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BCHM 422 - Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory II


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, contact Course Coordinator: Dr. Andrew Craig

Course Description: 

An independent research project by each 4th year Hons. Biochemistry SSP student in one of the departmental research labs.
Evaluation is based on a written lab report, oral presentation, poster presentation and lab performance. .

Course Objectives: 

Obtaining ‘publishable’ data is a bonus; it is not the key goal of this course, however. Students are expected to gain research experience in the biomedical and biochemical sciences including critical literature review, formulating hypotheses and objectives, designing and executing experiments to test the hypotheses and address relevant questions, and acquiring skills in presenting research data in both written and oral formats.

Evaluation Criteria:

1.         Written Lab report (40%)

2.         Poster Presentation (10%) 

3.         Oral Presentation (25%)

4.         Lab performance (25%)

There is no required textbook for this course.

Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade  Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+            90-100

A              85-89

A-             80-84

B+            77-79

B              73-76

B-             70-72

C+            67-69

C              63-66

C-             60-62

D+            57-59

D              53-56

D-             50-52

F              49 and below