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BIOL 676 - Clocks, Rhythms, and Disease

(3 units)
Chronobiology, the study of adaptations evolved by living organisms to cope with geophysical cycles in their environment. Emphasis on circadian clocks, their organization, the molecular and cellular mechanisms that generate daily rhythms.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 300 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge to master concepts in the scientific discipline of Chronobiology, such as the functional properties and organization of the circadian rhythms and their relevance to human welfare and diseases.
2. demonstrate ability to interpret data and to critically evaluate data to existing hypotheses in the field of Chronobiology during two in-class exams, the mid-term and final exam, and two quizzes.
3. demonstrate ability to read and comprehend primary research literature in the field of Chronobiology throughout the semester.
4. demonstrate deeper understanding of chosen topics in the field of Chronobiology by researching primary literature, identify existing deficiencies, generate novel hypotheses and predictions, and design experiments to test these novel hypotheses, all of which will be presented in a professional grant proposal at the end of the semester.


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