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Liberal Program - Core Science Component Anatomy and Cell Biology (48 credits)

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

Program Requirements

Students may complete this program with a minimum of 47 credits or a maximum of 48 credits depending on their choice of complementary courses.

Required Courses (32 credits)

* Students who have taken the equivalent of CHEM 212 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 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 2015

    Instructors: Arnim Pause, Maxime Bouchard, Jason Young (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200
    • Restriction: This course is also listed as BIOC 212. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOC 212 or BIOL 201
  • ANAT 214 Systemic Human Anatomy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: Louis Hermo (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours practical tutorial
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112 (or CEGEP equivalent), PHGY 209 and PHGY 210
    • 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 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 2014

    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
    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or CEGEP equivalent
    • 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 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 2015

    Instructors: John Presley, Ursula Stochaj, Craig A. Mandato (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 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).
  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ann Wechsler, Phil Gold, David S Ragsdale (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisites: BIOL 200, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHGY 211 or students who are taking and who have taken NSCI 200.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John H White, Ann Wechsler, Tomoko Takano (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisite: BIOL 200, BIOL 201, BIOC 212, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
    • Although PHGY 210 may be taken without the prior passing of PHGY 209, students should note that they may have some initial difficulties because of lack of familiarity with some basic concepts introduced in PHGY 209

One of the following statistics courses:

  • 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) Jose Andres Correa (Summer)

    • 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, Summer 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.

Complementary Courses (16 credits)

Students complete a minimum of 15 or a maximum of 16 complementary course credits selected as follows:

List A

9 credits selected from:

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

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: David S Ragsdale (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hour lectures, 2 hours laboratory/tutorial
    • Prerequisites: ANAT/BIOC 212 or BIOL 201; and one of PHGY 209, NSCI 200 or PSYC 211; or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Open to U3 students only
  • ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2015

    Instructors: Claire Walker, Thomas Stroh, Diane B Boivin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ANAT 261.
  • ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: Heidi McBride, Peter Scott McPherson, Timothy E Kennedy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours conference
    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, ANAT 262, PHGY 209, or by permission of instructor
  • ANAT 381 Basis of Embryology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: Makoto Nagano, Eugene Daniels, Asangla Ao (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, BIOL 202 or permission of instructor
  • ANAT 565 Diseases-Membrane Trafficking (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : This course will examine how research into diseases has played a key role in unraveling the intricate molecular mechanisms controlling membrane trafficking in mammalian cells. Membrane trafficking disorders fall into two groups those arising from a) membrane-associated or b) cytoskeletal defect. Topics include a) mechanisms of endosomal maturation, lysosomal storage disorders and rab protein-mediated vesicular trafficking and b) rho GTPase and cytoskeletal binding protein mediated trafficking associated with neurological diseases and cancer.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John Presley, Heidi McBride, Stephane Lefrancois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 365
  • NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (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 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Francois Cloutier, David S Ragsdale, Timothy E Kennedy (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures each week
    • Prerequisites or Corequisites: BIOL 201, or PHGY 209, or PHGY 210; and one of ANAT 321, ANAT 322, BIOL 306, PHGY 311.

List B

6-7 credits selected from:

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

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: David S Ragsdale (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hour lectures, 2 hours laboratory/tutorial
    • Prerequisites: ANAT/BIOC 212 or BIOL 201; and one of PHGY 209, NSCI 200 or PSYC 211; or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Open to U3 students only
  • ANAT 322 Neuroendocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2015

    Instructors: Claire Walker, Thomas Stroh, Diane B Boivin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisite: ANAT 261.
  • ANAT 365 Cellular Trafficking (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: Heidi McBride, Peter Scott McPherson, Timothy E Kennedy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours conference
    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, ANAT 262, PHGY 209, or by permission of instructor
  • ANAT 381 Basis of Embryology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (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 2014

    Instructors: Makoto Nagano, Eugene Daniels, Asangla Ao (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: ANAT 261, BIOL 202 or permission of instructor
  • ANAT 565 Diseases-Membrane Trafficking (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : This course will examine how research into diseases has played a key role in unraveling the intricate molecular mechanisms controlling membrane trafficking in mammalian cells. Membrane trafficking disorders fall into two groups those arising from a) membrane-associated or b) cytoskeletal defect. Topics include a) mechanisms of endosomal maturation, lysosomal storage disorders and rab protein-mediated vesicular trafficking and b) rho GTPase and cytoskeletal binding protein mediated trafficking associated with neurological diseases and cancer.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John Presley, Heidi McBride, Stephane Lefrancois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 365
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Frieder Schöck, Nam Sung Moon (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and one of BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (Fall) Huanquan Zheng, Paul Harrison, Rodrigo Reyes Lamothe (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 two lab day preferences.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Susanne Kaitna, Yong Rao, Daniel Dufort (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture and 1 hour optional tutorial
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200, and BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212.
    • Corequisites: BIOL 202. BIOL 300 strongly recommended.
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Alanna Watt, Joseph Alan Dent, Jon Sakata (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 142 or CEGEP Physics and one of the following: BIOL 201, ANAT 212, BIOC 212 or NSCI 200
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PSYC 308.
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Loydie Majewska, Patricia N Tonin, Giuseppina Ursini-Siegel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200; BIOL 201 or ANAT 212 /BIOC 212
  • BIOL 320 Evolution of Brain and Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Functional and comparative approach to neuroanatomy, examining how species changes in brain organization contribute to evolutionary changes in behaviour.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sarah Woolley, Jon Sakata (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of conference (mandatory)
    • Prerequisite: NSCI 201 or BIOL 306
  • EXMD 504 Biology of Cancer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (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 2014

    Instructors: Ivan Topisirovic, Marc Fabian (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): A good knowledge of biology at the cellular and molecular level. Open to U3 and graduate students only
  • NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Neurology and Neurosurgery (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 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Francois Cloutier, David S Ragsdale, Timothy E Kennedy (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 2 lectures each week
    • Prerequisites or Corequisites: BIOL 201, or PHGY 209, or PHGY 210; and one of ANAT 321, ANAT 322, BIOL 306, PHGY 311.
  • PATH 300 Human Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pathology (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 2015

    Instructors: Edith Zorychta (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200, BIOL 201 or BIOC 212, PHGY 209. Pre-/co-requisite: PHGY 210
  • PHAR 300 Drug Action (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (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 2014

    Instructors: Edith Zorychta, Barbara F Hales (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200, PHGY 209, PHGY 210 and one of BIOL 201 or ANAT/BIOC 212 or permission of instructor.
  • PHAR 301 Drugs and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (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 2015

    Instructors: Barbara F Hales, Paul Clarke (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: PHAR 300 or permission of instructor.
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