Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Molecular endocrinology

BIO-450

Enseignant(s) :

Brisken Cathrin

Langue:

English

Summary

We will define the concept of homeostasis and principles of hormone action and the molecular mechanisms underlying them. Interactions with the environment and pertinent public health issues will be analyzed.

Content

Study the molecular mechanisms of hormone action. After a basic primer in general endocrinology, examine the various mechanisms of steroid and peptide hormone action, as well as the cross talk between the pathways and their role in cellular signaling. Study the role of hormones in development. Then, focus on how these pathways are involved in human diseases such as diabetes, obesity and endocrine-related cancer and discuss mechanisms of endocrine disruption.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra lectures, journal clubs, oral presentation of the proposal.

Expected student activities

Presentation and critical analysis of papers.

Oral presentation of research proposal.

Assessment methods

Oral : quality of slides, clarity and content of presentation, ability to answer questions

Continuous control, final written exam.

Supervision

Assistants No
Others Two hours of "exercises" per week. This will be used as appropriate through the course (discussion with teacher(s), preparation time etc).

Resources

Bibliography

No prerequisite.

Notes/Handbook

When possible, copies of the slides will be provided.

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

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12-13     
13-14     
14-15 CM1113   
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16-17 CM1113   
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18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand