Undergraduate Course: Tissue and Cancer Stem Cells (DEBI10035)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Tissue and Cancer Stem Cells will cover the topic of how stem cells build and maintain organs in healthy organisms, focussing on well-studied paradigmatic systems and how aberrant stem cell-like cells behave in neoplasia.
Tissue and Cancer Stem Cells aims to give students an up to date exposure to developments in understanding how stem cells are deployed to create and maintain tissues and organs and how these processes can be subverted in cancer.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 24,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Essay - 100%
||Lectures with discussion sessions for a small group of students gives the maximum opportunity for students to ask and answer questions related to the lecture topics, reinforcing learning outcomes.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Increased understanding of how stem cells are used to develop and maintain tissues.
- Increased understanding of how stem cells become dysregulated in cancer.
- Ability to critically evaluate scientific papers.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Clare Blackburn
Tel: (0131 6)51 9563
|Course secretary||Mrs Carolyn Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8651