BMS245 Molecular Cell Biology 2 (6)

Molecular Cell Biology 2 will expand on Molecular Cell Biology 1, detailing advanced aspects of cellular structure and function, regulation, the cell cycle and sexual reproduction. It links aspects of biochemistry and genetics as they pertain to cell functioning and fits this knowledge into the broader context of organism structure, cancer development and embryological development.


Micro Session 1 (12)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BMS245. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences



Subject Relationships

BMS241 BMS245 is equivalent to BMS241 without the laboratory practicals

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe in detail, cell structure and function, including subcellular structure, membranes, membrane proteins, active and passive transport, the cytoskeleton and cell movement;
  • be able to describe the processes involved in cellular energy production and the cellular structures responsible for these processes;
  • be able to explain the importance of sexual reproduction for cells and organisms; and
  • be able to describe the processes of cell regulation including cell signalling, the cell cycle and sexual reproduction; and
  • be able to evaluate their role in development, cell and tissue differentiation and programmed cell death.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Topic 1: Membrane structure;
  • Topic 2: Membrane transport;
  • Topic 3: Energy from food;
  • Topic 4: Energy production;
  • Topic 5: Intracellular compartments;
  • Topic 6: Cell Signaling;
  • Topic 7: Cytoskeleton;
  • Topic 8: Cell division;
  • Topic 9: Sexual reproduction; and
  • Topic 10: Tissues and cancer.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.