Summer 2019 - HSCI 440 D100

Cell Pathophysiology Laboratory (4)

Class Number: 2605

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9650, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Edward Pokrishevsky
    epokrish@sfu.ca
    778.782.3440
    Office: BLU 10507
  • Prerequisites:

    HSCI 321 and one of BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A review of pathophysiological mechanisms of disease with an emphasis on the molecular, cellular and genetic bases of pathology. Laboratory includes cell-biology experiments, histological preparations, and microscopic examination of normal and diseased tissues.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will provide students with hands-on experience in techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology to investigate mechanisms involved in cellular pathophysiology.  Topics will include cell growth, apoptosis, cell differentiaion and cell migration.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

The objectives of this course are to provide students with  knowledge in research techniques that can be used to investigate topics in cell biology as it relates to biological mechanisms governing disease pathogenesis in humans.  At the end of this course students are expected to be able to discuss the basis for normal and pathological states at the molecular, cellular and tissue level.

Grading

  • Lab reports 50%
  • Tests 30%
  • Quizzes 12%
  • Participation 8%

NOTES:

TEACHING FORMAT: There will be one 4-hour laboratory class each week. Classes will include a short lecture, in-class lab experimentation and discussion.  In addition, there will be laboratory sessions that include extended lectures on the conceptual basis of the experiments and group discussions of our experimental results.  Attendance is required. 

EXPECTATIONS / IMPORTANT NOTES: 
The professor may make changes to the syllabus if necessary, within Faculty / University regulations. This course is offered in lecture/lab/demonstration format. Notes from class presentations will be provided as PowerPoint presentations. Some assignments, readings and articles will be available from Canvas.

REQUIREMENTS:

Students must bring their own lab coat to each class.  No open toe shoes (e.g., sandals, flip-flops, etc) in the lab.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

TEXTBOOK:  No required textbook for this course.  A course handbook will be distributed in the first class.

Registrar Notes:

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