Chapter 7 Graduate Courses

 
Course
 Course Title Course Description Coordinator Exclusions

BMED-804/6.0

Clinically Oriented Anatomy

A detailed study of the gross and functional anatomy of the human body with emphasis on clinical application. The course is given jointly with part of Phase I of the medical curriculum. Additional work prescribed for graduate students. Lectures, laboratories and tutorials. Fall 2017. 

L. MacKenzie

EXCLUSION: ANAT-814

BMED-805/3.0

Microteaching in Anatomical Sciences 

Microteaching as a technique for new and experienced teachers will involve the presentation of a series of 3-minute micro lectures with video recording and feedback sessions. Winter 2017.

R. A. Easteal and 
L. W. MacKenzie

EXCLUSION: ANAT-835 

BMED-806/3.0

Advanced Topics in Embryonic Development

This half-credit course will be offered to students who have completed ANAT-417* in their undergraduate studies in the Queen's Life Sciences Program.  Through a series of tutorials and seminars, the course will focus on the most up-to-date discoveries in three areas of developmental biology.  The areas reflect the expertise in the department.  Not Offered 2017-2018

R.A. Easteal

EXCLUSION: ANAT-836*

BMED-807/3.0

Current Topics in Anatomy and Cell Biology

The topics will be chosen on the basis of special needs of the students, and must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Fall or winter; seminars.
Not Offered 2017-2018. 

R. Oko

EXCLUSION: ANAT-926*

BMED-808/3.0

Topics in Biology of Reproduction

This seminar course will cover current topics in male and female reproduction and pregnancy. The format includes critiques of original publications and attendance of and reports on the interdepartmental reproductive seminar series.  Credit value: 3.0 units, spread over Fall and Winter terms (every second year).  Attendance and reporting of interdepartmental reproductive group seminars: 12 h Overview lectures by professors on assigned topics: 12 h  Presentation and participation in student seminars: 12 h  Minimal quota of students for course to run: 4  
Not offered 2017-2018

R. Oko

EXCLUSION: ANAT-808*

BMED-809/3.0

Principles of Drug Discovery and Development 

An advanced course in which various aspects of the drug discovery and development process, from molecules to community, will be studied. The course comprises lectures, discussion and student seminars, based on recent literature. Topics encompass medicinal chemistry approaches to drug discovery, receptor theory, mechanisms of drug action, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, drug resistance, clinical trials, and regulatory affairs. 3 hour seminar. Given in years ending with an odd number. Winter 2017
Not offered 2017-2018

L. W. Winn
PREREQUISITE:  Permission of the Graduate Program required. 

EXCLUSION: PHAR-811*

BMED-810/3.0

Protein Structure and Function   

This course presents an integrated approach to the study of protein function.  Topics include proteomic techniques in protein profiling, mass spectrometry, 2-D gel electrophoresis, yeast 2-hybrid analysis, protein chips, protein purification, imaging, surface plasmon resonance, calorimetry, bioinformatics and protein evolution, protein modifications and processing, interpretation and applications of 3-D structure, protein structure-function relationships. Three lecture hours per week; Fall 2017. 

Z. Jia
Offered jointly with BCHM-410 with additional work required. PREREQUISITES:  BCHM-310 or 315*/316*/317* or permission of the instructor.

EXCLUSION: BCHM-410, BCHM-810

BMED-811/3.0 

Advanced Molecular Biology 

This course concentrates on the molecular biology of mammalian models particularly mechanisms involved in human diseases. The human genome project, forensic analysis, DNA diagnostics of human diseases, models of transcriptional and growth regulation and cancer, DNA repair, RNA processing and translation are all discussed. Emphasis on recent findings and course materials will be drawn from current reviews. Three lecture hours per week.  Winter 2018.

C. Mueller
Offered jointly with BCHM-411* with additional work required.  PREREQUISITE: BCHM-310 or 315*/316*/317* or permission of the instructor.

EXCLUSION: BCHM-411, BCHM-811*

BMED-812/3.0

Advanced Neuroanatomy

This course includes the study of the structure and general function of the nervous system and is given jointly with ANAT-312*. Special topics assigned for seminars and essay projects. Lectures, laboratories and seminars. Fall 2017. 

L. Mackenzie  

EXCLUSION: ANAT-812*

BMED-813/3.0

Advances in Neuropharmacology 

Recent advances in understanding neurotransmission and pharmacology in the central nervous system will be discussed. The current literature describing progress in understanding molecular, cellular and behavioural aspects of brain function, and the impact of drugs and disease, will be examined.  Seminars and tutorials. Given in years ending with an uneven number. 
Not offered 2017-2018

J. Reynolds  PREREQUISITE:  Permission of the Graduate Program required. Restricted enrollment. 

EXCLUSION: PHAR-810*
NSCI-813*

BMED-814/6.0

Mammalian Physiology 

A course for new graduate students with backgrounds in other disciplines. The functions of organs, body systems, and the integration of functions in the whole body. Students evaluated by regularly scheduled tests and take-home exams. Three, 1-hour lectures. Fall and Winter. 

D. Van Vugt
(6.0 credit units) PREREQUISITE: Admission to the DBMS graduate program and permission of the instructor.

 EXCLUSION: PHGY-814

BMED-815/3.0

Mechanistic Toxicology

An advanced, problem-based course focusing on current approaches to the study of mechanisms of chemical toxicity.  Winter; 3 hour seminars and tutorials.  Given in years ending with an even number. 
Winter 2018

L. Winn
PREREQUISITE: PHAR-416* or equivalent. Permission of the Graduate Program required. 

EXCLUSION: PHAR-815*

BMED-816/3.0

Biology of Reproduction

A comprehensive overview of the cellular and molecular biology of mammalian reproduction. The first part of the course consists of lectures covering gametogenesis, fertilization, early embryo development and placentation. The second part involves student presentation of seminars and group discussion of current topics in reproductive biology. Clinical aspects of reproduction will also be covered. Offered jointly with ANAT-416*. Graduate students submit one major essay and give a seminar from a list of selected topics. Three hours lecture/seminar, Fall 2017. 

F.W.K. Kan
PREREQUISITE: ANAT-215*/216* or ANAT-311, or ANAT-309* or permission of the Department.

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-816*

BMED-817/3.0

Mammalian Embryonic Development

Overview of mammalian development, emphasizing the cellular and molecular mechanisms that direct embryogenesis. The first 2/3 of the course consists of lectures on gastrulation, neurulation, establishment of the body axes, differentiation, sex determination, limb development, and organogenesis. The last 1/3 of the course involves student seminar presentations and group discussions of current topics in developmental biology and teratology. Offered jointly with ANAT-417*. Students submit a major essay and give a seminar from a selected list of topics.  Three hours of lectures/seminars per week. Winter 2018. 

R. Easteal
PREREQUISITE: ANAT-416/ANAT-816*, or BMED-816*, or permission of the Department

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-817*

BMED-818/3.0

Chemical Neuroanatomy

A contemporary and comprehensive assessment of the neurochemical features of the mammalian nervous system as they relate to development, function and disease. 3 hour lecture/seminar. Offered alternate years.
Not offered 2017-2018

M.D. Kawaja PREREQUISITE: ANAT-312* or LISC-322* or permission of the Department. 

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-818*

BMED-820/3.0

Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology

Discussions and presentations on current topics in molecular biology.  The emphasis will be on mammalian systems and will cover a wide range of topics relating to recent advances in molecular biology.  Typical topics include gene regulation, replication, DNA repair, forensic analysis, human genomics and genetics.  Marks are based on student presentations and essays typically in "News and Views" or Mini-Review formats.  Three hours per week, presentations and discussions of original papers.  Fall term; Alternate years. Fall 2017

C. Mueller

 EXCLUSION: BCHM-820*

BMED-821/3.0

Mechanisms of Metabolic Control

Lectures and discussions on mechanisms of metabolic control. Recent research on a wide range of specific metabolic systems is examined critically. Emphasis is placed on biochemical factors and principles which play a role in the integration and control of metabolism. Lectures and seminars, three hours per week. 
Not offered 2017-2018

G. Cote
PREREQUISITE: BCHM-431 or equivalent. 

 EXCLUSION: BCHM-822*

BMED-822/3.0

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

An in-depth study of the biophysical properties of neurons and diseases that affect the function of neurons and glia. Topics will include cable properties of dendrites, voltage- and ligand-dependent channels, and molecular mechanisms responsible for neuronal death and regeneration. The course will be based on lectures and student seminars of selected readings. Given concurrently with LISC-422*, with additional assignments for graduate students. Enrolment is limited. PREREQUISITE: LISC-322 with a minimum of B- (70%) or an equivalent course or permission of the instructor. 

 E. Dumont

EXCLUSION: ANAT-822*

BMED-823/3.0

Advances in Protein Structure and Function

This course consists of weekly presentations and discussions of recent advances towards the understanding of protein structure and function. Topics of discussion include novel approaches, techniques and concepts in the discovery of protein functions. Students will develop skills in literature research, critical evaluation of published work, effective presentation and discussion of papers. A specific theme, such as cell motility, may be used to illustrate research approaches employed to study biological systems in general. Three lecture hours per week; Winter 2018 Alternate years.  

A. Mak  
PREREQUISITE: BCHM-410 or equivalent.

EXCLUSION: BCHM-823*

BMED-824/3.0

Ion Channels of Excitable Cells  

The electrophysiology and biophysics of neuronal and cardiac membranes; molecular biology, structure, and function of ion channels.  Students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature.  Instructional format is primarily student-led seminars.  Enrolment is limited.  (Offered even years only; jointly with PHGY-424). Winter 2018 

N. Magoski  
PREREQUISITES: PHGY-214 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 65 percent (or equivalent) or permission of the course supervisor. 

 EXCLUSION: PHGY-824*

BMED-825/6.0

Medical Neuroscience

A multidisciplinary graduate level course exposing students to the clinical aspects of neuroscience. Didactic lectures cover detailed organization of the nervous system with clinical implications. Laboratories review basic neuroanatomy and pathology. Clinical demonstrations expose students to several neurological disorders.  Didactic lectures, laboratories, and clinical cases (up to 20 hr/week; 9 weeks total) Winter 2018. 

M. Kawaja
PREREQUISITES: Enrolment in graduate program and involvement in neuroscience research. 

EXCLUSION: ANAT-825

BMED-827/3.0

Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy

This half-credit course will be offered to students who have completed ANAT-312* in their undergraduate studies in the Queen's Life Sciences Program.  Through a series of tutorials and seminars, the course will focus on the most up-to-date discoveries in three areas of neuroanatomy.  The areas reflect the expertise in the department. 
Not offered

L. MacKenzie

EXCLUSION: ANAT-837*

BMED-828/3.0

Advanced Histology and Staining Techniques

An advanced mammalian histology course including advanced staining techniques in demonstrating various components of Histological sections.
Winter 2018. 

L.W. MacKenzie and 
S.C. Pang

EXCLUSION: ANAT-838*

BMED-829/6.0

Selected Topics in Pregnancy

The course has two components. A 7 week (26 hour) series of discussions on assigned readings, selected readings and a 45 minute presentation by each student on medical and ethical aspects of obstetrics, gynaecology, endocrinology, population and gender health and psychology. The second component is a 50 hour Human Placenta Research Summer Workshop. Not offered

B.A. Croy and 
C. Tayade

EXCLUSION: ANAT-839

BMED-830/3.0

Research Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology

This course is designed to equip graduate students with modern research techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology.  This intense 2-week course consists of 2-3 hours of lecture and 6-8 hours hands-on laboratory exercise per day.  Techniques include light microscopy and immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry, RNA, DNA and protein isolation, Northern and Western blot analysis, probe design, and conventional and realtime PCR. Summer, in odd years.
Not Offered 2017-2018. 

S.C. Pang

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-840*

BMED-831/3.0 

Cell Structure and Basic Tissues

For those with no histology background, an outline of basic vertebrate tissues. Extra assignments will be given to graduate students. Lectures and laboratories in common with ANAT-309 in Fall.
Fall 2017. 

F.W.K. Kan

EXCLUSION: ANAT-311, ANAT-309 , ANAT-831*

BMED-832/3.0

Molecular Basis of Cell Function 

This course provides an introduction to the signaling pathways that regulate key cellular functions such as growth and motility.  The biochemical and structural principles that underlie the regulation of enzyme and protein activity in cells are emphasized.  Topics include protein kinases and phosphatases, ubiquitin modification, G-protein-coupled receptors, growth factor receptors, scaffold and adaptor proteins, Ras GTPases, phospholipases, oncogenes, cyclic nucleotides, phosphoinositides, isoprenoids and steroid hormones.  Offered jointly with BCHM 432. Three lecture hours per week. Fall 2017. 

G.P. Côté
PREREQUISITE: BCHM 310, or BCHM 315 and BCHM 316 and BCHM 317 for BCHM students; BCHM 310, or BCHM 315 and BCHM 316 for LISC students (or equivalent).  

EXCLUSION: BCHM 432, BCHM 431, BCHM 433, BCHM- 831*, BCHM-832*, BCHM 833*, BMED-831*. 

BMED-833/3.0

Selected Topics in Mammalian Histology   

Detailed histological assessment of selected organs and tissues. Lectures and seminars. Winter 2018

M.D. Kawaja
PREREQUISITES: ANAT-215* and 216* or ANAT-311 or ANAT-309* or ANAT-831* or BMED-831*.

EXCLUSION: ANAT-833* 

BMED-834/3.0

Principles and Techniques in the Teaching of Anatomical Sciences

A series of lectures and workshops illustrating modern teaching philosophy and technique specifically designed for teaching Anatomy in the Health Sciences. Fall 2017

R.A. Easteal and 
L.W. MacKenzie

EXCLUSION: ANAT-834*

BMED-835/3.0

Advanced Procaryotic Structure and Function

In-depth analysis of the genetics, biochemistry, assembly and function of the major structures of the procaryotic cell. Emphasis on the experimental approaches in the current literature. (Offered in alternate years to BMED-836* and concurrently with MICR-435* with additional work required.)  Two hours lecture, one hour tutorial. Not offered

 K. Jarrell

 EXCLUSION: MICR-835* 

BMED-836/3.0

Microbial Genetics 

A detailed description of the processes of heredity in bacteria including a discussion of gene structure and evolution, gene expression and its control, the exchange of genetic material in the microbial world and genetic engineering and its applications. The laboratory component will emphasize modern approaches to genetic engineering. (Offered in alternate years to BMED-835* and concurrently with MICR-436* with additional work required.). Two hours lecture, one hour tutorial. Fall 2017

 

 EXCLUSION: MICR-836*

BMED-840/3.0

Principles of General Pharmacology I

Lectures, tutorial sessions, laboratory project, and self-directed critical analysis of a current research area in Pharmacology.  Topics include: principles of drug action, autonomic and autacoid pharmacology, and toxicology.  3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours.  Fall 2017. 

T. Massey 

 EXCLUSION: PHAR-340*, PHAR-840*.  Permission of the Graduate Program required.

BMED-841/3.0

Current Topics in Biochemistry I 

This course will focus on protein structure and function with special emphasis on membrane proteins and selected soluble protein systems. The course will consist of lectures and presentations that will be organized around specific readings from the recent literature. A portion of the course will be devoted to membrane protein structure and function. Selected examples of structural and functional studies of soluble proteins will include enzymes and inhibitors; protein-protein interactions; protein engineering; high-throughput identification of enzyme substrates. Some instruction will be given in homology modeling and database analysis of gene products. Three hours per week, half course lectures and seminars. Fall; 2017

B. Hill and P. Davies 
PREREQUISITE: BCHM 410* and BCHM 411* (or equivalent) and permission of co-ordinator.

EXCLUSION: BCHM-841*

BMED-842/3.0

Advanced Techniques in Digestive Sciences I

A laboratory-based course providing an advanced survey of state-of-the-art methodologies.  This course is designed to give the student experience in cellular, molecular and whole tissue techniques with applications to digestive and related sciences. 2 hours seminar / 4 hours laboratory on alternate weeks.
Not offered

R.J. MacLeod  PREREQUISITE: Undergraduate degree in biological, biochemical, or life sciences; permission of the course supervisor. Enrollment is limited. 

EXCLUSION: PHGY-840*

BMED-843/3.0

Advanced Techniques in Digestive Sciences II

A laboratory-based course designed to explore in greater depth a sub-group of the techniques studied in BMED-842* and involving at least two full weeks of intensive laboratory work.  The techniques will be chosen to complement the student's graduate research.  Not offered
 

R.J. MacLeod 
PREREQUISITE: PHGY-840* or BMED-842*. 

 EXCLUSION: PHGY-841* 

BMED-844/6.0

Gastrointestinal Physiology

The mechanisms and regulation of motor, secretory, digestive and absorptive functions of the gastrointestinal tract are considered.  Students will be required to prepare and present reviews of original literature. Fall/winter terms.  (Enrolment in both terms is required to achieve credit.)  One hour lecture/week; 1 hour seminar alt. wks.

M. Blennerhassett
Offered jointly with PHGY-444. PREREQUISITE:  PHGY-214 or equivalent.  Enrolment is limited. 

 EXCLUSION: PHGY-444, PHGY-844*

BMED-846/3.0

Advanced Physiology 

An advanced course for honours and graduate students in which selected areas of physiology are studied in depth.  Two hours seminar.  Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.

N. Magoski 
PREREQUISITE: Eligibility for admission to this course will be determined by the student’s experience in physiology and allied sciences. 

 EXCLUSION:  PHGY-836*

BMED-847/3.0

Research Projects in Anatomy and Cell Biology

An investigation into concepts and techniques in selected areas of research offered in the Department of Anatomy. Research projects carried out under the supervision of a staff member.Winter 2018. 

 L. MacKenzie and Staff. 

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-847*

BMED-849/3.0

Principles in General Pharmacology II 

Lectures, tutorial sessions, laboratory projects, drug literature evaluation, and self-directed critical analysis of a current research area in Pharmacology. Topics include: neuropsychopharmacology, cardiovascular-renal pharmacology, agents acting on the endocrine system, and chemotherapy. Winter; 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours. Winter 2018. 

 N. Philbrook

 EXCLUSION:  PHAR-450*, PHAR-850*. Permission of the Graduate Program required.  

BMED-850/3.0 

Principles of Molecular Virology   

Further study of contemporary virology using the textbook as a guide to particles, genomes, replication, expression, infection, and pathogenesis. Emphasizing reading and writing to develop skills in observation and critical thinking, important attributes in understanding the scientific method. (Offered in alternate years to BMED-851* and concurrently with MICR-450* with additional work required.) Three lecture hours, three seminar hours. Not Offered 

E. Carstens

EXCLUSIONS: MICR-450*, MICR-850* 

BMED-851/3.0

Selected Topics in Viral Pathogenesis

The nature of selected animal virus groups and their interactions with the host in disease production with special emphasis on the pathogenesis of tumor and human immunodeficiency viruses will be considered. (Offered in alternate years to BMED-850* and concurrently with MICR-451* with additional work required). Winter term, two lecture hours, two seminars hours, one tutorial hour. 
Fall 2017

L. Raptis

EXCLUSIONs: MICR-451*, MICR-851* 

BMED-852/3.0 

Virus Infection and Immunity

The molecular basis for virus pathogenesis including the host immune response to virus infection, and viral countermeasures. Emphasis will be on viral infections that result in gastrointestinal, haematological, neurological, and respiratory disease. Tutorials will focus on discussion of current and seminal literature. Offered jointly with MICR-452. Fall Term 2017. 

B. Banfield
PREREQUISITES: MICR-221, MICR-360/860 or BMED-877 or equivalents.

EXCLUSIONS: MICR-452, MICR-852*

BMED-853/3.0 

Cellular and Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences

An advanced inter-disciplinary course studying the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system at the molecular and cellular level. The course is comprised of lectures, discussion and student seminars based on recent literature. Winter term, 3 hour seminar. Winter 2018. 

D. H. Maurice 
Equivalent of CRSS-456. PREREQUISITE: Undergraduate degree in Life Science or equivalent or permission from department.

EXCLUSIONS: ANAT-853*, PHAR-853*, PHGY-853*, CRSS-456.

BMED-854/3.0 

Cardiovascular Sciences

A study of the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system based on lectures, seminars, laboratories and selected readings (same as PHAR-854 and PHGY-854). Topics include structure-function of the heart and blood vessels, mechanisms of signal transduction, drug effects on second messenger systems, the cardiac pump, integrated cardiovascular control, arterial oxygen transport, control of blood pressure and hypertension. Offered jointly with LISC-454. Additional work prescribed for graduate students.  Enrolment limited.  Lectures, seminars and laboratories. Fall 2017. 

M. Adams
PREREQUISITE: OR COREQUISITES: ANAT-311, ANAT-309*, PHAR-340/450 and PHGY-312 or their equivalent. 

 EXCLUSIONS: ANAT-854*, PHAR-854*, PHGY-854*, LISC-454*.

BMED-855/3.0 

Integrative Lung Biology of Disease

An advanced course examining airway biology, respiratory mechanics, gas exchange, control of breathing and their application to lung disease.. Students are required to prepare and present reviews of literature combined with interpretation of results from laboratory experimentsz.  3 hours lecture/seminar or 6 hours laboratory. Offered jointly with PHGY-355. Fall 2017. 

J.T. Fisher & N. Domnik
PREREQUISITE: A minimum of C (2.0) in PHGY-214 or equivalent.  

EXCLUSION: PHGY-855*, PHGY-355

BMED-860/3.0

Fundamentals of Research   

This 3 unit course is a requirement for all new DBMS MSc students.  Students will learn the necessary skills to conduct basic biomedical research.  In addition, students will construct a research proposal based on the student’s thesis research.  Lecture, seminar, tutorials.  Spread over Fall and Winter Terms. 

 S. Pang and G. Cote

 

BMED-862/1.0

Cellular Techniques 

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principles and practice of cutting edge technologies used in biomedical and molecular sciences research. This particular course will introduce students to the basics of cell culture techniques. Lecture and laboratories.  Fall or Winter.  Not offered

D. H. Maurice

 

BMED-863/1.0

Protein Peptide Analysis

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principles and practice of cutting edge technologies used in biomedical and molecular sciences research. This particular course will introduce students to protein and peptide analysis.  Lecture and laboratories. 
Offered 2017-2018

G. Cote

 

BMED-864/1.0

Nucleic Acids 

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used in biomedical and molecular sciences research.  Lecture, laboratories. Winter 2018

M. Y. Tse

 

BMED-865/1.0

Imaging Analysis

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used for imaging analysis involved in biomedical and molecular sciences research.  This particular course will introduce students to imaging.  Lecture, laboratories. Not offered

B. Banfield

 

BMED-866/1.0

Bioinformatics 

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used for bioinformatics.  Lecture, laboratories.  Winter 2018

Q. Duan

 

BMED-867/1.0

In Vivo Laboratory Techniques   

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used in in vivo laboratory techniques.  Lecture, laboratories. 
Not Offered 2017-2018.

 

 

BMED-868/1.0 

Clinical Neuroscience Methods

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used inbiomedical and molecular sciences research.  This particular course will introduce students to clinical neuroscience methods. Lecture, laboratories. 
Not Offered 2017-2018.

 

 

BMED-869/1.0 

Reproduction

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principals and practice of cutting edge technologies used inbiomedical and molecular sciences research.  This particular course will introduce students to methods used in reproductive and developmental biology.  Lecture, laboratories. Fall 2017. 

 C. Tayade

 

BMED-870/1.0

Analysis of Small Molecules 

This one unit course is part of a suite of new methodology courses being developed for the graduate program in Biomedical and Molecular Sciences intended to familiarize graduate students with the principles and practice of cutting edge technologies used in biomedical and molecular sciences research. This particular course will introduce students to the major techniques currently used for analysis of small molecules and their metabolites.  Depending on the Field within the DBMS graduate program, this course may be an option or required.  Lecture and laboratories.  
Not offered 2017-2018.

T. Massey

 

BMED-877/3.0

Immunology

The general principles and mechanisms of immune reaction. Immunochemical and immunobiological aspects of antibody formation and cell-mediated immunity in health and disease will be considered. (Offered concurrently with MICR-360 with additional work required.) Fall term, three lecture hours. Fall 2017. 

S. Basta and K. Gee

 EXCLUSION: MICR-860*

BMED-878/3.0

Microbial Pathogenesis 

Acomprehensive course emphasizing the major microbial and viral groups occurring in human and animal disease. The basic mechanisms involved in host-parasite interrelationships as well as current effective methodology used in their control will be studied. Winter 2018.

  N. Martin

EXCLUSION: MICR-920*

BMED-879/3.0

Advanced Bacteriology   

Advanced studies in contemporary bacteriology emphasizing important topics through analysis of the current literature in oral and written formats.  Three seminar hours.  Fall 2017. 

 K. Jarrell

 

BMED-880/3.0

Advanced Virology

Advanced general virology with a special emphasis on virus structure, replication patterns under permissive conditions and in persistent infections. Molecular aspects of gene duplication, expression and modulation are emphasized, as well as a consideration of viruses as expression vectors. Three lecture hours. Fall 2017. 

L. Raptis 

EXCLUSION: MICR-950*

BMED-881/3.0 

Advanced Immunology

An advanced course emphasizing the main areas of contemporary immunology. Fall 2017. 

S. Basta & K. Gee

 EXCLUSION: MICR-960*

BMED-884/3.0

Essential Research Skills 

Students learn essential research skills such as preparation and critical review of a research proposal, basic theory of physiological instrumentation, histology, and other state-of-art techniques. Not Offered 2017-2018.

  

EXCLUSION: PHGY-884*

BMED-889/6.0

Practicum

 

 

EXCLUSION: ANAT-889

BMED-894/3.0 

Neuroendocrinology 

Students are exposed to an in-depth study of selected topics in neuroendocrinology and neuroendocrine techniques. Neuroendocrinology refers to the neural control of endocrine and autonomic function. Areas of focus will include CNS control of cardiovascular function, reproduction, and appetite. In addition, students will learn to critically evaluate scientific literature. Instructional format is primarily student- led seminars. (Offered odd years; jointly with PHGY-494).  
Not offered 2017-2018

D. Van Vugt 
PREREQUISITE: PHGY-214 or equivalent.  

EXCLUSIONS: PHGY-894*, PHGY-494.

BMED-897/3.0

Research Seminars

This 3 unit course is a requirement for all DBMS MSc students.  Students are required to attend the DBMS Plenary seminars and present their research in seminar format to a broad yet knowledgeable audience.  This course spans a two-year period.  Seminar.  Fall, Winter and Spring.  

BMED 897 Course Description 
BMED 897 MARK SHEET

 B. Banfield

EXCLUSIONS:  PHAR 821, PHGY 897, BCHM 830/930, MICR 910.  

BMED-898/6.0

Master’s Independent Research Report

The topics will be chosen on the basis of special needs of the students, and must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Fall or winter; seminars. 

L. Mackenzie  

 EXCLUSION: ANAT-926*

BMED-899/6.0

Master’s Thesis Research   

 

 

EXCLUSIONS: ANAT-899, BCHM-899, MICR-899, PHAR-899, PHGY-899

BMED-999/6.0

Ph.D. Thesis Research 

 

 

EXCLUSIONS: ANAT-999, BCHM-999, MICR-999, PHAR-999, PHGY-999

Updated 2017.09.06