Cognitive:To understand the mechanisms of cell regulation by analyzing topics such as cell interactions, cell signaling - signal transduction pathways, cell cycle regulation, programmed cell death and mechanisms of oncogenesis. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to describe complex cellular mechanisms as well as the way in which their disorder results in diseases in humans.
To familiarize the student with scientific and experimental milestones in Cell Biology in order to understand the principles of experimental analysis in Cell Biology and its applications.
Skills: To be able to identify cell structures and interactions in the environment, molecules and factors involved in cell cycle regulation, signaling pathways, cell death and cell renewal. To be able to search the scientific literature and understand scientific papers.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Mechanisms of cell cycle regulation - Extracellular matrix and cell interactions - Cell signaling/Signal transduction pathways - Programmed cell death - Cancer/oncogenesis