Jun 15, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 312 - Biology of Cancer

5 CR

Same as RAIT 312 .
Emphasis is on the cellular, genetic, biochemical and environmental aspects of the disease including discussion of the multiple disease nature of cancer, its diagnosis and treatment. Either BIOL 312 or RAIT 312  may be taken for credit, not both.

Recommended: BIOL 160  or BIOL 211 .
Prerequisite(s): Admission into the program or permission of the Program Chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Describe the basic biology and genetics of cells, including the cell cycle and its controls, the structure and function of DNA, and replication.
  • Outline an overview of cancer (historical, epidemiological, chronic nature of the disease).
  • Identify cellular changes that occur in cancer.
  • Discuss occupational, environmental and viral causes of cancer.
  • Analyze the general process of angiogenesis and metastasis.
  • List the types of, diagnosis, and treatments of cancer.
  • Describe the role of nutrition in cancer.
  • Describe the societal (social, economic and ethical) impact of the fight against cancer.

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