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BIOCHEM 3235 - Cancer, Stem Cells & Development III (Biomed Sc)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week, 3 x 5 hour practical per fortnight or PBL for the semester (total 11.5 hrs/week)
Restriction: Available to BSc (Biomedical Science) students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: BIOCHEM 2500 & BIOCHEM 2501
Incompatible: BIOCHEM 3001, BIOCHEM 3520
Assessment: Exam on lecture material, practical reports, PBL/Tutorial exercises and online assessment
Syllabus:

This Capstone course combines lectures and tutorials with cutting edge research-based practical exercises. The lecture material covers major conceptual and technical advances in this field, focussing on two principle themes: 1. Molecular Basis of Cancer: topics include the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell communication, signal transduction pathways, genetic mutations, oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, clonal selection, the hallmarks of cancer and metastasis, dysregulation of cell cycle checkpoints, DNA damage, replicative senescence, telomere shortening and genomic instability, control of cell proliferation and apoptosis, cancer-specific metabolism and oncometabolites. Specific examples are included of current of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer. 2. Stem Cells and Development: topics include the embryonic and adult stem cells, cellular reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), generation of transgenic/knock-out mice using CRISPR/Cas9 and other techniques, with medical and other applications. Finally, the topics of cell differentiation, neurogenesis and exploring neural circuits will be covered. The practical component involves a research-based practical project using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in the first seven weeks of the semester to complement the lecture material, with problem-based learning exercises where theoretical knowledge is applied to solve practical biomedical problems in the final five weeks of the semester.

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Units
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22130 LE01 25 17 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22133 TU01 5 1 3 Aug - 14 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
22134 TU02 5 2 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
23117 TU04 5 5 3 Aug - 14 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
23555 TU03 5 4 5 Aug - 16 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
Automatic Enrolment Class: PBL Session
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22131 PB01 25 17 14 Sep - 14 Sep Monday 1pm - 3pm  
17 Sep - 17 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
12 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm  
15 Oct - 15 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
29 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)
Automatic Enrolment Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22132 PR01 25 17 27 Jul - 7 Sep Monday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
6 Aug - 6 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
20 Aug - 20 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
3 Sep - 3 Sep Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
Note: Available face-to-face (on-campus)