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186.805.01 Molecular Mechanisms & Pathophysiology Journal Club & Seminar

Environmental Health and Engineering
1st term
1 credit
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  4:00 - 6:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Steven An
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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read and critically evaluate scientific papers
  2. Identify criteria for determining the quality of scientific papers
  3. Analyze the methodologies used in each paper presented
  4. Assess new methodological approaches in the area of biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genomics, and epigenetics
  5. Analyze pathophysiologic pathways of environmental diseases at the molecular, cellular, tissue, animal model, and human levels
Methods of Assessment:

Participation 50% Attendance 50%

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

yes, for students not in EHS

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Held in departmental space