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Undergraduate Studies
Courses

The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine offers courses to students in the Life Sciences Program of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

Questions concerning these courses (registration/schedules/exams) may be directed to:
Kevin Kell
Undergraduate Educational Programs Assistant
Tel: 613-533-6000, ext. 74901
Email: kevin.kell (at) queensu.ca

Current students may obtain examination information from the Office of the University Registrar.
We will be using Moodle for some of our courses this (2014-2015) year.

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CANC-440* Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
1L;2T 0.5 credits 2015 January-April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Bruce Elliott
A consideration of current knowledge and theories about the biology and treatment of cancer. The course will be presented in a small group format, with active student participation required.
NOTE Priority to students in the LISC Specialization Plan, CANC Sub-Plan.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 in a LISC or BCHM Major or Specialization Plan and (a GPA of 2.5 and permission of the course coordinator. > Course Guidelines, Schedule and Lectures for 2014 Jan-Apr


CANC-497 Current Topics in Cancer Biology and Genetics
2T 0.5 credits 2014 September-2015 April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Davey
A seminar-based discussion of topics relevant to cancer research. This course will be run as a companion to CANC 499, and will incorporate the practical experience students gain in that course as one foundation of learning. Students will also be introduced to other relevant practical aspects of cancer research, including critical analysis of current literature, and the presentation of scientific results. The course will also involve attending and discussing a number of research seminars offered throughout the year. Enrolment is limited to students concurrently taking CANC 499. Runs throughout the Fall and Winter Terms.
COREQUISITE CANC 499/9.0.

> Sample Course outline available here.

CANC-499: Research Project in Cancer Biology and Genetics
(1.5 credits) 2014 September-2015 April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Davey
A research project involving the study of cancer biology or genetics. The project will be supervised by a faculty member associated with the Cancer Research Institute, and will provide opportunities for experimental design, data analysis and both written and oral presentation of results. Students must contact a potential faculty supervisor in the Spring preceding registration in fourth year. Enrolment is limited; acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.
NOTE Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 in the LISC Specialization Plan, CANC Sub-Plan and permission of the course coordinator.
EXCLUSION No more than 9.0 units from ANAT 499/9.0; CANC 499/9.0; EPID 499/9.0; LISC 499/9.0; MICR 455/6.0; MICR 499/9.0; NSCI 499/9.0; PATH 499/9.0; PHAR 499/9.0; PHGY 499/9.0.
> Course outline available here.
We are updating our list of potential supervisor (Fall 2014). Check back here.


PATH-310* Pathology and Molecular Medicine
0.5 credit 3L/T
Next Offered 2015 January-April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Christine Hough
An introduction to pathology and molecular medicine. The course will be organized around a specific set of diseases, designed to illustrate basic concepts in the molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathology of human disease.

RECOMENDATION ANAT 215 and ANAT 216 and PHGY 212.
PREREQUISITE BCHM/MBIO 218.
COREQUISITE BCHM 310 or (BCHM 315 and BCHM 316).
Max enrollment 150.

> Course Description and Objectives


PATH-425: Current Topics in Human Genetics
0.5 credits, 2L;2S
Next Offered 2015 January-April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Lois Mulligan
An advanced level course introducing current topics in human genetics. The course will focus on the significance and implications of genetic variation and its role in disease, development and normal human diversity. In particular, the course will explore the future directions and implications of human genetic research in the post genomic era. Participation in seminars and group discussions is required. Enrolment is limited. Offered in Winter Term.

RECOMMENDATION BCHM 218/3.0 or MBIO 218/3.0 or permission of the course coordinator.
PREREQUISITE A minimum grade of B in BIOL 205/3.0 and Level 4 and (registration in a LISC
Major or Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.5).
EXCLUSION No more than 3.0 units from BIOL 441/3.0; PATH 425/3.0.

> Course Guidelines, Schedule and Lectures for 2014 Jan-Apr


PATH-430: Molecular Basis of Disease
0.5 credits.
Next offered 2015 January-April
Course Coordinator: Dr. David Lillicrap
An in-depth perspective of the pathogenesis of human disease. An integration of the genetic, biochemical, physiologic, anatomic, and general etiologic factors which play a role in the progression of several specific diseases from inception to death or recovery. The course will comprise short introductory presentations by teaching faculty followed by the presentation and discussion of relevant scientific papers by students. Given jointly with PATH 826*. Only undergraduates with an excellent performance in the prerequisite courses will be considered. Undergraduates should contact the Department during the first week of January to confirm enrolment. Enrolment is limited. Offered in Winter Term.

PREREQUISITE PATH 310/3.0 or and Level 4 and (registration in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.5) or permission of the course coordinator.

> Course schedule for 2014 January available here


PATH-499: Research Project in Pathology
10P;2T (1.5 credits) 2014 September-2015 April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Xiaolong Yang
A research project involving the study of human disease processes. The project will be supervised by a Faculty member in the Department and will provide opportunities for experimental design, data analysis and both written and oral presentation of results. Students must contact a potential faculty supervisor in the Spring preceding registration in fourth year.

NOTE Enrolment is limited; restricted to fourth year honours; acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.
NOTE Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 and (registration in a LISC Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.5) or permission of the course coordinator.
EXCLUSION No more than 9.0 units from ANAT 499/9.0; CANC 499/9.0; EPID 499/9.0; LISC 499/9.0; MICR 455/6.0; MICR 499/9.0; NSCI 499/9.0; PATH 499/9.0; PHAR 499/9.0; PHGY 499/9.0.

> Sample Course Guidelines for 2013-2014
We are updating our list of potential supervisor (Fall 2014). Check back here.


 
 
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