lecture 1 - Molecular Basis of Human Disease BIMM 110,...

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1 Instructor: Dong-Er Zhang TAs Ryan Tewhey (graduate student) Hongfei Fang (graduate student) Andrew Nguyen Ken Makovsky James Gucwa Minh Nguyen Dang Website: WebCT Your own username and password Molecular Basis of Human Disease BIMM 110, Spring of 2010
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2 Why do my students take this class? requirement, interest, and knowledge What will my students do afterward? Goal of Teaching this Class?
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3 Goal of Teaching this Class? Advance to medical, nursing, dental, or pharmacy school to become a doctor, nurse, dentist, or pharmacist Get an entry level technician job in an academic lab, government facility, or biotech/pharmaceutical industry Doing something not directly related to Biological Sciences Go to graduate school to get M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences Then to be Teacher in grade school, Scientist in industry/government, or Professor in academia Become an M.D.-Ph.D. student prepare yourself to be a physician scientist (Professor in medical school)
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4 Goal of Teaching this Class • Emphasize the approach to define the molecular basis of human disease. • Provide the basic knowledge of several representative human diseases. • Introduce the current accomplishment and possible approach of treating human disease based on our current understanding of these diseases.
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5 No required textbooks!
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6 Textbooks - Reference , but not required - An Introduction to Human Molecular Genetics – Jack J. Pasternak, Second Edition, Wiley-Liss, 2005 (Ebook in UCSD BM library – Weblink in the syllabus) - Human Molecular Genetics – Tom Strachan & Andrew P. Read, Third Edition, Garland Science, 2004 - Molecular Biology of The Cell – Alberts et al., Fifth Edition, Garland Science, 2008 (A searchable online edition of the 4th edition of this textbook can be found at : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View. mboc4.TOC&depth=10 - Website (WebCT) - has the following information: Syllabus Lecture Slides will be provided as pdf files General Information: Exams, Grades, Regrades, Office hours and TA discussion sections and contacts.
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Course Grading MIDTERM EXAM : May 4, Tuesday, 3:30 – 4:50 PM , location will be announced later. The midterm exam will account for 40% of the final grade. No make-up exams. FINAL EXAM : June 7, Monday, 3:00 – 5:59 PM , location will be announced later. The final comprehensive exam will account for 60% of the final grade. No make-up exams. Both exams will be closed book/closed computer/no any electronics . There will be zero tolerance to any cheating behavior. The format of midterm and final exams will be similar, i.e. mainly short answers to short questions. All questions on both exams will be derived from lecture material and every lecture will be covered in the exam. Overall course letter grades will be calculated:
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course BIOLOGY BIMM110 taught by Professor Mcginnis during the Spring '10 term at UCSD.

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