Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOMG 4880 - Cancer Genetics

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 .

A. Koren.

This course will focus on the fundamentals of cancer genetics and genomics. Main topics include the genes and pathways that are mutated in various cancer types, mechanisms leading to cancer mutations and cancer development, current genetic and genomic methods used to study and to diagnose cancer, and how genetics and genomics are informing cancer treatment.

Outcome 1: Explain the basic pathways and genes that lead to the development of cancer.

Outcome 2: Describe the various factors and complexity of genetic mutations in cancer.

Outcome 3: Be able to interpret genomic data and graphs relating to cancer mutations and cancer biology.

Outcome 4: Be able to read, understand, critically evaluate and summarize primary literature in cancer genetics and genomics.

Outcome 5: Articulate a research plan based on cancer genetics and genomics techniques and knowledge.

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