Cell signalling: how signals are received and transmitted within cells. Steroid hormone and redox signalling. Regulation of growth, development and cell death. Diseases associated with aberrant cell signalling.
Cell signalling is required for every function of every cell. Aberrant cell signalling underlies all major diseases. Here we explore the biochemical and molecular basis of cell signalling pathways required for growth and development, molecular trafficking, metabolism and cell death. Examples of defective signalling leading to disease include the regulation of the cell cycle and cancer, the role of the cytoskeleton in maintaining cell structure and brain development and the role of redox signalling in cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration.
|Paper title||Molecular Basis of Health and Disease|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,680.00|
- BIOC 222 or BIOC 223
- Recommended Preparation
- BIOC 221
- Schedule C
- In approved cases BIOC 221 and (ANAT 241 or any 200-level GENE paper or PHSL 231) may be substituted for BIOC 222 or BIOC 223.
- This paper is suitable for a broad range of majors who have an interest and basic background in the biochemical basis of cell signalling and cellular functions e.g. Otago's BIOC 223 or similar.
- Teaching staff
- Professor Sally McCormick
- No textbook for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry, molecular life sciences and related scientific fields
- Design and execute experiments using contemporary biochemical techniques
- Identify and critically evaluate relevant information