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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Cell Biology (Thesis) (45 credits)

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

Program Requirements

Thesis Course (24 credits)

  • ANAT 698 M.Sc. Thesis Research 1 (24 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Independent research work under the direction ofthe Thesis Supervisor and the guidance of the thesis advisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Required Course (12 credits)

  • ANAT 601 MSc Seminar Examination (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The term before the student graduates, the student is to present a 30 minute seminar on their thesis work in a public seminar open to all members of the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, followed by a question period lasting 15 to 20 minutes. All faculty, cross-appointed academic staff, post docs and students are expected to attend the seminar.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Masters in Cell Biology students
  • ANAT 695 Seminars in Cell Biology 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Weekly assignments based on seminars attended will be graded by the supervisor. A grade of P or F will be assigned.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Restricted to Masters and PhD students in Cell Biology
  • ANAT 696 Seminars in Cell Biology 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Weekly assignments based on seminars attended will be graded by the supervisor. A grade of P or F will be assigned.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 695
    • Restriction: Restricted to Graduate students in Cell Biology
  • ANAT 697 Seminars in Cell Biology 3 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Weekly assignments based on seminars attended will be graded by the supervisor. A grade of P or F will be assigned.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 695 and ANAT 696

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

6 credits from one of two streams: Cell Developmental Biology Stream or Human Systems Biology Stream

Cell Developmental Biology Stream

  • ANAT 663D1 Histology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The study of the cytology and structure of tissues and organs.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Students must register for both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 663D2 Histology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 663D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 663D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 690D1 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Current developments in molecular cell biology and developmental biology will be presented by course coordinators and staff from primary papers in the scientific literature. These will be researched and critiqued by students through oral and written presentations. Two term papers are required for students taking the course.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche, Peter Scott McPherson, Chantal Autexier (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 690D2 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 690D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 690D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Human Systems Biology Stream

6 credits required:

  • ANAT 690D1 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Current developments in molecular cell biology and developmental biology will be presented by course coordinators and staff from primary papers in the scientific literature. These will be researched and critiqued by students through oral and written presentations. Two term papers are required for students taking the course.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche, Peter Scott McPherson, Chantal Autexier (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 690D2 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 690D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 690D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

3 credits selected from:

  • BMDE 502 BME Modelling and Identification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Methodologies in systems or distributed multidimensional processes. System themes include parametric vs. non-parametric system representations; linear/non-linear; noise, transients and time variation; mapping from continuous to discrete models; and relevant identification approaches in continuous and discrete time formulations.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Henrietta L Galiana, Georgios Mitsis (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: Undergraduate basic statistics and: either BMDE 519, or Signals and Systems (e.g., ECSE 303 & ECSE 304) or equivalent
  • BMDE 519 Biomedical Signals and Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : An introduction to the theoretical framework, experimental techniques and analysis procedures available for the quantitative analysis of physiological systems and signals. Lectures plus laboratory work using the Biomedical Engineering computer system. Topics include: amplitude and frequency structure of signals, filtering, sampling, correlation functions, time and frequency-domain descriptions of systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robert E Kearney (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: Satisfactory standing in U3 Honours Physiology; or U3 Major in Physics-Physiology; or U3 Major Physiology-Mathematics; or permission of instructor
  • BTEC 501 Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : This course introduces the application of computer software for analysis of biological sequence information. An emphasis is placed on the biological theory behind analytical techniques, the algorithms used and methods of developing a statistical framework for various types of analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 lectures per week
    • Prerequisites: LSCI 202 or LSCI 204 and ANSC 326. Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BINF 301.
  • COMP 564 Computational Gene Regulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : This course examines computational problems related to gene regulation at the mRNA and protein levels. With respect to mRNA expression, topics include microarray analysis, SNP detection, and the inference of genetic networks. With respect to protein expression, topics include peptide sequencing, peptide identification, and the interpretation of interaction maps.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 462.
  • COMP 680 Mining Biological Sequences (4 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Advanced algorithms for the annotation of biological sequences. Algorithms and heuristics for pair-wise and multiple sequence alignment. Gene-finding with hidden Markov models and variants. Motifs discovery techniques: over representation and phylogenetic footprinting approaches. RNA secondary structure prediction. Detection of repetitive elements. Representation and annotation of protein domains.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: COMP 462 or with instructor's permission.
  • EXMD 602 Techniques in Molecular Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Precise description of available methods in molecular genetics, and rationales for choosing particular techniques to answer questions posed in research proposals for targeting genes in the mammalian genome. Emphasis placed on analysis of regulation of gene expression and mapping, strategies for gene cloning. Course divided between lectures and student seminars.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Danuta Radzioch (Winter)

    • Offered in conjunction with the Department of Experimental Medicine.
    • Prerequisite (Graduate): Admission by permission of instructor.
  • MIMM 613 Current Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci)

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Selena Sagan (Fall) Selena Sagan (Winter)

  • MIMM 614 Current Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci)

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Selena Sagan (Fall) Selena Sagan (Winter)

  • MIMM 615 Current Topics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : M.Sc. Students (discussion groups with guest speakers).

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Selena Sagan (Fall) Selena Sagan (Winter)

Upon consultation with the supervisor, students may select a 3-credit course outside of this list from Biomedical Science courses at the 500-600 level.

Faculty of Medicine—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)