Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021

     

BIOS 420 001 (CRN: 13017)

MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASES

Long Title: MOLECULAR BASIS OF DISEASES
Department: Biosciences
Instructor: Gao, Yang
Meeting: 9:00AM - 9:50AM MWF BRC 284 (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 35
Section Enrolled: 20
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 35
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 26
Enrollment data as of: 25-MAY-2022 2:46PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
12-DEC-2021  
9:00AM - 12:00PM U HRG 100
 
Description: The course intends to provide in-depth knowledge of the molecular basis of human diseases. We will discuss: 1) Different types of genetic variations that may lead to human diseases; 2) The various approaches to investigate the molecular basis of human diseases; 3) The molecular and cellular consequences of disease-associated genetic variations; 4) The physiological and environmental causes of genetic variations; 5) The molecular basis for disease diagnosis and treatments. We will mainly focus on molecular mechanisms of inherent genetic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and environmentally induced diseases. This will be a combined lecture/discussion course. The class materials are mainly based on preliminary literatures and case studies. Students are expected to actively participate in discussion in class and to give presentations and lectures based on research paper. Cross-list: BIOS 520. Recommended Prerequisite(s): (BIOS 301 or BIOC 301) and (BIOS 302 or BIOC 302)