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Svensk benämning Icke-kodande RNA och cancer
Engelsk benämning Non-coding RNA and cancer
Kursnummer 2583
Antal högskolepoäng 1.5
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för onkologi-patologi
Särskild behörighet
Betygsskala Godkänd/Icke godkänd
Fastställd av The Board of Doctoral Education
Datum för fastställande 2016-12-20
Kursens syfte The course aims to develop students understanding of various methodologies used in RNA research, which is achieved via lectures and problem based learning exercise.
Kursens lärandemål At the end of the course, the students are expected to be able to:
- understand the diversity of non-coding RNAs and their importance in tumorigenesis and tumor progression.
- describe various methodologies for non-coding RNA research, account for applications and apply relevant approaches in their own projects.
Kursens innehåll Non-coding RNAs are key regulators of gene expression with important impact in many biological processes. Different classes of non-coding RNA are known to play important roles in cancer development and progression. Through short introductory lectures and in-depth discussion of key papers from the recent literature, this course will cover an up-to-date introduction to the biogenesis of diverse non-coding RNAs (including small RNAs and long non-coding RNAs) and their mechanisms of gene regulation, methodologies for non-coding RNA research, expression and function of non-coding RNAs in cancer development, and their potential clinical implications.
Arbetsformer The course consists of lectures and problem-based discussions. In addition, the students are required to submit a research proposal on a topic related to non-coding RNA and cancer.
Examination The examination of the course includes problem-based discussions, and reviewing and presenting individual research proposal related to non-coding RNA.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel A list of scientific articles in the field of non-coding RNA will be distributed good time in advance of the course as recommended reading.
Obligatoriska moment The students are expected to attend all lectures and problem-based discussions, as well as to complete all assignments. In the case of absence, the student will be asked to compensate by completing another written assignment given by the course organizer.
Kursansvarig Weng-onn Lui
Institutionen för onkologi-patologi