Cell and Molecular Biology of Medicine

Modality:
Online
Session:
III. August 7–11, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Instructor(s):
to be announced
Prerequisites:
Students with one year of experience in both high school biology and chemistry will be most prepared for this course, but neither are required for enrollment.

“I have gained a ton of useful information on topics ranging from how drugs interact with our bodies all the way to how diseases work.” – Joshua P. | Saint Paul, Minnesota

Course Description

At the core of most modern medical treatments is an understanding of how cells and biological molecules work. In this course we examine the functioning of medications such as antibiotics, antiviral drugs, chemotherapy, and psychiatric drugs. We also look at the molecular biology and treatment of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and auto-immune disorders such as lupus.

Class time is devoted to interactive lectures and in-class assignments designed to help students understand the connections between science and medical treatments. Outside of class, participants are expected to write a number of short essays exploring how various modern medical treatments work on a cellular and molecular level.

Instructor(s)

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Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.