Molecular and cellular pharmacology seminar

lbbmc2214  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Molecular and cellular pharmacology seminar
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
24.0 h
in-depth knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, physiology and biochemistry.
Main themes
During this course, a specific pathology or physiopathological ensemble, identified as susceptible to give rise to a pharmaceutical development, will be studied. The pathology studied will be different each year. The themes related to the pathology will be first addressed during conferences: the students will be invited to participate to a meeting organized by a Belgian scientific society (Belgian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Belgian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology, ') or a FNRS contact group. During the second semester, two scientific articles related to the pathology studied will be given to each student for an in-depth analysis with the help of the teachers. 

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This teaching unit will allow the students to improve their knowledge of the human pathology studied. The course, as a whole, will insist on the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach, taking into account the biological, chemical, genetic and pharmacological aspects allowing a global understanding of the pathology. At the end of the course, the student shall be able to analyze the recent data of the scientific literature regarding the different topics covered and to master the concepts related to the human pathology studied.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The content of the course will be different each year and will depend on the conferences topics.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Participation to a scientific meeting ; one-on-one coaching of the students by the teachers for the analysis of scientific articles.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Each student will be invited to present the scientific articles analyzed during the year, in the form of an open discussion between the student and the two teachers of the course. The teachers will evaluate the understanding of the articles analyzed and the mastery of the different concepts related to the pathology studied.
Other information
Coaching: the two teachers of the course are available to the students for helping them analyzing the scientific articles.
Online resources
Diapositives du cours disponibles sur Moodle UCL (format pdf) / Slides available online (Moodle UCL) in pdf format
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology