METACELL: the cell within the body University of Bordeaux
This course consists of a hybrid learning module that providesessential information about how cells connect and communicate witheach other via soluble and cell-attached messengers (signals). Thefocus is on the cell as part of a three layer pluricellular organism(metazoan). Students attend lectures and must prepare as part of ateam, lectures for fellow students on a selected subject.
- High-school graduate level of cell biology - Internet knowledge and connection
SUMMATIVE: - In-course assessment of formal lectures (0.4 weighting) - Assessment of peer teaching at the end of the course (during thefinal 2 face-to-face sessions, an assessment rubric is provided), (0.6weighting) - Team auto-evaluation to ensure individual accountabilityFORMATIVE: - Team auto-evaluation to ensure individual accountability (learninghow to auto-evaluate mid-way through the course)
Introductory lectures provide an overview of how cells and theirextracellular matrix make up tissues and organs. Students learn howthese coordinate their way of functioning through a complex network ofsoluble and cell-attached messengers (signals).Lectures presented by the students provide a more detailed descriptionof one of the following topics: adhesion molecules, extracellularmatrix, receptors, first messengers (hormones, growth factors,neurotransmitters, cytokines), regulation of gene transcription, stemcells, tissue dynamics, cell signalling.
- 15 hours of formal face-to-face teaching - Peer teaching with the preparation of content as part of a team - Tutorials to monitor student progress - Self-learning (library, Internet resources)
Online Course Requirement
Maximum number of students: 16 Relevant English textbooks in library (BUST, Section "Sciences de laVie", level +1):- The Cell (Alberts, et al.), 3 copies, code 571.6 MOL - MolecularBiology of the Cell (Lodish, et al.), 2 copies, 571.6 MOL (same codebut not the same authors) - Essential Cell Biology (Alberts, et al.),2 copies, code 571.6 ESS - Cell Biology (Karp), 1 copy, code 571.6KAR - Signal Transduction (Kramer, 2015), online Babord+Relevant French multimedia resources- www.cellbiol.net/cbe/multimedia.php[http://www.cellbiol.net/cbe/multimedia.php]Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Blended learning
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: IJsbrand Kramerijsbrand.firstname.lastname@example.orgFrédérique Carrèrefrederique.email@example.com