First Semester - 18 points
An introduction to the biology of cells; fundamentals of molecular biology; organismal and molecular genetics; human genetic variation; diversity and biology of microorganisms; microbial virulence and disease processes.
CELS 191 provides a fundamental introduction to cell and molecular biology and genetics. This is a compulsory paper for Health Sciences First Year students and a prerequisite for many other biology-related courses.
Staff from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology teach in the following modules of this course:
For the full content of the course, see the CELS 191 course page on the University of Otago website.
Students are encouraged to contact staff by email to make arrangements for a time to discuss course-related matters.
For more information on this course, please contact Academic Convenor Associate Professor Bruce Russell (Department of Microbiology and Immunology) or Course Coordinator Dr Lisa Russell (Department of Zoology)