Undergraduate Course 4461B

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Course number:
Anatomy & Cell Biology 4461B - 2013-2014

Course Name:
Translational Models of Cancer

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Trevor Shepherd
Office: London Regional Cancer Program Room A4-836
Phone: (519) 685-8500 ext. 56347
Email: tshephe6@uwo.ca

Prerequisites:
ACB 3309 or Pathology 3240A (can be waived by course coordinator)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course introduces main cancer types in terms of histology, prognosis, biomarkers, imaging and sites of metastasis. Students will learn what translational cancer research is, and will get a historical perspective of how findings in the basic sciences have led to better treatments for cancer. Four different types of cancers will be covered and these cancer types may vary from year to year. For each section, students will learn about the histology of the cancer and will study anatomy in order to understand common routes of metastasis. For each cancer, students will learn about key clinical problems that are associated with that cancer, as well as the basic research models that are used to address such problems. An emphasis will be placed on findings that were made in basic science laboratories and that have, or soon will be, translated to the clinic. Critical thinking and presentation skills will be emphasized in the evaluations.

GOAL: 
To appreciate how specific cancers are prevented, detected, treated and eventually cured.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
1. To identify and understand the histological and anatomical underpinnings of cancer progression
2.  To understand and appreciate methods of cancer detection and treatment with a historical perspective
3.  To identify scientific models which are being used to discover new treatments for cancer
4.  To appreciate how clinical advancements and scientific discovery are interrelated.

TIME AND LOCATION: 
Mondays 9:30 am - 10:30 am (MSB 190) and Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 am (DSB 2016) unless indicated otherwise. Note that second lecture (Jan. 10, 2014) is at the LRCP (Victoria Hospital)

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

Instructors

Email

Office

Phone

Office Hours

Dr. Trevor Shepherd
(Course Coordinator)

tshephe6@uwo.ca

London Regional Cancer Program,
A4-836

56347

Questions can
be asked
and meetings
can be arranged
via email

Dr. Alison Allan

alison.allan@lhsc.on.ca

Victoria Research Labs,
A4-132

55134

Dr. Silvia Penuela

spenuela@uwo.ca

DSB00070

81166


 
COURSE SYLLABUS