Study programme 2020-2021Français
Biologie cellulaire
Programme component of Master's in Biomedical Sciences à la Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UM-M1-BIOMED-035-MOptional UEBURTEA CarmenM108 - Chimie générale, organique et biomédicale
  • BURTEA Carmen

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français151500022.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
M-CGOB-302Cellular biology1515000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Scientific skills
    • Implement and independently carry out an experimental approach, validate a model by comparing its predications with experimental results, assess the limitations of the model's validity, and identify sources or error.
    • In response to situations and aware of the methodological limitations: - Use common techniques of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, studies of tissues and organs (i.e. link a macroscopic phenomenon to microscopic processes). - Use an experimental device in a biological model, know and use the concepts and techniques of animal physiology.
    • Use acquisition and data analysis software specific to biomedical sciences
    • Be familiar with biomedical science research tools, including bioinformatics tools.
    • Use the main measuring instruments and identify sources of error.
    • Appropriately select measuring instruments, analyse and process the signal obtained
    • Use basic mathematical tools
    • Be a responsible researcher: - Know how to base their reasoning on data obtained from scientific literature. - Know how to integrate an ethical dimension in their reasoning. - Be loyal (to the facts, to the team, and to intellectual property). - Do not tamper with results. - Do not exploit the work of others. - Demonstrate experimental rigor.
  • Professional integration skills
    • Invest their knowledge and skills in professional scenarios
    • Network, and use digital communication and collaboration tools
    • In the digital age, be responsible for the mastery of their digital identity, and respect the rules on privacy and intellectual property
    • Work in teams in different contexts including with people from different disciplines, integrate, fit in, collaborate, communicate and report
    • Be in a hierarchical and professional environment, identify their skills and follow procedures, legislation, standards, among other security and safety measures
    • Be accountable for their actions and practices in decision-making regarding humans, biodiversity, the environment and society
    • Be aware of ethical issues and apply ethical codes specific to life sciences in their behaviour
    • Be introduced to the process of production, distribution and exploitation of knowledge
    • Work independently: - Get organised, manage time and priorities, assess themself. - Master assessment methods. - Continue learning individually, prepare to educate themselves throughout life. - Demonstrate abstract thinking. - Be introduced to project management. - Show initiative.
    • Demonstrate their ability to research, analyse and synthesise: - Research, analyse, use different sources of information and materials related to biomedical sciences, format them to draw up a summarised document, produced and broadcast them on digital media. - Carry out a study, identify and raise an issue in a predefined context, build and develop an argument, interpret the data and results, develop an overview, and propose extensions. - Question themselves, think critically, debate, and defend their ideas.
    • Master written and oral scientific expression. Be independent in writing and show that they can communicate their thoughts, reason and organise their knowledge

Learning Outcomes of UE

The aim of this course is to provide students with general notions of molecular cell biology, allowing them to deal with more complex notions of structure and function of proteins, with a particular emphasis on the internal organization of the cell, the plasma membrane transport, molecular mechanisms of intracellular protein sorting and of vesicular tranfficking, as well as of the protein degradation by the proteasome.

Content of UE

The following themes will be approached:
Universal characteristics of the cells;
Catalysis and the use of energy by cells;
Membrane structure and transport across cell membranes;
Internal organization of the eukaryote cell; 
Intracellular compartments and protein sorting; 
Intracellular vesicular traffic;
Protein synthesis, assembling and destruction.

Prior Experience

General Biochemistry
Molecular biology

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Written examination
  • Practical test

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

The active participation of students during the course contributes to the evaluation process.
The practical works (TP) are compulsory. The access to the exam is conditioned by the presence at TP. The results of practical experiments carried out during the TP account for 10% of the final quotation.
Access to Practical Works will be conditioned by the acquisition of the specific skills included in the follow-up notebook and considered necessary for the successful completion of these Practical Works.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Iedm Q2

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Conférences
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Travaux de laboratoire
  • Exercices de création et recherche en atelier
  • Projet sur ordinateur
  • Etudes de cas

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
M-CGOB-302Copies of the PowerPoint presentations are available on the Moodle platform.
Syllabus of "Cell biology" laboratory
Presentation of Adobe Photoshop (employed for the treatment of photographs obtained by fluorescent microscopy), ImageJ (employed for the analysis of photographs obtained by fluorescent microscopy) and Excel (employed for the treatment of experimental results) software

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
M-CGOB-302Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
M-CGOB-302Biologie moléculaire de la cellule (4ème édition en français), Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P, Médecine-Sciences Flammarion, 2004.
Campbell Biology (9th Edition), Reece JB, Urry LA, Cain ML, Wasserman SA, Minorsky PV, Jackson RB, Pearson Education Press, 2010.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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