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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Physiology (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits)

Offered by: Physiology     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (27 credits)

  • PHGY 621 Thesis 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • PHGY 622 Thesis 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Written and oral preparation of the thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • PHGY 623 M.Sc. Final Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Final seminar presentation to students supervisory committee prior to thesis submission.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • COMP 616D1 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to current trends in Bioinformatics and closely related fields such as genomics and proteomics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett, Mathieu Blanchette (Fall)

    • Restrictions: This seminar is restricted to graduate students in the Bioinformatics Option. Enrolment is limited to 30 students.
    • Note: The seminar will meet for 3 hours every second week over Fall and Winter semesters.
    • Students must register for both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • COMP 616D2 Bioinformatics Seminar (1.5 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : See COMP 616D1 for description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: COMP 616D1.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both COMP 616D1 and COMP 616D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.
  • PHGY 601 M.Sc. Proposal Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • PHGY 602 Literature Search and Research Proposal (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor including literature search and research leading to thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • PHGY 604 Responsible Conduct in Research

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : This course provides students with information on the following areas: 1) an ethics overview; 2) scientific conduct and misconduct; 3) research authorship and peer review; and 4) research on human and animal subjects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John H White (Fall)

    • Students having taken this course during the M.Sc. in Physiology will not be obliged to re-take the course if transferring to the Ph.D.
  • PHGY 607 Laboratory Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • PHGY 608 Laboratory Research 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits to be chosen from the following:

  • BINF 621 Bioinformatics: Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioinformatics : The main problems related to the analysis of biological sequences (sequence comparison, homology, gene annotation, phylogenetic inference, comparative genomics) and the computational approaches (dynamic programming algorithms, Blast heuristics, hidden Markov models, Bayesian statistics).

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Martina Stromvik (Fall)

    • Restriction: Enrolment by students in the Bioinformatics option or by permission from the course coordinators only. Limited to 30 students.
  • BMDE 652 Bioinformatics: Proteomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Overview of high-throughput proteomic technologies commonly employed to study the localization and function of all proteins in an organism, and the bioinformatic approaches to analyze raw data and deposit them in proteome databases.

    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: Enrolment in Bioinformatics option program or permission by coordinators.
    • Note: The course is inter-disciplinary and is targeted to students with different scientific backgrounds. A substantial portion of marks will be given based on practical assignments.
  • BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Fundamentals of protein structure and the application of tools for structure determination, how protein structure allows us to understand the complex biological functions, and how knowledge of protein structure can contribute to drug discovery.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 1-hr lecture, followed by 2 hrs of computer lab.
    • Prerequisite: Molecular biology or biochemistry, and basic bioinformatics, or permission of instructor.
  • COMP 618 Bioinformatics: Functional Genomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Techniques related to microarrays (normalization, differential expression, class prediction, class discovery), the analysis of non-coding sequence data (identification of transcription factor binding sites), single nucleotide polymorphisms, the inference of biological networks, and integrative Bioinformatics approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Trevor Hallett (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Bioinformatics Option Program or permission of coordinators.
    • Restrictions: Enrolment by students in the Bioinformatics Option Program or by permission of course coordinators only. Computer Science graduate students not in the Bioinformatics Option Program need additional permission of the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Committee respectively.
Faculty of Medicine—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)