LFYS1100 Advanced cell and molecular biology (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


  • DNA, RNA, chromosomes and DNA replication

  • From DNA to RNA: transcription

  • Genetic expression regulation and its study 

  • From RNA to protein(s)

  • Biological membranes and membrane proteins

  • Membrane transport and action potentials

  • Cell exoskeleton and muscular contraction

  • Parts of the cell and transport between them

  • Cell communication

  • Cell cycle, cell growth and degradation, and genetics 

Learning outcomes

 Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • describe cell structure and its link with cell function

  • explain fundamentals of genetic information storage and transcription information

  • describe how genetic transcription leads to protein synthesis and how proteins function and affect cell regulation

  • explain fundamentals of cell size and number regulation

  • describe fundamentals of cell movement, messaging and communication

  • connect cell and molecular biology knowledge to physical activity and exercise physiology

  • expand and develop learning from other biochemical courses

  • critically evaluate misinterpretations related to the understanding and application of cell and molecular biology and debate these through scientific concepts

Description of prerequisites

LBIP1001 Solu- ja molekyylibiologian perusteet (2 op)

Study materials

Alberts Essential cell biology. New York : Garland Science 5th Edition

Other reading and video material as agreed

Completion methods

Method 1

Lectures 20 h. Independent study. Lectures and literature in same exam.
Evaluation criteria:
Exam 100%
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish