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Honours Microbiology and Immunology (74 credits)

Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

The Honours program is designed to offer, in addition to the substantial background given by the Major program, a significant research experience in a laboratory within the Department during the U3 year. Students are prepared for this independent research project by following an advanced laboratory course in U2. This program is intended to prepare students for graduate study in microbiology and immunology or related fields, but could also be chosen by students intending to enter medical research after medical school, or intending to enter the job market in a laboratory research environment.

Students intending to apply to Honours must follow the Major program in U1 and U2 and must obtain a CGPA of at least 3.50 at the end of their U2 year. For graduation in Honours, students must pass all required courses with a C or better, and achieve a sessional GPA of at least 3.30 in the U3 year.

U1 Required Courses (25 credits)

* Students who have taken CHEM 212 in CEGEP are exempt and must replace these credits with an elective course(s).

** Students who have taken CHEM 222 in CEGEP are exempt and must replace these credits with an elective course(s).

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Thomas E Bureau, Richard D W Roy, 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 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Daniel J Schoen, Nam Sung Moon, Shelton Hendricks (Winter) David Dankort (Summer)

    • Winter, Summer
    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking LSCI 204.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Youla S Tsantrizos (Fall) Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Jean-Philip Lumb, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
    • Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Dmytro Perepichka, David Noble Harpp (Fall) Michel Daoust, Mitchell Huot, Laura Pavelka, Karine Auclair (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken an equivalent Organic 2 at CEGEP (see McGill University Basic Math and Sciences Equivalence Table at www.mcgill.ca/mathscitable) or who have or are taking CHEM 234.
  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Selena Sagan, Dao Nguyen (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Corequisite: BIOL 200
  • MIMM 212 Laboratory in Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Samantha Gruenheid (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours laboratory, 1 hour lecture, 1 hour follow-up
    • Corequisite: MIMM 211
  • MIMM 214 Introductory Immunology: Elements of Immunity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Basic immunology, organs and cells, elements of innate immunity, phagocytes, complement, elements of adaptive immunity, B-cells, T-cells, antigen presenting cells, MHC genes and molecules, antigen processing and presentation, cytokines and chemokines. Emphasis on anatomy and the molecular and cellular players working together as a physiological system to maintain human health.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Joaquin Madrenas (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200
    • Corequisite: BIOL 201 or ANAT 212/BIOC 212

One of:

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

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Thomas Duchaine, Arnim Pause, Maxime Bouchard (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200
    • Restrictions: A non-terminal course intended to be followed by BIOC 311; BIOC 312 in the U2 year. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 201 or ANAT 212.
  • BIOL 201 Cell Biology and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gary Brouhard (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 212 or BIOC 212

U1, U2, or U3 Required Course (3 credits)

One of:

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Brian Leung (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 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Ana Best, David B Wolfson (Fall) Jose Andres Correa (Winter)

    • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Rhonda N Amsel (Fall) Fei Gu (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • 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.

U2 Required Courses (21 credits)

  • BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (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 2014

    Instructors: Julie St-Pierre, Thomas Martin Schmeing, Michel Tremblay (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or BIOC 212, CHEM 222
  • BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (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 2015

    Instructors: Alain Nepveu, Gerard Pelletier, Bernard Turcotte (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 311, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or BIOC 212
  • MIMM 314 Intermediate Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An intermediate-level immunology course covering the cellular and molecular basis of lymphocyte development and activation in immune responses in health and disease.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ciriaco Piccirillo, Sylvie Fournier, Inés Colmegna (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Prerequisite: MIMM 214
  • MIMM 323 Microbial Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2014

    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 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 2014

    Instructors: Chen Liang, Selena Sagan, Jose Guerreiro Teodoro (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Prerequisites: MIMM 211, BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or BIOC 212
  • MIMM 384 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A series of laboratory exercises in molecular biology and microbial genetics during the Fall term. As part of a term paper writing project, students will explore contemporary research subjects that represent the wide interests of the Microbiology and Immunology departmentâ•Žs faculty. The general objective is to provide practical and theoretical introduction to the technology and methodology used in contemporary microbiology research.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Gregory T Marczynski, Dalius J Briedis (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): MIMM 211 and MIMM 212
    • Corequisite(s): MIMM 314, MIMM 323, MIMM 324
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or have taken MIMM 386D1/D2.
  • MIMM 385 Laboratory in Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : This laboratory course allows students to gain expertise in following protocols and performing key techniques in immunology. Students also develop basic experimental design and scientific thinking skills by designing their own experiments based on available reagents to solve a problem. Students learn to keep a lab book and communicate scientific findings in written and oral form.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sylvie Fournier (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): MIMM 211, MIMM 212, MIMM 214 (MIMM 384 highly recommended).
    • Corequisite(s): MIMM 314
    • Not open to students who are taking or have taken MIMM 386D1/D2.

U3 Required Courses (21 credits)

  • MIMM 413 Parasitology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2015

    Instructors: Greg J Matlashewski, Martin Olivier, Petra Rohrbach, Momar Ndao, Timothy Geary (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314 or equivalent - ANAT 261 is strongly recommended
  • MIMM 465 Bacterial Pathogenesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2014

    Instructors: Herve Le-Moual, Dao Nguyen, Marcel A Behr (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Prerequisites: MIMM 211, MIMM 314, MIMM 323, or the permission of the instructor
  • MIMM 466 Viral Pathogenesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2015

    Instructors: Anne Gatignol, Chen Liang, Mark Wainberg (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Prerequisites: MIMM 211, MIMM 324, MIMM 314
  • MIMM 502D1 Honours Research Project in Microbiology (6 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Presentation of students' research findings in a seminar and a final written report.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Connie Krawczyk, Irah King (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restrictions: U3 Honours students and Majors students are eligible. Required CGPA: 3.50 or higher.
    • More than 18 hours per week for an independent research project.
    • An information meeting about the course is held annually in January for students who intend to apply for registration.
    • Students must register for both MIMM 502D1 and MIMM 502D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MIMM 502D1 and MIMM 502D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • MIMM 502D2 Honours Research Project in Microbiology (6 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : See MIMM 502D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Connie Krawczyk, Irah King (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MIMM 502D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MIMM 502D1 and MIMM 502D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits selected from:

  • ANAT 458 Membranes and Cellular Signaling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2015

    Instructors: John R Silvius (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 212 or ANAT 212 or BIOL 201, ANAT 262, one of PHGY 209 or BIOL 205; one of BIOC 312 or ANAT 365; BIOC 311 recommended
    • Restriction: This course is also listed as BIOC 458. Not open to students who are taking or who have taken BIOC 458
  • BIOC 404 Biophysical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John R Silvius, William Claude Galley, Thomas Martin Schmeing (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 204, CHEM 214 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 404.
  • BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of 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 2014

    Instructors: Bhushan Nagar, Thomas Martin Schmeing, Enrico Purisima (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 Science)

    Overview

    Biochemistry : RNA processing, localization and stability. RNAi mechanisms, regulation and applications. Regulation of DNA replication. Genomics: human genome sequence, regulation and organization. DNA repair mechanisms. Special topics on transgenics, genetic diseases and cancer.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Josee Dostie, Jose Guerreiro Teodoro, Imed Eddine Gallouzi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 311, BIOC 312 or permission of instructor
  • BIOC 458 Membranes and Cellular Signaling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (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 2015

    Instructors: John R Silvius, Chantal Autexier, Nathalie Lamarche (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 212, ANAT 262; one of PHGY 209 or BIOL 205; one of BIOC 312 or ANAT 365; and BIOC 311 or permission of instructors.
    • Restriction: This course is also listed as ANAT 458. Not open to students who have taken or are taking ANAT 458 or BIOC 456
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Richard D W Roy (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture and discussion
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 300 and BIOL 303 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 2014

    Instructors: Elias Georges (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U3 students
  • CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Bryan Clifford Sanctuary (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Intended for students in biological science programs requiring only one course in physical chemistry. Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 204 or CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243.
  • CHEM 204 Physical Chemistry/Biological Sciences 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Christopher Barrett (Fall) Amy Blum (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or equivalent and one full course in calculus
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEM 203 or CHEM 213 or CHEM 223 and CHEM 243.
  • MIMM 414 Advanced Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2014

    Instructors: Jörg Fritz, Sylvie Lesage, Maziar Divangahi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hour lecture
    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314
  • MIMM 509 Inflammatory Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (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 2015

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

    • Winter
    • 3 hours of seminar
    • Corequisite: PHGY 513 or MIMM 414
    • This course will be given in conjunction with the Division of Experimental Medicine
    • Prerequisite: MIMM 314
  • PHAR 562 General Pharmacology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (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 2014

    Instructors: Derek Bowie, Paul Clarke (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 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 2015

    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.
  • PSYT 455 Neurochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychiatry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychiatry : 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 2015

    Instructors: Naguib Mechawar, Ana Cecilia Flores Parkman, Tak Pan Wong (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOC 311, BIOC 312 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BIOC 455
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