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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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HSCI 369 - Cell Biology of Cancer
Description: Topics in molecular cell biology relating to the cell biology of cancer will be discussed. This upper level undergraduate course builds on concepts introduced in foundational courses in cell biology and will emphasize experimental methods and design, as well as critical data analysis. Students will present papers from the primary literature each week individually or in groups.
This course draws on the core themes of organization, molecular evolution, flow of biological information and interdependence and interactions within biological systems.
This course will improve students’ abilities to:
1.Describe our current understanding of the behavior of neoplastic as compared with normal cells
2.Describe the experimental systems and methodologies that have been and are currently used to study the cell biology of cancer
3.Describe unanswered questions within the field of cancer biology
4.Read and interpret primary scientific literature
5.Evaluate scientific data from the literature critically
6.Communicate scientific information in both written and oral formats.

Texts & Readings

Weinberg (2006). Biology of Cancer.

What Students Should Know

Contact the instructor if you have any questions about this course, e.g. permission to pre-register for students lacking pre-requisite courses. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Human Science Department

Course Attributes:
Mean Grade is Calculated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Human Science

( HSCI 310 or HSCI 280) and BIOL 363 and BIOL 170 and BIOL 175 and BIOL 208

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