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Lecture01 - Fundamentals of Biology BIOL0126 Frederick C...

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Fund of Bio Fundamentals of Biology Frederick C. Leung “Fred” KBSB, 5N-12 2299-0825 [email protected] BIOL0126 WebCT Fund of Bio Biol 0126: Fundamentals of Biology ( 6 credits, 36 lectures and tutorials ) Teachers: Professor Frederick C Leung (FCL), Dr. Wing- yee Lui (WYL), Dr. Alice Wong (AW) and Dr. Edmund Li (EL) WebCT Fund of Bio Introduction (1 lecture, FCL) Biology and life science. Scientists at work. Cell Biology (15 lectures/tutorials, WYL) What is a cell? Cellular components. Cell growth and survival. Food consumption and energy. Cells stick to each other to form tissue and organ. Cell division and cell cycle. Growing cells in the laboratory. Tissue engineering and applications. Sex and Reproduction. Course Contents Fund of Bio Molecular Biology (5 lectures/tutorials, AW) Chemistry of life. Biological molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids). What is a gene? Heredity (genetics). Cancer and disease. Course Contents Fund of Bio Systems at work -- neural biology, endocrinology, immunology, and physiology (8 lectures/tutorials, FCL) Cell-cell communications -- sending signals by electric currents and by chemicals. Signaling pathways within cells. Hormones and growth factors. AIDS and the body defense mechanism. Viruses and bacteria. Course Contents Fund of Bio Nutrition and Diet (6 lectures/tutorials, EL) Essential nutrients and energy balance. Diet and health. Course Contents
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Fund of Bio Assessment: One essay assignment (30% weighting); One two-hour written examination in December (70% weighting). Biol 0126: Fundamentals of Biology ( 6 credits, 36 lectures and tutorials ) Reference books: 1. Starr C: Biology of Today and Tomorrow (Tomas 2005) 2. Whitney E & Rolfes SR: Understanding Nutrition. 10th Ed. (Thomson, 2005) 3. Alters & Alters: Biology – Understanding Life (Wiley 2006) Fund of Bio Essay assignment Write an essay entitled “The Evolution of XXXX”. XXXX can be a TV, computer, mouse, US$ dollar, chair, airplane, and etc. XXX also has to be non-biological organism.
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