Molecular and Cellular Biology Subject regulations

Molecular and Cellular Biology focuses on the broad subject areas of molecular biology and cellular biology.

Molecular and Cellular Biology is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Molecular and Cellular Biology may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Molecular and Cellular Biology as a single major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Molecular and Cellular Biology, including BIOEB101, BIOMO101, BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, and at least 45 points from BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMD306.

To complete Molecular and Cellular Biology as part of a double major for the BSc and the BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Molecular and Cellular Biology including BIOEB101, BIOMO101, BIOMO201, BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, and at least 30 points from BIOMO301, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMD306.

To complete a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology, students must complete BIOMO101 and 45 points above 100 level from BIOMO202, BIOMO203, BIOMO204, BIOMO302, BIOMO303, BIOMO304, BIOMO304, BIOMO305 or BIOMD306, including at least 15 points at 200 level and 15 points at 300 level.

Prospective MSc candidates should discuss their 300 level papers with the Postgraduate Convenor in order to ensure that a suitable number and combination of papers are taken.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Molecular and Cellular Biology papers

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BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOMO201 Biochemistry right arrow

The aim of this paper is to familiarize students with the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates (as fundamental...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO202 Genetics right arrow

This paper deals with genetics in the widest sense from the molecular and cellular to the applied and evolutionary. Both prokaryote and eukaryote...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO203 Microbiology right arrow

This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO204 Cell and Organ Physiology in Health and Disease right arrow

This paper integrates basic cell physiology with organ-based physiology and histology, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOMD306 Molecular Biology and Health right arrow

This paper will provide the application of molecular biology knowledge and skills in the health sciences. This paper is specifically designed to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO301 Advanced Biochemistry right arrow

This paper builds on the principles of biochemistry introduced in BIOMO201 to examine molecular mechanisms underlying cellular communication and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO302 Advanced Genetics right arrow

This paper will provide advanced knowledge on microbial and eukaryotic genomes, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, gene editing, the...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO303 Advanced Microbiology right arrow

The paper will provide knowledge of microbial functions and the role of the microbiome in human and ecosystem health.

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO304 From Brain to Behaviour right arrow

The paper will provide a knowledge of physiology with an emphasis on basic research pertaining to how the peripheral tissues and organs communicate...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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BIOMO501 Biomolecular Structure and Cellular Pathways right arrow

This paper is an in-depth examination of biomolecular structure, function, and molecular metabolism using selected examples from the biochemistry...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO502 Molecular Genetics in Health and Disease right arrow

This paper explores how modern molecular approaches are contributing to our understanding of molecular genetics and how this information can be...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO503 Microbiomes right arrow

This paper explores microbiomes in the environment and in association with multicellular organisms, including humans, to understand their critical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO504 Biomedical Physiology right arrow

This paper examines select topics in human/animal physiology in the context of functioning of the organism in health and disease. Elements of...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOMO511 Current Topics in the Biomedical Sciences right arrow

There is a significant amount of research addressing global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO512 Molecular Techniques for Environmental Science right arrow

This paper will introduce students of diverse scientific backgrounds to current and emerging molecular analytic and diagnostic techniques used across...

15 No occurrences
BIOMO592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
BIOMO593 Molecular and Cellular Biology Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 No occurrences
BIOMO594 Molecular and Cellular Biology Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
CHEMY511 Organic Characterisation Techniques right arrow

Using a combination of lectures viewed online and instrumental work, students master the skills required to acquire NMR and mass spectra and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
COMPX555 Bioinformatics right arrow

An introduction to bioinformatics, open to students majoring in computer science or biology. It includes an overview of molecular biology, genomics...

15 No occurrences
SCIEN512 Data Analysis and Experimental Design right arrow

This paper covers aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of scientific data using modern statistical techniques.

15 24A (Hamilton)
SCIEN589 Directed Study right arrow

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
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BIOMO800 Molecular and Cellular Biology MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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BIOMO900 Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24I (Tauranga) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 21 Jul 2024 01:00am