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Major Anatomy and Cell Biology (67 credits)

Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

Required Courses (43 credits)

Note: ANAT 261 must be taken in U1.
* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212, CHEM 222, and/or MATH 203 in CEGEP (as defined at http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/plan/transfer/) are exempt and must replace these credits with elective course credits to satisfy the total credit requirement for their degree.

  • ANAT 212 Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : 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)

  • 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 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

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

One of the following statistics courses:

  • 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.

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

Complementary courses are selected as follows with a minimum of 6 credits at the 400-level or higher:

12 credits selected from:

  • ANAT 321 Circuitry of the Human Brain (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : This course explores the functional organization of the human brain and spinal cord. The course focuses on how neuronal systems are designed to subserve specific motor, sensory, and cognitive operations.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: James Brawer, Samuel David (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hour lectures, 2 hours laboratory/tutorial

    • Prerequisite: at least one 3-credit university level course in biology or psychology

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students only, except for P&OT students.

  • ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : A lecture course describing brain-endocrine relationships. Emphasis on modern experimental evidence and conceptual developments within the field.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Claire Walker (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 261.

  • 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)

  • ANAT 381 Basis of Embryology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The basic processes of reproduction and embryonic development, such as molecular signaling; cell-cell interaction; differentiation; cell fate determination; genetic and epigenetic control of embryonic development.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Makoto Nagano, Barbara F Hales, Hugh Clarke (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hour lectures

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, BIOL 202 or permission of instructor

  • ANAT 416 Development, Disease and Regeneration (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Importance of developmental biology for disease and regeneration. Topics: advanced developmental biology principles; molecular basis for stem cells and their potential applications; organogenesis and its applications to various diseases.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Marko Horb (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite(s): ANAT 381 or BIOL 303 or special permission of instructor

  • 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)

  • ANAT 541 Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Complex aging process, including theories and mechanisms of aging, animal model systems used to study aging, age-dependent diseases, for example, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and cancer, and age-related diseases, for example, Werner's syndrome and dyskeratosis congenita.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Stephanie Lehoux, Chantal Autexier (Winter)

  • NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Neurology and Neurosurgery : A survey of the functional organization of nerve cells, signalling in the nervous system, and principles of neural development. Topics include cell polarity, neurotransmitters, neurotrophins, receptors and second messengers, cell lineage, guidance of axon outgrowth, and nerve regeneration. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of neurons at the molecular level.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Francois Cloutier, David S Ragsdale, Edward Ruthazer (Winter)

12 credits of biologically oriented courses (BOC) selected from:

  • ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : A lecture course describing brain-endocrine relationships. Emphasis on modern experimental evidence and conceptual developments within the field.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Claire Walker (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 261.

  • 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)

  • ANAT 381 Basis of Embryology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The basic processes of reproduction and embryonic development, such as molecular signaling; cell-cell interaction; differentiation; cell fate determination; genetic and epigenetic control of embryonic development.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Makoto Nagano, Barbara F Hales, Hugh Clarke (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hour lectures

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, BIOL 202 or permission of instructor

  • ANAT 416 Development, Disease and Regeneration (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Importance of developmental biology for disease and regeneration. Topics: advanced developmental biology principles; molecular basis for stem cells and their potential applications; organogenesis and its applications to various diseases.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Marko Horb (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite(s): ANAT 381 or BIOL 303 or special permission of instructor

  • ANAT 432 Honours Research Project (9 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Supervised honours research project in biological sciences.

    Terms: Summer 2011, Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Fiona Kay Bedford (Summer) Fiona Kay Bedford (Fall) Fiona Kay Bedford (Winter)

    • Summer

    • Restriction: For students in the Honours program.

    • Course opened to all Anatomy & Cell Biology students and other BSc students by special permission only.

  • 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)

  • ANAT 541 Cell and Molecular Biology of Aging (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Complex aging process, including theories and mechanisms of aging, animal model systems used to study aging, age-dependent diseases, for example, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and cancer, and age-related diseases, for example, Werner's syndrome and dyskeratosis congenita.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Stephanie Lehoux, Chantal Autexier (Winter)

  • 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)

  • 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 455 Neurochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Covers biochemical mechanisms underlying central nervous system function. Introduces basic neuroanatomy, CNS cell types and morphology, neuronal excitability, chemically mediated transmission, glial function. Biochemistry of specific neurotransmitters, endocrine effects on brain, brain energy metabolism and cerebral ischemia (stroke). With examples, where relevant, of biochemical processes disrupted in human CNS disease.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Ana Cecilia Flores Parkman, Naguib Mechawar, Nicolas Cermakian (Winter)

  • 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 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 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.

  • BIOL 303 Developmental Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A consideration of the fundamental processes and principles operating during embryogenesis. Experimental analyses at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels will be presented and discussed to provide an overall appreciation of developmental phenomena.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Laura Nilson, Yong Rao, Daniel Dufort (Winter)

  • BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Neural mechanisms of animal behaviour; neuroethology; cellular neurophysiology, integrative networks within nervous systems; neural control of movement; processing of sensory information.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gerald Pollack, Joseph Alan Dent (Fall)

  • BIOL 313 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Cell biology of eukaryotes focusing on the assembly and function of cellular structures, the regulation of transcription; the dynamics of the cytoskeleton and its motors; mechanics of cell division; cell cycle and checkpoints; nuclear dynamics; chromosome structure and behaviour and experimental techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Monique Zetka, Francesco Fagotto (Winter)

  • 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)

  • BIOL 370 Human Genetics Applied (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A contemporary view of genetic research as applied to human health and well-being.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Roberta M Palmour (Fall)

  • BIOL 389 Laboratory in Neurobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Methods of neurobiological research, including extracellular and intracellular recordings, electrical stimulation, and the study of neuro-behavioural problems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gerald Pollack, Louis St-Amant, Joseph Alan Dent (Winter)

  • BIOL 468 Independent Research Project 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Independent research project.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

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

    • Fall, Winter or Summer

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 206 or BIOL 301 or other suitable laboratory course

    • Restriction: Open only to Biology students. Not open to students who have taken BIOL 471 or BIOL 471D1/D2.

    • Projects must be arranged individually with a staff member of the Biology Department and a form from Nancy Nelson, Room W4/13, Stewart Building, must be completed prior to registration.

  • BIOL 514 Neurobiology Learning and Memory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Properties of nerve cells that are responsible for learning and memory. Recent advances in the understanding of neurophysiological, biochemical and structural processes relevant to neural plasticity. Emphasis on a few selected model systems involving both vertebrate and invertebrate animals.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Oliver Hardt, Paola Virginia Migues Blanco (Fall)

  • BIOL 518 Advanced Topics in Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Conserved processes in Eukaryotic organisms, including the cytoskeleton, the cell cycle, complex traits/disease, global analysis/bioinformatics, and innovative studies/techniques in cell biology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard, Jacalyn Vogel (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours seminar

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 313 and permission

  • 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

  • BIOL 524 Topics in Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Molecular genetics and molecular, cellular and developmental biology, including signal transduction, cell differentiation and function, genetic diseases in eukaryotes.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Hugh Clarke, David Dankort (Fall)

  • BIOL 530 Advances in Neuroethology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Neural mechanisms underlying behaviour in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gerald Pollack (Winter)

  • BIOL 532 Developmental Neurobiology Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Discussions of all aspects of nervous system development including pattern formation, cell lineage, pathfinding and targeting by growing axons, and neuronal regeneration. The basis for these discussions will be recent research papers and other assigned readings.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Robert Levine, Donald Van Meyel (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 1 hour lecture, 2 hours seminar

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 306 or permission of instructor

  • BIOL 544 Genetic Basis of Life Span (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The course will consider how gene action is determining the duration of life in various organisms focusing on the strengths and limitations of the genetic approach. The course will focus particularly on model organisms such as yeast, Caenorhabditis, Drosophila and mouse, as well as on the characterization of long-lived people.

    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.

  • BIOL 551 Molecular Biology: Cell Cycle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Cytological studies, biochemical and genetical information are integrated to explain molecular form and function in the eukaryotic cell. The mitotic cell cycle and its coordination with cell growth and division; maintenance of cellular architecture, protein targeting, self-assembly of macromolecular complexes, organelle biogenesis, and DNA replication and segregation are examined.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jacalyn Vogel, Paul Francois (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200, BIOL 201, BIOL 300

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 177-451

  • BIOL 572 Molecular Evolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Evolutionary change in DNA and proteins and its implications for cellular, organismal, and population/species evolution.

    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.

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture/seminar

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 300

  • BIOL 575 Human Biochemical Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Topics on the study of human systems that have led to advances in basic biology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Rosenblatt (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 202 and BIOL 300; or permission of the instructor

  • BIOL 588 Advances in Molecular/Cellular Neurobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Discussion of fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying the general features of cellular neurobiology. An advanced course based on lectures and on a critical review of primary research papers.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Kenneth E M Hastings, Salvatore T Carbonetto (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours seminar

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 300 and BIOL 306 or permission

  • BIOT 505 Selected Topics in Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Current methods and recent advances in biological, medical, agricultural and engineering aspects of biotechnology will be described and discussed. An extensive reading list will complement the lecture material.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jacalyn Vogel (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: U3 students

  • EXMD 401 Physiology and Biochemistry Endocrine Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Offered in conjunction with the Department of Physiology. The course provides a basic knowledge of endocrine systems encompassing biosynthesis, metabolism and physiological actions of hormones. Specific topics covered are hormones of the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, thyroids, parathyroids, pancreas, gut and the gonads. The role of hormones and growth factors in pregnancy and fetal development are also discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Coimbatore B Srikant (Winter)

  • EXMD 502 Advanced Endocrinology 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : This course is designed for U3 students who are in a major or honours program in anatomy, biology, biochemistry or physiology and for graduate students. A multidisciplinary approach will be used to teach biosynthesis and processing of hormones, their regulation, function and mechanism of action. The material will cover hypothalamic, pituitary, thyroid, atrial and adrenal hormones as well as prostaglandins and related substances.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Hugh P J Bennett, Andrew Bateman (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EXMD 503 Advanced Endocrinology 02 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Study of the parathyroids, gut and pancreatic hormones and growth factors. In addition, the role of hormones and growth factors in reproduction and fetal maturation will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Hugh P J Bennett (Winter)

    • Winter

  • EXMD 504 Biology of Cancer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : An introduction to the biology of malignancy. A multidisciplinary approach dealing with the etiology of cancer, the biological properties of malignant cells, the host response to tumour cell growth and the principles of cancer therapy.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: David M P Thomson (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): A good knowledge of biology at the cellular and molecular level. Open to U3 and graduate students only

  • EXMD 506 Advanced Applied Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Offered in conjunction with the Department of Physiology. Current topics, methods and techniques for studying the cardiovascular system. Basic and applied cardiac electrophysiology, mechanisms of pacemaker activity, arrhythmias, the effects of drugs on cardiac functions, fetal circulation, coronary circulation, mechanics of blood flow, cardiovascular diseases, renal and neural control of the circulation, and cardiac assist devices.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Adel Giaid (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): PHGY 313 or by permission of Instructors

  • EXMD 507 Advanced Applied Respiratory Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Offered in conjunction with the Department of Physiology. In depth coverage of respiratory biology including: functional anatomy of the respiratory system, pulmonary statics and dynamics, chest wall and respiratory muscles, ventilation and perfusion, control of breathing, and defense mechanisms. This course is aimed at providing a solid grounding in pulmonary biology and its research applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Basil Petrof (Fall)

  • EXMD 508 Advanced Topics in Respiration (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Offered in conjunction with the Department of Physiology. In depth coverage of developmental physiology, pulmonary vascular physiology, biology of airway smooth muscle, respiratory epithelium and molecular biology of respiratory muscles. Dyspnea, mechanical ventilation and respiratory failure will also be covered. This course emphasizes application of respiratory biology to basic and applied research and touches on pulmonary pathophysiology.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Elizabeth Dee Fixman (Winter)

  • EXMD 509 Gastrointestinal Physiology and Pathology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Course deals with various aspects of gastrointestinal and hepatic function in health and altered physiological states. The principal focus is on the recent literature pertaining to cell and molecular mechanisms underlying the motility secretory process, absorption and secretion. The molecular biology of the hepatic viruses and various aspects of colonic neoplasia will also be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gary Edward Wild (Fall) Gary Edward Wild (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • Prerequisite: Graduate students, U3 undergraduates

  • EXMD 510 Bioanalytical Separation Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : The student will be taught the capabilities and limitations of modern separation methods (gas and high-performance liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, hyphenated techniques). Application of these techniques to solve analytical problems relevant to biomedical research will be emphasized, with special attention being paid to the processing of biological samples.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Bertrand Jean-Claude (Fall)

    • Fall

  • EXMD 512D1 Recent Progress in AIDS Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Interdisciplinary seminar course on basic, clinical, epidemiological and psychosocial aspects of HIV infection. Topics include: the pathophysiology of HIV-associated immunodeficiency; review of current antiviral treatment and mechanisms of resistance to anti-HIV drugs; sessions on the natural history, clinical manifestations and general aspects of treatment interventions, as pertaining to different populations.

    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.

  • EXMD 512D2 Recent Progress in AIDS Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : See EXMD 512D1 for course description.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: EXMD 512D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EXMD 512D1 and EXMD 512D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • MIMM 387 Applied Microbiology and Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : The ability to select and manipulate genetic material has lead to unprecedented interest in the industrial applications of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells. Beginning in the 1970s the introduction of and subsequent refinements to recombinant DNA technology and hybridoma technology transformed the horizons of the biopharmaceutical world. This course will highlight the important events that link basic research to clinical/commercial application of new drugs and chemicals.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Robert A Murgita, Francois Coutlee, Amir Raz (Winter)

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • NUTR 307 Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Nutrition in human health and disease from the molecular to the organismal level. Nutrigenomics, the impact of genotype on nutrient metabolism, health and disease risk, and the role of nutrients in metabolic regulation.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Linda J Wykes, Luis Agellon (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)

  • PHAR 562 General Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Topics in pharmacology with an emphasis on molecular aspects and the nervous system; topics include molecular mechanisms of drug-action, cellular targets and rationale for therapeutics.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Guillermina Almazan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301.

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.

  • PHAR 563 General Pharmacology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Selected topics in pharmacology of the endocrine, metabolic, and cardiovascular systems. Additional topics include: pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics, chronopharmacology, molecular structure in pharmacology, epigenetic targets in cancer chemotherapy, and stem cell therapies.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Daniel Bernard (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: PHAR 301.

    • Restriction: Open to U3 students in the minor, major or honours program in Pharmacology, or with permission of instructor.

  • 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

  • PHGY 451 Advanced Neurophysiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Topics of current interest in neurophysiology including the development of neurons and synapses, physiology of ionic channels, presynaptic and postsynaptic events in synaptic transmission and neuronal interactions in CNS function.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ellis Cooper, Monroe W Cohen, Brian Chen (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 311 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

  • PHGY 502 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Behaviour of physiological processes in response to physical effort, in areas such as structural basis of muscle contraction, thermoregulation during exercise, mechanics and energetics of muscle contraction, fuel utilization, fatigue, physiological adjustments during exercise and influence of training.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Lauzon, Alain Steve Comtois, Dilson Rassier (Winter)

  • PHGY 508 Advanced Renal Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Offered in conjunction with the Department of Medicine. Lectures and seminars will cover advanced concepts in selected areas of kidney physiology (glomerular and tubular function) as well as membrane and epithelial transport. Students will be expected to critically discuss selected experimental papers.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Andrey V E Cybulsky, Diana Margarita Iglesias, Dana Baran (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): PHGY 312 or the equivalent

    • Restriction: Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students

  • 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

  • PHGY 515 Physiology of Blood 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Study of the cell and molecular physiology of hemostasis and its pathophysiology (bleeding and thrombosis). Emphases on molecular mechanisms regulating clot formation, fibrinolysis, and cell adhesion/aggregation. Experimental approaches and specific clinical disorders will be analyzed. Weekly discussions, and a major term paper.

    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.

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lecture plus 1 hour seminar weekly

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 313 or PHGY 312 or permission of the instructor

  • PHGY 516 Physiology of Blood 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Bone marrow hematopoiesis, with emphasis on regulation of stem cell proliferation and differentiation along hematopoietic pathways. Formation and differentiation of red and white blood cells and some of the diseases associated with hematopoiesis will be covered. Emphasis will be given to the molecular mechanisms involved in the normal and pathological conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Volker Manfred Blank, Premysl Ponka, Stephanie Lehoux (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture plus 1 hour seminar weekly

  • PHGY 517 Artificial Internal Organs (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiological, bioengineering, chemical and clinical aspects of artificial organs including basic principles and physiopathology of organ failure. Examples: oxygenator, cardiac support, vascular substitutes, cardiac pacemaker, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biocompatibility.

    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.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructors.

  • PHGY 518 Artificial Cells (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology, biotechnology, chemistry and biomedical application of artificial cells, blood substitutes, immobilized enzymes, microorganisms and cells, hemoperfusion, artificial kidneys, and drug delivery systems. PHGY 517 and PHGY 518 when taken together, will give a complete picture of this field. However, the student can select one of these.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Thomas Ming Swi Chang, Satya Prakash (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructors.

  • 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

  • PHGY 556 Topics in Systems Neuroscience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Physiology : Topics of current interest in systems neurophysiology and behavioural neuroscience including: the neural representation of sensory information and motor behaviours, models of sensory motor integration, and the computational analysis of problems in motor control and perception. Students will be expected to present and critically discuss journal articles in class.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Daniel E Guitton, Erik Cook, Wissam Musallam (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Permission of the instructor required.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHGY 456

  • PSYT 500 Advances: Neurobiology of Mental Disorders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Psychiatry : Current theories on the neurobiological basis of most well known mental disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, dementia). Methods and strategies in research on genetic, physiological and biochemical factors in mental illness will be discussed. Discussion will also focus on the rationale for present treatment approaches and on promising new approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Lalit K Srivastava, Tak Pan Wong (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): BIOC 212 and BIOC 311, or BIOC 312, or BIOL 200 and BIOL 201, or PHGY 311, or PSYC 308 and an upper-level biological science course with permission of the instructors, or equivalent. Basic knowledge of cellular and molecular biology is required.

    • Restriction: Open to U3 and graduate students only.

    • Restriction: Graduate Studies: strongly recommended for M.Sc. students in Psychiatry.

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