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BIOLOGY 431 Cancer Biology

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    Jul 28, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it gives you a very in depth look into what causes cancer, how cancer takes over the body, and what treatments are being used to cure cancer. You also get a glance into what current research on cancer looks like and how patients' conditions have improved over the years through the advancement of treatment options. This course is really helpful if you are thinking of going into the medical field or research!

    Course highlights:

    Most of this course looks into what goes on at the cellular level of a cancerous growth. I learned all about which cellular mechanisms are turned off or on during the process of excess cellular proliferation. After looking into how these mechanisms have gone awry, we got to learn how the current treatment methods are working in opposition to the malfunctioning cellular mechanisms to bring about healing in the body. The class used many diagrams to help understand the processes that had gotten messed up. The format of the tests involved vocabulary and short answer questions which helped to solidify the content learned into your memory.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be diligent and keep up with the reading. The text is essential to this course and passing the course cannot happen unless you keep up with the reading. Take time to consider the diagrams in the text and be sure to understand how they work before moving on to the rest of the chapter. The questions in the back of each chapter are extremely important to learning the material, so practice answering them to the best of your ability and you will do well on the tests!

    • Spring 2016
    • Matthew Waterman
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