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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 114 - Cell Biology of Human Disease

Semester Hours: 4

This introductory course for non-majors provides students with a background in cell and molecular biology as it relates to the development of human disease. The course covers a range of topics in cell and molecular biology including: cell organization, the structure of DNA and protein, the effect of DNA mutations on protein function, the relationship between genotype and phenotype and genetic inheritance. This content knowledge will then be applied to a variety of diseases in order for students to understand the science behind the symptoms. Specifically, students will explore the molecular underpinnings of cancer biology, immune system related disorders and rare diseases. Laboratory sessions will explore techniques related diagnostic tests for diseases as well as negotiating how to interpret and assess the overwhelming online content available regarding human disease. If this course is offered is a cluster, students must simultaneously register for ENG 156. Meets Scientific Discovery Intellectual Perspective requirement (SD).

Intellectual Perspective: SD
Lab Included: LB