BIOMG 8370

BIOMG 8370

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduction to concepts, historical perspectives and outstanding questions in selected topics through weekly lectures, discussions and analysis of research literature.

When Offered Multi-semester course (Spring).

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: first year BMCB students.

Comments Students must enroll in both BIOMG 8369 and BIOMG 8370 to receive a final grade. The grade recorded at the end of the second semester (BIOMG 8370) evaluates the student's performance in the course for the entire year.

  • Describe the historical background and current state of knowledge for the 21 key topics in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology covered in class.
  • Critically read and analyze research literature, being able to identify strong scientific conclusions, open areas for future investigation, as well as issues in data presentation and interpretation (such as lack of controls, need for additional supporting information or possible alternative interpretations).
  • Evaluate and explain factual claims, theories and assumptions.
  • Identify the components of a rigorous research design.
  • Describe the principles underlying core methods and techniques used in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.
  • Interpret and explain scientific results.
  • Confidently express thoughts and scientific opinions in public.
  • Independently find, access and evaluate information needed to advance research in a given scientific field.
  • Think analytically and use quantitative reasoning to solve scientific problems in the areas of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4092BIOMG 8370  DIS 201

  • Enrollment for this course is limited to 1st-year BMCB graduate students only. Students must have taken BIOMG 8369 the previous spring semester to enroll in BIOMG 8370. This class is combined with BIOMG 8369 to make a 6 credit, two-semester course (BIOMG 8369, fall – 2 credits; BIOMG 8370, spring - 4 credits). Students will receive a single grade after completing both BIOMG 8369 and BIOMG 8370.