OM 1012: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

Class Program
Credits 4

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms course is an intensive trans-disciplinary course that incorporates the fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, research methods and histology. It is presented using lectures, basic science clinical correlations, medical vignettes, self-directed assignments and integrated learning sessions.  The objective of the course is to promote student learning of the biochemical, molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying normal development, physiology and metabolism, thus providing a foundation for understanding functional defects and disease processes.   The course is organized according to a reductionist point of view, in which cells and tissues will be discussed from simple to complex organization as follows: basic cellular mechanisms, genetics and development, cellular pathologies and tissue organization.