260.852.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 2 Credit(s)
WF 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    1. Critically evaluate scientific literature in Molecular Biology, beginning with classic papers and ending with more recent advancements. 2. Assess a wide variety of experimental strategies as they are applied to discover/understand the major events regulating cellular functions. 3. Discuss required readings in depth during class to evaluate the experimental techniques, determine if the conclusions are supported by the evidence and assess their contribution to the advancement of the field.
  • Course Description

    Reviews and discusses, in depth, historic and current publications in the field of molecular biology. Required of departmental students concurrently enrolled in ME 260.800, Molecular Biology.

  • Intended Audience

    First year MMI PhD and ScM students

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students evaluated on their preparation of reading assignments.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

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