University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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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Amount
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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 07/08/2023 Wed 16/08/2023 Fri 15/09/2023 Fri 27/10/2023


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21727 LE01 25 20 24 Jul - 11 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Wednesday 9am - 10am Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
3 Aug - 14 Sep Thursday 9am - 10am Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Wednesday 9am - 10am Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
19 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 9am - 10am 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
21730 TU01 5 5 4 Aug - 15 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Friday 12pm - 1pm Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
21731 TU02 5 4 4 Aug - 15 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
22487 TU04 5 3 2 Aug - 13 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Mawson, 134, Sprigg Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
23255 TU03 5 4 1 Aug - 12 Sep Tuesday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Tuesday 11am - 12pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
23488 TU06 5 5 25 Jul - 12 Sep Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
23489 TU05 5 4 26 Jul - 13 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
Automatic Enrolment Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21729 PR01 25 20 24 Jul - 4 Sep Monday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
3 Aug - 3 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
17 Aug - 17 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
31 Aug - 31 Aug Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
Automatic Enrolment Class: PBL Session
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21728 PB01 25 20 16 Oct - 23 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm  
19 Oct - 19 Oct Thursday 1pm - 3pm  
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.