Fall 2020 - MBB 322 D100

Molecular Physiology (3)

Class Number: 2959

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, immune system, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them.

COURSE DETAILS:

LECTURE TOPICS:

  1. Biomembranes Membrane structure, organization, dynamics
  2. Extracellular matrix, cell adhesion
  3. Cell signaling I: Molecular switches, second messengers
  4. Cell signaling II: G-protein coupled receptors
  5. Cell signaling III: Enzyme-coupled receptors, Ras/MAPK
  6. Cell signaling IV: Nerve cells and Neurotransmitters
  7. Cell signaling V: Additional signaling pathways
  8. Eukaryotic cell cycle I: Cyclins, Cyclin-dependent kinases
  9. Eukaryotic cell cycle II: Regulatory events  
  10. Cell death and apoptosis  
  11. Cancer  
  12. Stem Cells

Grading

  • 4 Exams (20% each) 80%
  • Quizzes 10%
  • Assignments 10%

NOTES:

  • Lecture:  blended (synchronous lectures, recorded and available online for asynchronous viewing) 
  • Tutorial:  synchronous (attendance is not mandatory) 
  • Assesssments:  synchronous midterm exams
  • Final exam:  No
  • Remote invigilation:  possibly

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

  • Access to high-speed internet
  • Computer
  • Webcam

REQUIRED READING:

Alberts et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th edition. 2015. Garland Publishing. E-book available at https://www.vitalsource.com/products/molecular-biology-of-the-cell-6e-bruce-alberts-v9781317563754 ISBN: 9781317563754

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).