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740362A Cellular Biology, 6 ECTS cr 
Code 740362A  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Cellular Biology  Abbreviation Cellular Biolog 
Scope6 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3254 Biochemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Preceding studies
all these courses/examinations
    750121P Cell biology
    740143P Biomolecules for Biochemists
    740144P Biochemical Methodologies I
Unit Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine 

Henrika Honkanen 

ECTS Credits 

6 credits

Language of instruction 



B.Sc. yr2 spring

Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion students are able to:

  • interpret and analyze the general molecular mechanisms of cell functions
  • plan how such molecular mechanisms can be studied in vitro and in vivo
  • track the molecular defects that might be responsible for abnormal functioning of cells e.g. in disease states

The aim of the course is to deepen the knowledge about where in the cell different biochemical reactions take place, how the molecules are trafficked between organelles, and how these phenomena can be studied in cultured cells. The course aims to address specifically the specific functions of the organelles in an eukaryotic cell, transport of material into and out of the cells, and how the cytoskeleton serves many of these functions. The course contains practical lab work, during which the students learn basic skills on cell culture and fluorescence microscopy. The practical course is compulsory for the Biochemistry students.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

24 h lectures, 40 h lab

Target group 

Major students

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Cell biology, Biomolecules for biochemists, Biochemical methodologies I

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Lodish, et al., Molecular Cell Biology (partly), 4th edition. W.H. Freeman and Company

Assessment methods and criteria 

Lab reports, final exam

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

Henrika Honkanen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Location of instruction: Kontinkangas


Additional data in the course catalogue FBMM - Courses in English for exchange students, Biochemistry
EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Lecture part is in Finnish (not available for exchange students). Attendance to laboratory part (in English) is possible if student has sufficient prior practical experience and there are space (degree students have a privilege).

Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Cellular Biology  Course  Henrika Honkanen  12.02.21 -28.05.21

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Cellular Biology exam exam  Exam  Henrika Honkanen  23.04.21
registration period has not begun Cellular Biology exam kkangas 1st retake exam  Exam  Henrika Honkanen  10.05.21
registration period has not begun Cellular Biology exam 2nd retake Kkangas exam  Exam  Henrika Honkanen  31.05.21