162.101 Cell Biology (15 credits)

An introduction to the cellular basis of life. Spanning eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells; cellular structure and function; core biochemical components; mechanisms for generating genetic diversity; the flow of information within cells and between generations; gene expression; and a survey of the landscape of modern genomics, this course provides the conceptual foundation for subsequent courses on molecules, cells and organisms.

Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • Passes in the following NCEA standards are highly recommended: level 1, AS90927 (microorganisms); level 2, AS91153 (practical investigation), AS91156 (cellular processes), AS91157 (genetic variation), AS91159 (gene expression); and at least 14 credits of Biology at level 3, or a pass in 162.103. This course is tough if you don’t have the background. Find out if you have what you need by taking this biology readiness quiz.

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 Semester One full semester Internal Auckland Campus
2021 Semester One full semester Internal Manawatu Campus