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Term: 1st term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Steven An
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:

Provides an opportunity for students and postdoctoral fellows to present scientific papers from the current literature dealing with mechanisms underlying environmental diseases and the methodologies used to study them. Papers are organized around specific themes selected by the course instructors.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Read and critically evaluate scientific papers
Identify criteria for determining the quality of scientific papers
Analyze the methodologies used in each paper presented
Assess new methodological approaches in the area of biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genomics, and epigenetics
Analyze pathophysiologic pathways of environmental diseases at the molecular, cellular, tissue, animal model, and human levels

Methods of Assessment: Participation 50% Attendance 50%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 4:00 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

yes, for students not in EHS

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Held in departmental space