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Department: MEBCH-Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Course: 423-Structural Basis of Human Diseases

Course Director: B. V. Venkatar Prasad, Ph.D.
Course Faculty: B. V. Venkatar Prasad, Ph.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms: 4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 60
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
Faculty Approval: No

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
Pre-Clinical Elective - Block 5 Pre-requisites: None This course is designed for medical and graduate students to understand the potential use of structural information for solving disease problems and to be aware of the different structural and computational tools. Each 1 hour lecture is taught in the second block jointly by two or more instructors who will present the medical problems and the structural approaches towards solving them. Computer graphics will be used during the lecture period. Attendance is required for passing this course.
Learning Activities
Course meets Thursdays (Noon - 1 pm, March 16 - May 8, 2006); Room N311, Alkek Building) Lunch Provided
Evaluation Methods
Grades: Pass/Fail Credit: 8 weeks - 1 hour/week 1.00 Credits
When and Where to report on first day of service:
First Meeting: March 16th, Noon - 1 pm, Room N311 (Alkek Building)
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Ruth Reeves
Contact Phone: 713-798-0124
Contact Fax: 713-796-9438
Contact Location: T321

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