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CRSS 456 - Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease

 Winter 2024
 Year 4
 3-4 hours/week
 3 units
On-Campus Course

An advanced course that aims to survey the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of major cardiovascular diseases, and the current and emerging tools used in their diagnosis and treatment. Alterations in tissue AND/OR cell form, function, signaling, metabolism will be discussed to present an integrative view of how cardiovascular diseases develop, progress, are currently treated and may be treated in the future.

Level 4 and registration in a LISC Specialization or Major, or BHSc program and a minimum GPA of 2.5 and [PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0].

Oral/group presentation: 45%

Written Reports: 45%

Peer/self assessments: 10%

At the end of each in class session, non-presenting students will be required to submit a Seminar Evaluation Form assessing the quality of the presentation overall. Also, presenting students will have to the opportunity to assess the contributions of their team members, and themselves, in preparing the presentation by submitting the Peer Evaluation Form. These rankings represent “Peer/Self Assessments” described below.

Lecture 3 hours per week

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