Aug 23, 2019  
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BIOL 431 - The Cell Biology of Cancer


Description:
The study of the  biology of cancer with an emphasis on dysregulation of cellular pathways responsible for cancer development and the effectiveness of current therapuetic drugs on treatment. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite: BIOL 430 or CHEM 431.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)

Assessment

 

Identify the cellular pathways and proteins responsible for cancer development.

 

 

Homework assignments, participation in class discussion/assignments and written and oral exams.

 

Describe the role of genetic instability in the evolution of cancer cells.

 

 

Homework assignments, participation in class discussion/assignments and written and oral exams.

 

Evaluate the biology of therapeutic drugs and their effectiveness in the treatment of cancer.

 

 

 

Homework assignments, participation in class discussion/assignments and written and oral exams.

 

Apply cell biology concepts and interpret data presented in primary literature articles in cancer biology.

 

Students will present data from primary research paper to class and facilitate class discussion on the data.

 

Group oral presentations will be graded using a rubric created by instructor.





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