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Honours Immunology (Interdepartmental) (75 credits)

Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Students must obtain a U1 GPA or a U2 CGPA of 3.30 for admission to this enrolment-limited program. U1 students should inform one of the program coordinators of their intent to enter the Honours Immunology (Interdepartmental) Program during their U1 Winter term and confirm their intention in writing by April 1. U2 or U3 students can apply for admission at any time.

For graduation in the Honours program, the student must complete a minimum of 90 credits, and achieve a CGPA of not less than 3.30. The immunology courses (BIOC 503, MIMM 314, MIMM 414, MIMM 509, PHGY 419D1/D2, PHGY 513, PHGY 531) must all be passed with a grade not less than B.

Required Courses (48 credits)

U1 Required Courses

20 credits selected as follows:

* Students select either BIOC 212 or BIOL 201.
** Students select either CHEM 203 or CHEM 204.
*** Students select either PHGY 209 or MIMM 211.

  • BIOC 212 Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : An introductory course describing the biochemistry and molecular biology of selected key functions of animal cells, including: gene expression; mitochondrial production of metabolic energy; cellular communication with the extra-cellular environment; and regulation of cell division.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Thomas Duchaine, Arnim Pause, Dieter Reinhardt (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200

    • Restrictions: A non-terminal course intended to be followed by BIOC 311; BIOC 312 in the U2 year. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 201 or ANAT 212.

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Richard D W Roy, Gregory G Brown, Francesco Fagotto, Monique Zetka (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent

  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course introduces the student to our modern understanding of cells and how they work. Major topics to be covered include: photosynthesis, energy metabolism and metabolic integration; plasma membrane including secretion, endocytosis and contact mediated interactions between cells; cytoskeleton including cell and organelle movement; the nervous system; hormone signaling; the cell cycle.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Robert Levine, Kathryn Hewitt, Gary Brouhard (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212 or BIOC 212

  • CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The fundamentals of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with applications to biomolecular systems. Thermodynamic and kinetic control of biological processes.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: William Claude Galley (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.

    • Restriction: Intended for students in biological science programs requiring only one course in physical chemistry Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204 or CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243.

  • CHEM 204 Physical Chemistry/Biological Sciences 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Similar to CHEM 223/CHEM 243. Emphasis on the use of biological examples to illustrate the principles of physical chemistry. The relevance of physical chemistry to biology is stressed.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Amy Blum (Fall) Gonzalo Cosa (Winter)

  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Youla S Tsantrizos, Nicolas Moitessier (Fall) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster, Ralf Schirrmacher (Winter) Michel Daoust, Ariel Fenster (Summer)

  • CHEM 222 Introductory Organic Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, with special attention to mechanistic aspects. Special topics.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, James L Gleason (Fall) Karine Auclair, Michel Daoust (Winter) Michel Daoust, Joseph A Schwarcz (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken an equivalent Organic 2 at CEGEP (see McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table at www.mcgill.ca/mathscitable) or who have or are taking CHEM 234.

  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits) ***

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A general treatment of microbiology bearing specifically on the biological properties of microorganisms. Emphasis will be on procaryotic cells. Basic principles of immunology and microbial genetics are also introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Martin Olivier, Amee Manges (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Corequisite: BIOL 200

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits) ***

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ann Wechsler, Phil Gold, Erik Cook (Fall)

U2 Required Courses

13 credits from the following:

  • ANAT 261 Introduction to Dynamic Histology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : An introduction to light and electron microscopic anatomy in which cell and tissue dynamics will be explored in the principal tissues and organs of the body.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Craig A. Mandato, Carlos R Morales (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory

    • Must be taken in U1 by students in Anatomy and Cell Biology programs

    • Restriction: Open to students in biological sciences and others by special permission

  • BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : The generation of metabolic energy in higher organisms with an emphasis on its regulation at the molecular, cellular and organ level. Chemical concepts and mechanisms of enzymatic catalysis are also emphasized. Included: selected topics in carbohydrate, lipid and nitrogen metabolism; complex lipids and biological membranes; hormonal signal transduction.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Julie St-Pierre, Josee Dostie, Robert Kiss (Fall)

  • BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Gene expression from the start of transcription to the synthesis of proteins, their modifications and degradation. Topics covered: purine and pyrimidine metabolism; transcription and its regulation; mRNA processing; translation; targeting of proteins to specific cellular sites; protein glycosylation; protein phosphorylation; protein turn-over; programmed cell death (apoptosis).

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Philip E Branton, Nahum Sonenberg, Kalle Burgess Gehring (Winter)

  • MIMM 314 Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An introduction to the immune system, antigens, antibodies and lymphocytes. The course will cover the cellular and molecular basis of lymphocyte development and mechanisms of lymphocyte activation in immune responses.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Roger Palfree, Reza Alizadehfar, Ciriaco Piccirillo (Winter)

U3 Required Courses

15 credits from the following:

  • MIMM 414 Advanced Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An advanced course serving as a logical extension of MIMM 314. The course will integrate molecular, cellular and biochemical events involved in the ontogeny of the lymphoid system and its activation in the immune response. The course will provide the student with an up-to-date understanding of a rapidly moving field.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Sylvie Fournier, Martin Olivier, Jörg Fritz (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hour lecture

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314

  • PHGY 419D1 Immunology Research Project (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Individual research projects in immunology under the guidance of staff members in the three participating departments: Physiology, Biochemistry, and Microbiology and Immunology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Monroe W Cohen, Ciriaco Piccirillo (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 15 hours lab/week

    • Restriction: Enrolment restricted to U3 Interdepartmental Honours Immunology students or permission of instructors

    • Students must register for both PHGY 419D1 and PHGY 419D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHGY 419D1 and PHGY 419D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • PHGY 419D2 Immunology Research Project (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : See PHGY 419D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Monroe W Cohen, Ciriaco Piccirillo (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 15 hours lab/week

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 419D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PHGY 419D1 and PHGY 419D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Restriction: Enrolment restricted to U3 Interdepartmental Honours Immunology students or permission of instructors

  • PHGY 513 Cellular Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : This course deals with cellular interactions, regulation and effector mechanisms of the normal immune response in relation to diseases and pathogenic processes. It is taught at an advanced level.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Russell Jones, Maya Saleh, Javier Di Noia (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures plus term paper

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314, or permission of the instructor

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

U1 Complementary Courses

6 credits chosen for U1 complementary courses in the following manner.
3 credits selected from:

  • BIOL 373 Biometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Elementary statistical methods in biology. Introduction to the analysis of biological data with emphasis on the assumptions behind statistical tests and models. Use of statistical techniques typically available on computer packages.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Claire Seizilles de Mazancourt, Catherine Potvin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Examples of statistical data and the use of graphical means to summarize the data. Basic distributions arising in the natural and behavioural sciences. The logical meaning of a test of significance and a confidence interval. Tests of significance and confidence intervals in the one and two sample setting (means, variances and proportions).

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi, Jose Andres Correa (Fall)

    • No calculus prerequisites

    • Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar. Students should consult http://www.mcgill.ca/student-records/transfercredits/ for information regarding transfer credits for this course.

  • PSYC 204 Introduction to Psychological Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : The statistical analysis of research data; frequency distributions; graphic representation; measures of central tendency and variability; elementary sampling theory and tests of significance.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall) David J Ostry (Winter) Shahin Zangenehpour (Summer)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have passed a CEGEP statistics course(s) with a minimum grade of 75%: Mathematics 201-307 or 201-337 or equivalent or the combination of Quantitative Methods 300 with Mathematics 300

    • This course is a prerequisite for PSYC 305, PSYC 406, PSYC 310, PSYC 336

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

plus 3 credits selected from the following:

* Students take CHEM 287 and CHEM 297.

  • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Introduction to the gross anatomy of the various organ systems of head, neck and trunk regions of the human body. Practical tutorials include studies of prepared specimens, use of the anatomical museum and audio-visual materials. This course is limited in size. Selection of students (other than those requiring the course as part of their program) will be made after the first lecture. (Admission is guaranteed for all students enrolled in programs in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for which ANAT 214 is a required course.)

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Louis Hermo (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practical tutorial

    • Restriction: Open to students in biological sciences

    • Recommended: to U2 students in Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • ANAT 262 Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The architectural, functional and temporal continuity of organelles and the cytoskeleton of mammalian cells is introduced as well as their functional integration in the phenomena of exocytosis, endocytosis, protein trafficking and cell motility and adhesion.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John Presley, Ursula Stochaj, Isabelle Rouiller (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Corequisites: ANAT 212 or BIOC 212 or BIOL 201

    • Restriction: Open to students in biological sciences and others by special permission

  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Introduction to basic principles, and to modern advances, problems and applications in the genetics of higher and lower organisms with examples representative of the biological sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Daniel J Schoen, Mario Chevrette, Tamara Western (Winter) David Dankort, Tamara Western (Summer)

    • Winter, Summer

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CELL 204.

  • BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Unified view of form and function in animals and plants. Focus on how the laws of chemistry and physics illuminate biological processes relating to the acquisition of energy and materials and their use in movement, growth, development, reproduction and responses to environmental stress.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Rajinder S Dhindsa (Winter)

  • BIOL 304 Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : This course will show how the theory of evolution by natural selection provides the basis for understanding the whole of biology. The first half of the course describes the process of selection, while the second deals with evolution in the long term.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Graham Bell (Fall)

  • CHEM 287 Introductory Analytical Chemistry (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Qualitative and quantitative analysis. A survey of methods of analysis including theory and practice of semimicro qualitative analysis and representative gravimetric, volumetric and instrumental methods.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David H Burns, Eric Dunbar Salin (Fall)

  • CHEM 297 Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: David H Burns, Jan Hamier (Fall) Jan Hamier, Eric Dunbar Salin (Winter)

  • COMP 202 Introduction to Computing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Overview of components of microcomputers, the internet design and implementation of programs using a modern high-level language, an introduction to modular software design and debugging. Programming concepts are illustrated using a variety of application areas.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Mathieu Petitpas, Maja Frydrychowicz (Fall) Maja Frydrychowicz, Daniel Pomerantz (Winter) Daniel Pomerantz (Summer)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course

    • Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250

  • COMP 203 Introduction to Computing 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Basic data structures. Representation of arrays, stacks, and queues. Linked lists and their applications to binary trees. Internal sorting. Graph representation. Elementary graph algorithms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisites: MATH 133 and COMP 202

    • Restrictions: COMP 203 and COMP 250 are considered to be equivalent from a prerequisite point of view, and cannot both be taken for credit. Students who are registered in the following programs: Major or Honours in Computer Science, Major in Software Engineering, any of the joint major programs offered through the Faculty of Science and the Major Concentration in Foundations of Computing, in the Faculty of Arts, may not take this course.

  • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The concept of degrees of freedom and the analysis of variability. Planning of experiments. Experimental designs. Polynomial and multiple regressions. Statistical computer packages (no previous computing experience is needed). General statistical procedures requiring few assumptions about the probability model.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent. No calculus prerequisites

    • Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A general treatment of microbiology bearing specifically on the biological properties of microorganisms. Emphasis will be on procaryotic cells. Basic principles of immunology and microbial genetics are also introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Martin Olivier, Amee Manges (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Corequisite: BIOL 200

  • MIMM 212 Laboratory in Microbiology (2 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : This laboratory course is designed to complement MIMM 211. Sessions introduce general techniques peculiar to the handling of microorganisms.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Samantha Gruenheid, Donald Sheppard, Marcel A Behr (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours laboratory, 0.5 hour lecture, 1 hour follow-up

    • Corequisite: MIMM 211

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ann Wechsler, Phil Gold, Erik Cook (Fall)

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John H White, Ann Wechsler, Anne-Marie Lauzon (Winter)

U2 Complementary Courses

12 credits chosen as follows:

6 credits selected from:

Students may select
* BIOC 300D1 and BIOCD2 or
** MIMM 386D1 and MIMM 386D2 or
*** PHGY 212 and PHGY 213 and BIOL 301

  • BIOC 300D1 Laboratory in Biochemistry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : A comprehensive course in modern biochemical techniques involving properties of enzymes, metabolism, fractionation of organelles from mammalian cells and molecular biology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Imed Eddine Gallouzi, Peter Erich Braun, Kalle Burgess Gehring (Fall)

  • BIOC 300D2 Laboratory in Biochemistry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : See BIOC 300D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jose Guerreiro Teodoro (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: BIOC 300D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both BIOC 300D1 and BIOC 300D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • BIOL 301 Cell and Molecular Laboratory (4 credits) ***

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An introduction to laboratory techniques with a focus on methods used to investigate fundamental questions in modern cell and molecular biology. Techniques including gene cloning, DNA and protein isolation and manipulation are covered, along with functional analysis of genes and proteins, basic bioinformatics, and computer-based experimental design and data analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Nam Sung Moon, Paul Harrison, Huanquan Zheng (Fall) Nam Sung Moon, Paul Harrison, Huanquan Zheng (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter

    • 1 hour lecture and one 6-hour laboratory

    • Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212, and BIOL 202. BIOL 206 recommended.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOC 300. Requires departmental approval.

    • For approval email anne-marie [dot] sdicu [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Specify your ID number as well as the term and lab day.

  • MIMM 386D1 Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Introduction to microbiological and immunological research and technology, including bacterial classification, bacterial and viral genetics, molecular genetics, and cell and molecular immunological techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Malcolm George Baines, Stephane Richard, Benoit Cousineau, Silvia Vidal (Fall)

  • MIMM 386D2 Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : See MIMM 386D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Malcolm George Baines, Silvia Vidal, Stephane Richard, Benoit Cousineau (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 386D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MIMM 386D1 and MIMM 386D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • PHGY 212 Introductory Physiology Laboratory 1 (1 credit) ***

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Exercises illustrating fundamental principles in physiology: Biological Signals Acquisitions, Blood, Immunology, Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Physiology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Julio Martinez Trujillo, Mladen I Glavinovic, Russell Jones (Fall)

    • (One 3-hour lab and one 1-hour lecture every second week.)

    • Corequisite: PHGY 209.

    • Restrictions: Required for Physiology students enrolled in PHGY 209. Open to BA &Sc. students and to others by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken PHGY 212D1/D2.

    • Note: For students in a Physiology program, PHGY 212 should be taken concurrently with PHGY 209.

  • PHGY 213 Introductory Physiology Laboratory 2 (1 credit) ***

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Exercises illustrating fundamental principles in physiology: Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular, Respiration, Exercise Physiology, Molecular Endocrinology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michael R Guevara, Douglas Watt, Riaz Farookhi, Sheldon A Magder (Winter)

    • (One 3-hour lab and one 1-hour lecture every second week.)

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 212

    • Corequisite: PHGY 210.

    • Restrictions: Required for Physiology students enrolled in PHGY 210. Open to BA &Sc. students and to others by permission of the instructor. Not open to students who have taken PHGY 212D1/D2.

    • Note: For students in a Physiology program, PHGY 213 should be taken concurrently with PHGY 210.

plus 6 credits, selected from:

* Students take either MATH 315 or BIOL 309.

  • ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : An intensive study of the processes of protein secretion and cell membrane biogenesis. Emphasis on morphological aspects of the above processes, and on the major techniques which have provided experimental evidence, namely, subcellular fractionation, cytochemistry and quantitative electron microscope radioautography.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Fiona Kay Bedford, Peter Scott McPherson, Philip A Barker (Fall)

  • BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A survey of current knowledge and approaches in the area of regulation of gene expression, post-transcriptional control of gene expression, and signal transduction.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Laura Nilson, Monique Zetka (Fall)

  • BIOL 309 Mathematical Models in Biology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Application of finite difference and differential equations to problems in cell and developmental biology, ecology and physiology. Qualitative, quantitative and graphical techniques are used to analyze mathematical models and to compare theoretical predictions with experimental data.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Leon Glass (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: one year of calculus. An additional course in calculus is recommended

  • BIOL 314 Molecular Biology of Oncogenes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The genes that cause cancer are altered versions of genes present in normal cells. The origins of these oncogenes, their genetic structure, regulation, and the biochemical properties of the oncogene-encoded proteins will be analyzed in an attempt to understand the origins of human and animal cancers.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Loydie Majewska, Maya Saleh, David Dankort (Fall)

  • CHEM 302 Introductory Organic Chemistry 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Topics covered may include the following: Aromatic compounds, heterocyclic chemistry, sulfur and phosphorus chemistry, organosulfur and organophosphorus compounds, and biomolecules such as lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, polypeptides, DNA and RNA.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Masad J Damha (Fall) Hanadi Sleiman (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 222, or permission of the instructor.

  • MATH 222 Calculus 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson, Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson (Winter)

  • MATH 315 Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Jian-Jun Xu (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 222.

    • Corequisite: MATH 133.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 325.

  • MIMM 323 Microbial Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An introduction to the composition and structure of microbial cells, the biochemical activities associated with cellular metabolism and how these activities are regulated and coordinated. The course will have a molecular and genetic approach to the study of microbial physiology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gregory T Marczynski, James W Coulton, Bernard Turcotte (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lecture

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 211

  • MIMM 324 Fundamental Virology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A study of the fundamental properties of viruses and their interactions with host cells. Bacteriophages, DNA- and RNA-containing animal viruses, and retroviruses are covered. Emphasis will be on phenomena occurring at the molecular level and on the regulated control of gene expression in virus-infected cells.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Matthias Gotte, Jose Guerreiro Teodoro, Jacques Archambault (Fall)

  • PATH 300 Human Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pathology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pathology : Provides a fundamental understanding of the diseases prevalent in North America, for upper level students in the biological sciences. Includes: general responses of cells and organ systems to injury; assessment of individual diseases by relating the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention to the primary biological abnormalities in each disorder.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Edith Zorychta (Winter)

  • PHAR 300 Drug Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Principles of pharmacology and toxicology. Frequently encountered drugs will be used as a focus to illustrate sites and mechanisms of action, distribution, metabolism, elimination and adverse side effects.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Edith Zorychta, Barbara F Hales (Fall)

  • PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : This course further explores the basic principles of pharmacology as illustrated by drugs used in the treatment of disease. Emphasis is placed on drugs used for diseases prevalent in North America.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Barbara F Hales, Paul Clarke, Derek Bowie (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 300 or permission of instructor.

  • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Fundamental mechanisms by which toxic compounds damage a biological system (organelle, cell, organ, organism, ecosystem). Detection and quantification of toxicity and risk/benefit analysis are considered. Selected agents of current risk to human health or the environment are evaluated in depth.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Bernard Robaire, Barbara F Hales, Edith Zorychta (Winter)

  • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses on cellular communication in the nervous system and the endocrine system.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ellis Cooper, Ali Haghighi (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 afternoons per term

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 209 or permission of the instructor.

  • PHGY 312 Respiratory, Renal, & Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of topics in renal, respiratory and cardiovascular functions explored beyond the introductory level.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John W Hanrahan, Jacopo Mortola, Sheldon A Magder (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 Wednesday afternoons per term

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210 or equivalent, PHGY 311 or permission of the instructor

  • PHGY 313 Blood, Gastrointestinal, & Immune Systems Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of topics in immunology, blood and fluids, and gastrointestinal physiology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Julio Martinez Trujillo, Volker Manfred Blank, Russell Jones (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 Wednesday afternoons per term

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210 or equivalent, PHGY 311 or permission of the instructor

  • PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : In depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of how single neurons and ensembles of neurons encode sensory information, generate movement, and control cognitive functions such as emotion, learning, and memory, during voluntary behaviours.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Douglas Watt, Julio Martinez Trujillo, Melissa Vollrath (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lectures per week

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209

U3 Complementary Courses

9 credits of U3 complementary courses chosen in the following manner:

3 credits selected from:

  • BIOC 503 Immunochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : This course, presented in lecture format, emphasizes the molecular, genetic and structure function events that occur in the humoral immune response. Interleukins and other mediators of inflammation, a field in which rapid changes are occurring, are discussed. The clinical significance of fundamental biochemical findings is described.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joseph Shuster (Winter)

  • MIMM 509 Inflammatory Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : This course concentrates on the non-specific aspects of the immune response, an area which is not adequately covered by the other immunology courses presented at the university. Interactions between guest researchers (from McGill and other universities) and students will be furthered.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joyce Ellen Rauch, Giovanni Di Battista (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of seminar

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314.

    • Corequisite: PHGY 513 or MIMM 414

    • This course will be given in conjunction with the Division of Experimental Medicine

  • PHGY 531 Topics in Applied Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Seminar format course in which experts in immunologic mechanisms of resistance against a variety of infectious diseases, including AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis oversee student moderators in their presentation of recent scientific literature in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Mary M Stevenson, Momar Ndao, Jörg Fritz (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Permission of the instructor. U3 InterDept. Honours Immunology students and graduate students with strong immunology background i.e. PHGY 513 and BIOC 503

plus 6 credits selected from:

* Students take either BIOC 458 or ANAT 458, but not both.

  • ANAT 458 Membranes and Cellular Signaling (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : An integrated treatment of the properties of biological membranes and of intracellular signaling, including the major role that membranes play in transducing and integrating cellular regulatory signals. Biological membrane organization and dynamics; membrane transport; membrane receptors and their associated effectors; mechanisms of regulation of cell growth, morphology, differentiation and death.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John R Silvius, Chantal Autexier, Dieter Reinhardt (Winter)

  • BIOC 404 Biophysical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Hydrodynamic and electrophoretic methods for separation and characterization of macromolecules. Optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy of biopolymers, and applications to biological systems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John R Silvius, William Claude Galley, Kalle Burgess Gehring (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: CHEM 204, CHEM 214 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 404.

  • BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of enzymes. Active site mapping and site-specific mutagenesis of enzymes. Enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of catalysis. Multienzyme complexes.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Bhushan Nagar, Matthias Gotte, Isabelle Rouiller (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: BIOC 311, BIOC 312 and/or sufficient organic chemistry.

    • Restriction: Intended primarily for students at the U3 level

  • BIOC 454 Nucleic Acids (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Chemistry of RNA and DNA, transcription and splicing of RNA and their control; enzymology of DNA replication. Special topics on transgenics, genetic diseases and cancer.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Josee Dostie, Jose Guerreiro Teodoro, Thomas Duchaine (Fall)

  • BIOC 458 Membranes and Cellular Signaling (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : An integrated treatment of the properties of biological membranes and of intracellular signaling, including the major role that membranes play in transducing and integrating cellular regulatory signals. Biological membrane organization and dynamics: membrane transport; membrane receptors and their associated effectors; mechanisms of regulation of cell growth, morphology, differentiation and death.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John R Silvius, Chantal Autexier, Dieter Reinhardt (Winter)

  • BIOC 503 Immunochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : This course, presented in lecture format, emphasizes the molecular, genetic and structure function events that occur in the humoral immune response. Interleukins and other mediators of inflammation, a field in which rapid changes are occurring, are discussed. The clinical significance of fundamental biochemical findings is described.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joseph Shuster (Winter)

  • BIOL 520 Gene Activity in Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : An analysis of the role and regulation of gene expression in several models of eukaryotic development. The emphasis will be on critical evaluation of recent literature concerned with molecular or genetic approaches to the problems of cellular differentiation and determination. Recent research reports will be discussed in conferences and analyzed in written critiques.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Richard D W Roy (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture and discussion

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and BIOL 303 or permission

  • MIMM 413 Parasitology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A study of the biology, immunological aspects of host-parasite interactions, pathogenicity, epidemiology and molecular biological aspects of selected parasites of medical importance. Laboratory will consist of a lecture on techniques, demonstrations and practical work.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Zafer Ali Khan, Martin Olivier, John Dalton (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314 or equivalent - ANAT 261 is strongly recommended

  • MIMM 465 Bacterial Pathogenesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Organized by the McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance. This course focuses on the interplay of the host and the pathogen. The cellular and molecular basis of the host defense mechanism against infections will be considered in relationship to the virulence factors and evasion strategies used by bacteria to cause disease.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Herve Le-Moual, Martin Olivier, Florence Dzierszinski (Fall)

  • MIMM 466 Viral Pathogenesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A study of the biological and molecular aspects of viral pathogenesis with emphasis on the human pathogenic viruses including the retroviruses HIV and HTLV-1; herpes viruses; papilloma viruses; hepatitis viruses; and new emerging human viral diseases. These viruses will be discussed in terms of virus multiplication, gene expression virus-induced cytopathic effects and host immune response to infection.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Anne Gatignol, Chen Liang, Lorraine E Chalifour (Winter)

  • MIMM 509 Inflammatory Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : This course concentrates on the non-specific aspects of the immune response, an area which is not adequately covered by the other immunology courses presented at the university. Interactions between guest researchers (from McGill and other universities) and students will be furthered.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Joyce Ellen Rauch, Giovanni Di Battista (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of seminar

    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314.

    • Corequisite: PHGY 513 or MIMM 414

    • This course will be given in conjunction with the Division of Experimental Medicine

  • PHAR 503 Drug Design and Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Chemistry, mechanisms of action and steps in drug development.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gregory Miller (Fall)

  • PHAR 504 Drug Design and Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Possible untoward effects and reasons for drug (dis)approval.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Dusica Maysinger, Gregory Miller (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: PHAR 503, or permission of coordinator

    • Restriction: U3 and graduate students. Students can register only with permission of coordinators.

  • PHGY 531 Topics in Applied Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Seminar format course in which experts in immunologic mechanisms of resistance against a variety of infectious diseases, including AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis oversee student moderators in their presentation of recent scientific literature in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Mary M Stevenson, Momar Ndao, Jörg Fritz (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Permission of the instructor. U3 InterDept. Honours Immunology students and graduate students with strong immunology background i.e. PHGY 513 and BIOC 503

  • PHGY 552 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Discussions of recent significant advances in our understanding of the gene products involved in diverse cellular signalling pathways. Topics will include cell-surface hormone receptors, nuclear steroid hormone receptors, and ion channels and transporters. Students will present and critically evaluate experimental approaches, results and interpretations of selected research publications.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: John Orlowski, John H White, Louise Larose (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 1 hour lecture, 2 hours seminar weekly

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 311

    • Preference will be given to Physiology Honours and Graduate students

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