BMS 270 Ionizing Radiation: What it is and what it does (2017) - Cancelled

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED

Module: 2
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Ned Molyneaux

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Course Number: BMS 270
Course Name: Ionizing Radiation: What it is and what it does
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff

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Campus: Parnassus Heights
Schedule: April 24-May 12, 2017; M & TH, 2:00-5:00 PM PLUS Fri, 5/5, 2:00-5:00 PM
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Class Size: 12

Course Description: Ionizing radiation is used to induce DNA damage, ablate bone marrows and treat cancer.   This course includes an introduction to the  physical interaction of energy with matter and description of types of radiation.   The major focus will be on the ensuing biological response of cells, tissues and organisms: how different events interact, how context drives outcome and how radiation response reveals molecular mechanisms, which lead to the means to manipulate these events.   Most of the discussion will involve mammalian biology but we will touch on other model organisms, depending on the class interests and background.