Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog
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BIOL 456 - Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease

Units: 3
An in-depth analysis of molecular medicine and advances in the field taught through a combination of didactic methods and the use of case studies.  Includes basic principles of molecular medicine, discoveries in cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease, applications of clinical research, relevant subjects in biomedical ethics, and current developments in personalized medicine.  An overview of the process from basic science discover to therapeutic or vaccine approval is presented using practical aspects of specific case studies.  Lecture instruction may include determination of biomarkers for disease, detection and treatment of cancer, animal models of disease for pre-clinical studies, use of cell-based therapeutics, targeting of cellular signal transduction pathways and vaccine development. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for BIOL 396 -6, BIOL 486 -4, or BIOL 686 -4.

Prerequisite(s): ONE of the following with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or consent of the instructor: BIOL 351  (or BIOL 351 course directive), BIOL 352  (or BIOL 352 course directive), BIOL 353  (or BIOL 353 course directive), BIOL 477 , BIOL 504 , BIOT 355  or BIOT 356 



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