Research Approaches to Disease|
In recent decades, research has expanded our understanding of the contribution of genetic and developmental factors and disease vectors in many human diseases and abnormalities. This knowledge shapes how we manage and treat disease. This course will examine how scientists investigate the cell and genetic biology of disease using different cell and organism models. Each student will prepare a seminar on one topic (for example, type II diabetes, cholera, cervical cancer, retinoblastoma, malaria, spina bifida, alcoholism, etc.) that will be followed by a group discussion and exploration of recent peer-reviewed research. This course will enhance students' interpretive understanding of research and challenge the need for and ethical considerations of research.
Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Students will be exposed to current research and required to interpret experimental results in the light of our current understanding or treatment of disease.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: BIOL218 OR [BIOL212 or MB&B212]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
TBA: Papers and Reviews from primary research literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One presentation and one paper per student; participation during group discussions.
Students will be graded on their presentation, participation in discussions, and a paper submitted on the topic of their presentation.
|Instructor(s): Johnson,Ruth Ineke Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: SHAN314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 5||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 3||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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