University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

BIOCHEM 3520 - Cancer, Stem Cells and Development (Theory) III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: BIOCHEM 2500 & BIOCHEM 2501
Incompatible: BIOCHEM 3001, BIOCHEM 3235
Assessment: Written test, online assessment, exam
Syllabus:

This course 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.

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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
20937 LE01 15 6 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
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20938 TU01 3 3 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
21212 TU02 3 FULL 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
21213 TU03 3 1 5 Aug - 16 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
23341 TU06 3 FULL 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room