GSND N 500BFundamentals II (January-May 2019),Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Welcome to the Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences
The class will meet once a week for 18 weeks (3 hour sessions), starting on Wednesday, January 16th (from 6pm to 9pm). The course covers basic concepts in cell biology and serves as a foundation for elective courses within the program.
In this course, students are introduced to basic cellular structure and function. Topics include: an introduction to the techniques used for studying cell biology, biomembranes, cell compartments, exocytosis and endocytosis, the nucleus, cell cycle and apoptosis, cell signaling, cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix, angiogenesis, wound repair, cell surface specializations and junctions, and basic tissue biology of epithelia, connective tissue, cell biology of cancer, cardiac tissue, stem cells, development, genetic modification of a cell/organism, gene expression and immunology. The lecture series provides an overview of important concepts in cell biology. Key experiments are described and some of the relevant topics of cell biology in the news are discussed.
Slides will be provided before each lecture and students are expected to bring lectures to class.
Two exams will be given, one mid-semester and one at the end. The final is not cumulative. Exam questions will primarily be multiple choice, but there could also be short and long answers. Each lecture will be given equal weight and 10-point assignment on the exam. Your grade will be computed at the end of the semester based on the percentage of points earned out of the total points available. This final average may or may not be scaled on a curve, depending on class performance. Presenters will be available via e-mail to answer questions students have on material.
Lectures will most likely be recorded, and can be accessed through video@njms
Recommended Textbook(s) – Most of the lectures are based on chapters from different books, which are available at the Library. Below are some of the books:
Essential Cell Biology 2nd edition by Alberts et al., 2004, Garland. Molecular Biology of the Cell by Alberts et al., Garland. Molecular Cell Biology, 5th edition, by Lodish et al., 2003, Freeman. The Cell a Molecular Approach by Cooper and Hausman, 2007, Sinauer.
Textbooks do not need to be purchased. The student is encouraged to focus on lecture's slides, as each lecturer has his/her own preferences
Location – Medical Science Building B552 (subject to change)