University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOCHEM 3001 - Cancer, Stem Cells & Development III

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 for the semester (total 11.5 hrs/week)
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: BIOCHEM 2500 & BIOCHEM 2501 or BIOCHEM 2502 & BIOCHEM 2503
Incompatible: BIOCHEM 3520, BIOCHEM 3235
Assessment: Exam on lecture material, practical component and written test
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 an individually written essay on a specific research topic in the final five weeks of the semester.

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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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22122 LE01 160 115 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
Note: This course is not available for remote study - not available to students located overseas or interstate.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21825 TU01 15 3 5 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
22904 TU02 15 5 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
22905 TU03 15 FULL 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
23339 TU06 15 7 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
Automatic Enrolment Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22123 PR01 50 5 25 Jul - 5 Sep Monday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
4 Aug - 4 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
18 Aug - 18 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
1 Sep - 1 Sep Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
Automatic Enrolment Class: Paper
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21354 PA01 70 25 12 Sep - 12 Sep Monday 1pm - 3pm  
15 Sep - 15 Sep Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
10 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm  
13 Oct - 13 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
27 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm