CMCA 510S Introduction to Cancer Biology 2.0 Credits
This course provides a broad-based introduction to the field of cancer biology. The course focuses on mutations in enzymes that alter activity, modulation of transcription and translation in cancer cells, defects in DNA damage repair pathways, rewiring of signal transduction pathways, and alterations in cell cycle regulation. The majority of the course is discussion-based and focuses on analysis of primary literature, with an emphasis on training students in critical reading of primary scientific research reports. Topics will parallel those covered in the Foundations in Bioscience 1 course, but from a cancer biology-relevant perspective.
College/Department: COM School of Biomedical Sciences Professional Studies Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
For additional information, and an up-to-date list of the writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Drexel University Writing Center page