Course Description

Course Name

Cell Biology

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

18 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: Admission will be restricted to students who have passed either NSC Physical Science or Life Science with at least 60%.
NOTE: Preference will be given to students registered in the Science Faculty.
Students registered for this course will be assessed in week 5; if it is judged that they are not coping with the level and pace of the course, and would benefit from an opportunity to strengthen foundational concepts and learn new material at a slower pace, they will be required to transfer to BIO1000H from week 7.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
Basic biological principles and processes at a cellular level provide an essential grounding for future study in the life sciences. Chemistry concepts necessary for understanding biological processes are
introduced, as well as the structure and function of cell components. Cellular respiration and the energetic relationships of photosynthesis, and cellular processes associated with nitrogen assimilation, animal physiology and animal behaviour follow. Sections dealing with genetics and cell division provide an introduction to biological diversity.

*Course content subject to change