk





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester.

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit will include coverage of the following topics: universal features of cells; diversity of genomes; origin of eukaryotic cells; the structure of DNA and chromosomes; DNA replication and gene expression; the cell membranes; membrane transport; intracellular compartments and protein sorting; vesicular trafficking; mitochondria and chloroplasts; cell communication; the cytoskeleton; the cell cycle and apotosis; cell division; cell junctions.


Two tests (10% each) 20%, practical report 40%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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