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Immunology Interdepartmental Honours

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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Immunology (Interdepartmental) (75 credits)

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* (3) Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 201* (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
CHEM 203** (3) Survey of Physical Chemistry
CHEM 204** (3) Physical Chemistry/Biological Sciences 1
CHEM 212 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222 (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
MIMM 211*** (3) Introductory Microbiology
PHGY 209*** (3) Mammalian Physiology 1

U2 Required Courses

13 credits from the following:

ANAT 261 (4) Introduction to Dynamic Histology
BIOC 311 (3) Metabolic Biochemistry
BIOC 312 (3) Biochemistry of Macromolecules
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology

U3 Required Courses

15 credits from the following:

MIMM 414 (3) Advanced Immunology
PHGY 419D1 (4.5) Immunology Research Project
PHGY 419D2 (4.5) Immunology Research Project
PHGY 513 (3) Cellular Immunology

Complementary Courses (27 credits)

U1 Complementary Courses

6 credits chosen for U1 complementary courses in the following manner.

3 credits selected from:

BIOL 373 (3) Biometry
MATH 203 (3) Principles of Statistics 1
PSYC 204 (3) Introduction to Psychological Statistics

plus 3 credits selected from the following:

* Students take CHEM 287 and CHEM 297.

ANAT 214 (3) Systemic Human Anatomy
ANAT 262 (3) Introductory Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 205 (3) Biology of Organisms
BIOL 304 (3) Evolution
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
COMP 202 (3) Introduction to Computing 1
COMP 203 (3) Introduction to Computing 2
MATH 204 (3) Principles of Statistics 2
MIMM 211 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MIMM 212 (2) Laboratory in Microbiology
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

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* (3) Laboratory in Biochemistry
BIOC 300D2* (3) Laboratory in Biochemistry
BIOL 301*** (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
MIMM 386D1** (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
MIMM 386D2** (3) Laboratory in Microbiology and Immunology
PHGY 212*** (1) Introductory Physiology Laboratory 1
PHGY 213*** (1) Introductory Physiology Laboratory 2

plus 6 credits, selected from:

* Students take either MATH 315 or BIOL 309.

ANAT 365 (3) Cellular Trafficking
BIOL 300 (3) Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 309* (3) Mathematical Models in Biology
BIOL 314 (3) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
MATH 222 (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315* (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
MIMM 323 (3) Microbial Physiology
MIMM 324 (3) Fundamental Virology
PATH 300 (3) Human Disease
PHAR 300 (3) Drug Action
PHAR 301 (3) Drugs and Disease
PHAR 303 (3) Principles of Toxicology
PHGY 311 (3) Channels, Synapses & Hormones
PHGY 312 (3) Respiratory, Renal, & Cardiovascular Physiology
PHGY 313 (3) Blood, Gastrointestinal, & Immune Systems Physiology
PHGY 314 (3) Integrative Neuroscience

U3 Complementary Courses

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

3 credits selected from:

BIOC 503 (3) Immunochemistry
MIMM 509 (3) Inflammatory Processes
PHGY 531 (3) Topics in Applied Immunology

plus 6 credits selected from:

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

ANAT 458* (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
BIOC 404 (3) Biophysical Chemistry
BIOC 450 (3) Protein Structure and Function
BIOC 454 (3) Nucleic Acids
BIOC 458* (3) Membranes and Cellular Signaling
BIOC 503 (3) Immunochemistry
BIOL 520 (3) Gene Activity in Development
MIMM 413 (3) Parasitology
MIMM 465 (3) Bacterial Pathogenesis
MIMM 466 (3) Viral Pathogenesis
MIMM 509 (3) Inflammatory Processes
PHAR 503 (3) Drug Design and Development 1
PHAR 504 (3) Drug Design and Development 2
PHGY 531 (3) Topics in Applied Immunology
PHGY 552 (3) Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Immunology Interdepartmental Honours

Location

Location

  • Montreal General Hospital
  • Room L11.132-44
  • 1650 Cedar Avenue
  • Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4

or

  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 1136
  • 3655 Drummond Street
  • Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6

About Immunology Interdepartmental Honours

About Immunology Interdepartmental Honours

Three Departments offer the Honours Program in Immunology: Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology, combining elements of each. The program is a demanding one, which will prepare the student for graduate work in immunology.

This program is comprised of a core of 48 credits in basic science courses in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and physiology. An additional 27 complementary credits may be selected from a broad selection of science courses. The remaining 13 credits are free electives, enabling the student to explore related science disciplines. Finally, an undergraduate research project, seminar and thesis provides an opportunity to directly experience research work in a laboratory with a professor of immunology.

Students who do not maintain Honours standing must transfer their registration to a program in one of the three participating Departments.

Apply to Dr. C. Piccirillo, Microbiology and Immunology, Room L11.132-44, Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC, H3G 1A4;ciro [dot] piccirillo [at] mcgill [dot] ca; 514-398-2872 or Dr. Monroe Cohen, Physiology, Room 1136, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Drummond Street, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6; monroe [dot] cohen [at] mcgill [dot] ca; 514-398-4342.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)