Major Nutrition - Metabolism, Health and Disease (90 credits)

Offered by: Human Nutrition     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Nutritional Sciences)

Program Requirements

This Major offers a core emphasis on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism throughout the lifespan from the molecular to the organismal level. This concentration emphasizes the influence of diet and nutrition on human health and the pathophysiology of inherited and acquired chronic disease. The links of nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, and biotechnology with human health and regulation of metabolism are explored. This program does not lead to professional licensure as a dietitian/nutritionist.

Required Courses (63 credits)

All required courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Measures of central tendency and dispersion; binomial and Poisson distributions; normal, chi-square, Student's t and Fisher-Snedecor F distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance for simple experimental designs.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Dutilleul, Pierre R L (Fall)

    • Two 1.5-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Please note that credit will be given for only one introductory statistics course. Consult your academic advisor.

  • ANSC 234 Biochemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Metabolism in humans and domestic animals. The chemistry of alimentary digestion, absorption, transport, intermediary metabolism and excretion.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Martin, Deborah (Winter)

  • ANSC 323 Mammalian Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A study of the organization, functions and regulation of various organ systems in mammals. The nervous, endocrine, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems are discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Laurin, Denyse; Zhao, Xin (Fall)

  • ANSC 424 Metabolic Endocrinology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : A detailed study of the endocrine system and its role in the maintenance of homeostasis in higher vertebrates, including the endocrine regulation of energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Duggavathi, Raj (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 323

  • FDSC 200 Introduction to Food Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science&Agr.Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : This course enables one to gain an appreciation of the scope of food science as a discipline. Topics include introductions to chemistry, processing, packaging, analysis, microbiology, product development, sensory evaluation and quality control as they relate to food science.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Lu, Xiaonan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures

  • FDSC 251 Food Chemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science&Agr.Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : A study of the chemistry and functionality of the major components comprising food systems, such as water, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. The relationship of these components to food stability will be studied in terms of degradative reactions and processing.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Ismail, Ashraf A (Winter)

  • FDSC 305 Food Chemistry 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science&Agr.Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : A study of the chemistry and functionality of the minor components comprising food systems, such as enzymes, anthocyanins, carotenoids, additives, vitamins and essential oils. The relationship of these components to food stability in terms of degradative reactions and processing.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Simpson, Benjamin K (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: FDSC 251

  • LSCI 204 Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The course integrates classical, molecular and population genetics of animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. The aim is to understand the flow of genetic information within a cell, within families and in populations. Emphasis will be placed on problem solving based learning. The laboratory exercises will emphasize the interpretation of genetic experimental data.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Charron, Jean-Benoit (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BIOL 202.

  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes. Introduction to intermediary metabolism.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Cestari, Igor; Long, Thavy (Fall) Long, Thavy; Cestari, Igor (Winter)

    • Co-requisite: FDSC 230

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FDSC 211

  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The occurrence and importance of microorganisms in the biosphere. Principles governing growth, death and metabolic activities of microorganisms. An introduction to the microbiology of soil, water, plants, food, humans and animals.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Faucher, Sebastien (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 230.

  • NUTR 207 Nutrition and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Provides students who have a basic biology/chemistry background with the fundamental information on how macronutrients, vitamins and minerals are metabolized in the body, followed by application to evaluate current issues of maximizing health and disease prevention at different stages of the lifecycle.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Nielsen, Daiva; Wykes, Linda J (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 lectures

    • Corequisites: FDSC 230 [for students that have not taken the CEGEP equivalent OOXV].

    • Prerequisites: AEBI 122 or BIOL 112 or CEGEP equivalent OOXU

    • Restriction: Not open to students who take NUTR 200 or EDKP 292

    • Restriction: Science students in physical science and psychology programs who wish to take this course should see the Arts and Science Student Affairs Office for permission to register.

  • NUTR 214 Food Fundamentals (4 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Food composition and structure. Scientific principles underlying physical, chemical, and nutrient content changes during food preparation. The role of ingredients and nutrients, and their interaction in food preparation. Culture of food including historical context and sustainability. Sensory evaluation and food safety.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Duhamel, Paul-Guy (Fall)

    • Fall

    • One 3-hour lecture and one 4-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: FDSC 230 or corequisite with instructor's permission.

    • Corequisite(s): LSCI 211 and NUTR 207

    • Not to be charged in Fall 2020. This course includes a fee of $350 for a culinary tool kit, chef coat, hairnet, food ingredients, supplies and laboratory manual. The fee is refundable as long as the kit and supplies have not been opened, used or scratched and the manual is intact. Students who drop this course during the course add/drop period may return the kit (if already received) to their department, who will then advise the Student Accounts Office to reverse the charges for the fee once they have inspected the materials and found them to be in acceptable condition.

    • Restriction(s): Enrolment restricted to Dietetics, Nutrition and Concurrent degrees or permission of instructor.

  • NUTR 307 Metabolism and Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course looks at the importance of nutrition from the molecular to the organismal levels in human health and disease. The focus will be on the significance of nutrients in regulating metabolism, and impact of genotype in the metabolism of nutrients.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Wykes, Linda J; Iskandar, Michèle; Mailloux, Ryan (Fall)

  • NUTR 322 Applied Sciences Communication (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : The principles and techniques of communicating applied sciences to individuals and groups in both the professional and public milieu. Effective public speaking and group interaction techniques. Communication materials selection, development, use, and evaluation. Writing for the media. Balancing risk and reason in communicating scientific findings.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jock, Brittany (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 lectures, 1 lab

    • Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credits in a B.Sc. program

  • NUTR 337 Nutrition Through Life (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Nutrient utilization, requirements and recommended allowances as related to physiological development throughout the life cycle. Physiological, psychological and environmental determinants of eating behaviour.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Kubow, Stan (Winter)

  • NUTR 344 Clinical Nutrition 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Clinical nutrition assessment and dietary modification of pathological conditions including hypertension, lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, COPD, introduction to diabetes, dysphagia.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Chevalier, Stephanie (Winter)

  • NUTR 401 Emerging Issues in Nutrition (1 credit)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Investigation, discussion and presentations of emerging issues in nutrition.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Koski, Kristine G (Fall)

  • NUTR 450 Research Methods: Human Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Introduction to how diverse approaches to nutrition research including international, community, laboratory, clinical, molecular, meta-analyses are necessary to advance the field of nutrition. Emphasis on ethics, scientific method, research process and analysis of results.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Basu, Niladri (Fall)

  • NUTR 507 Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Specialized advanced topics in human nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism, including the dietary absorption and metabolism of iron, copper, and selenium and their role in energy metabolism, antioxidant defence, toxin elimination, and redox signaling and food source contamination, nutritional toxicology, and the negative impact these toxins have on metabolic networks and antioxidant defences.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Mailloux, Ryan (Winter)

  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An overview of the use of herbal medicines and food phytochemicals and the benefits and risks of their consumption. The physiological basis for activity and the assessment of toxicity will be presented. Current practices relating to the regulation, commercialization and promotion of herbs and phytochemicals will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Owen, Patrick (Fall)

  • NUTR 537 Advanced Human Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Advanced topics in regulation and dysregulation of metabolism integrating mechanistic pre-clinical approaches to studying human health and disease. Presentation and critical analysis of metabolic research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses are selected as follows:

Common Complementary Courses

6 credits from the following:

  • ANSC 433 Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Introduction to fundamental aspects of animal nutrition, including gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; nutrient digestion, absorption, and metabolism; nutrient functions and requirements of livestock species; evaluation of feedstuffs and their use in ration formulation; and feeding strategies. Laboratory classes will include hands-on experience on feed analyses, gastrointestinal tract dissections, nutritional experiments and demonstrations in livestock species as well as computer-based ration balancing exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Burgos, Sergio (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures and one 1-hour lab

    • Prerequisites: ANSC 234 or ANSC 330 or permission of instructor

  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Mustafa, Arif (Fall)

  • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science&Agr.Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : The origin, classification, mechanism of action and chemical properties of potential and established nutraceutical compounds and their applications in functional foods.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Yaylayan, Varoujan (Fall)

  • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science&Agr.Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : An advanced level food microbiology course providing a perspective on advanced topics in food microbiology (microbial biofilms, antimicrobial resistance, bacterial endospores) and describing the fundamental principles of advanced techniques in food microbiology (microbiological, biochemical, immunological, genetics methods).

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Ronholm, Jennifer (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230, or permission of instructor

    • Offered in alternate years only

  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will cover the major nutritional problems in developing countries. The focus will be on nutrition and health and emphasize young children and other vulnerable groups. The role of diet and disease for each major nutritional problem will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Marquis, Grace (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 lectures and one seminar

    • Prerequisite: For undergraduate students, consent of instructor required

  • NUTR 503 Nutrition and Exercise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Interaction of exercise physiology with nutrient and energy metabolism in healthy adults. Principles of physical training and role of physical activity and exercise in weight management and food intake regulation. Importance of physical activity in childhood, during pregnancy, in healthy adults and in improving functional capacity in the elderly.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues; Andersen, Ross (Winter)

  • NUTR 505 Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course focuses on the nutrition status of populations, communities and groups of people using a public health lens. It identifies and assesses human nutrition issues and problems, their causes, influencing factors and social conditions using a social determinants of health framework. Offers opportunities to design and conduct needs assessments, design and plan programs and plan for their evaluation. The purpose and role of participatory approaches with diverse populations and Indigenous populations in particular will be analyzed. Health systems, public health and political influence in Canada, as related to nutrition will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Delormier, Treena (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 337

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who were registered for NUTR 403 in Fall 2017

  • NUTR 511 Nutrition and Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will integrate biological, social and psychological determinants of eating and food choices in both health and disease. Topics will include behavioural theories relevant to eating and food choice, neurobiology of appetite regulation, mental health, obesity, chronic disease and effectiveness of behaviour-change intervention strategies.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Koski, Kristine G (Fall)

  • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Pathophysiology and clinical nutrition intervention for various medical conditions. Topics include gastrointestinal disorders, surgery and nutrition support.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Gillis, Chelsia (Fall)

  • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Clinical nutrition for diabetes, renal disease, eating disorders and other disorders in both adult and pediatric populations.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Brazeau, Anne-Sophie (Fall)

  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Practical application of theoretical concepts in data analysis covering issues of study design, data collection, database organization, and statistical analysis using SPSS statistical software. Applications of statistical tests, reporting and interpretation of results, and data visualization.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Nielsen, Daiva (Fall)

  • PARA 438 Immunology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Parasitology : An in-depth analysis of the principles of cellular and molecular immunology. The emphasis of the course is on host defence against infection and on diseases caused by abnormal immune responses.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Leroux, Louis-Philippe (Fall)

    • 3 lectures per week

    • Prerequisites: AEBI 202 or LSCI 202 or permission of instructor

6 credits from the following courses:

  • 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. Emphasis on functional anatomy. Laboratory component includes exploration of the human body through cadaveric prosections, imaging and other materials.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Venne, Gabriel; Coleman, Mette (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours lectures, 2 hours laboratory

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112 (or CEGEP equivalent), PHGY 209 and PHGY 210

    • This course is limited in size, with guaranteed admission for all students enrolled in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. Students in other programs will be permitted to enroll as space allows.

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Mandato, Craig A.; Morales, Carlos R (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 2023

    Instructors: Presley, John; Stochaj, Ursula; Bechstedt, Susanne; Bui, Khanh Huy (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

  • 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 2023

    Instructors: Walker, Claire; Stroh, Thomas; Tamilia, Michael; Cermakian, Nicolas; Bernard, Daniel; Kokoeva, Maia; Storch, Kai-Florian (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lecture

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 210.

  • ANSC 312 Animal Health and Disease (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An introduction to the pathogenesis and control of diseases in farm animals. Immune response and other protective mechanisms. Implications of animal diseases and drug therapy for product safety and public health.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bordignon, Vilceu (Winter)

  • ANSC 324 Developmental Biology and Reproduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Focus on the hormonal, cellular and molecular aspects of reproduction and development (gametogenesis, folliculogenesis, fertilization, embryonic and foetal development, parturition, lactation period, periods before and after puberty). Emphasis on underlying cellular mechanisms and their regulation by hormones and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Kimmins, Sarah (Winter)

  • ANSC 400 Eukaryotic Cells and Viruses (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : The basic principles of molecular biology and the underlying molecular basis for various methodologies in molecular biology are covered. The molecular genetic basis for viral infections and tumorigenesis will be covered as examples of the use of molecular genetic approaches to address biological problems.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bekele-Yitbarek, Alexander; Altamura, Fernando (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: CELL 204 or LSCI 204

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken PARA 400

  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Mustafa, Arif (Fall)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Schöck, Frieder; Moon, Nam Sung (Fall)

  • BTEC 306 Experiments in Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Practical laboratory-based research experience. Techniques in cellular and molecular biology, designing experiments and developing skills in interpretation and communication of experimental results.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Singh, Jaswinder (Winter)

  • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : A study of the means by which bacteria cause disease in animals and humans. Includes response of host to invading bacteria, bacterial attachment and penetration processes, and modes of actions of exotoxins and endotoxins.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • NUTR 430 Directed Studies: Dietetics and Nutrition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An individualized course of study in dietetics/human nutrition under the supervision of a staff member with expertise on a topic not otherwise available in a formal course. A written agreement between student and staff member must be made before registration and filed with the Program Coordinator.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Summer 2023

    Instructors: Wykes, Linda J (Fall) Wykes, Linda J (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fifth lecture day.

  • PARA 424 Fundamental Parasitology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Parasitology : Systematics, morphology, biology and ecology of parasitic protozoa, flatworms, roundworms and arthropods with emphasis on economically and medically important species.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Rohrbach, Petra (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): AEBI 211 or LSCI 230 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 424.

  • 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 2023

    Instructors: Zorychta, Edith (Winter)

  • 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 2022

    Instructors: Zorychta, Edith; Hales, Barbara F (Fall)

  • 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 2023

    Instructors: Castagner, Bastien (Winter)

  • PHAR 303 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Fundamental mechanisms by which toxic compounds damage a biological system (organelle, cell, organ, organism, ecosystem). Detection and quantification of toxicity and risk/benefit analysis are considered. Selected agents of current risk to human health or the environment are evaluated in depth.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: McKeague, Maureen; Robaire, Bernard (Winter)

  • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses and Hormones (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses on cellular communication in the nervous system and the endocrine system.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Cooper, Ellis; Sjostrom, Per Jesper; Krishnaswamy, Arjun (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 afternoons per term

    • Prerequisite: PHGY 209 or permission of the instructor.

  • PHGY 312 Respiratory, Renal, and Cardiovascular Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of topics in renal, respiratory and cardiovascular functions explored beyond the introductory level.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Hanrahan, John W; Martin, James G; Shrier, Alvin; Magder, Sheldon A (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 Wednesday afternoons per term

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210 or equivalent, PHGY 311 or permission of the instructor

  • PHGY 313 Blood, Gastrointestinal, and Immune Systems Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : In-depth presentation of experimental results and hypotheses underlying our current understanding of topics in immunology, blood and fluids, and gastrointestinal physiology.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Mandl, Judith; Blank, Volker Manfred; Vollrath, Melissa; Fritz, Jörg; Quail, Daniela (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours of lectures per week; 1-3 hours optional lab/demonstration/tutorial arranged for a maximum of 3 Wednesday afternoons per term

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210 or equivalent, PHGY 311 or permission of the instructor

Elective Courses (15 credits)

15 credits of electives are taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree. A reciprocal agreement allows all students to take a limited number of electives at any Quebec university. With prior approval students can take electives at any Canadian or international university.

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