Fall 2023 - HSCI 440 D100
Cell Pathophysiology Laboratory (4)
Class Number: 4693
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
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Office Hours: by appointment
Prerequisites:HSCI 321, HSCI 323, and one of BISC 357, MBB 308, or MBB 309W, all with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
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.
- Lab reports 50%
- Tests 30%
- Quiz 12%
- Participation 8%
EXPECTATIONS / IMPORTANT NOTES: Students must bring their own lab coat to each class. 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.
TEXTBOOK: No required textbook for this course. A course handbook will be distributed in the first class.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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