Outcome: Structure of the Membrane

Describe the structure and function of membranes, especially the phospholipid bilayer.

In this outcome, we’ll learn about the structure of membranes.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe the structure of cell membranes.
  • Identify components of the cell membrane, including phospholipids, cholesterol, proteins, and carbohydrates.
  • Explain why hydrophilic substances cannot pass through the interior of the cell membrane.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Structure of the Cell Membrane
  • Reading: Phospholipids
  • Self Check: Structure of the Membrane