BIO 61 The Biology of Cancer (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course discusses the history of cancer and its molecular and cellular underpinnings. It examines possible causes and progression of cancer, prevention, screening tests, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Explain how the perception of cancer and theories of its causes have changed throughout history because of important scientific discoveries.
- Outcome 2: Outline the processes ofnoflllal mitosis and gene expression and their regulation and describe changes in these processes leading to unchecked cell growth and cancer.
- Outcome 3: Compare and contrast the mechanisms by which activation of oncogenes, loss of tumor suppressors, loss of cell cycle checkpoints, and development of faulty DNA repair lead to cancer
- Outcome 4: Examine and analyze the various cancer prevention mechanisms including risk assessment, screening, and lifestyle and environmental modification.
- Outcome 5: Explain the relationship between basic biomedical research and the improvement of personal health.
- Outcome 6: Evaluate critically both scientific and non-scientific information on causes, treatment, and prevention of cancer.