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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Pathology and Molecular Medicine Courses of Instruction


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ENROLMENT LIMITATIONS
All courses in the Department have an enrolment limit. Students meeting the minimum prerequisites are not guaranteed positions. In the case of oversubscribed courses, priority will be based on academic standing in prerequisites.

AVAILABILITY
The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
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PATH-310*/0.5 Pathology and Molecular Medicine 3L/T
An introduction to pathology and molecular medicine.The course will be organized around a specific set of diseases, designed to illustrate basic concepts in the molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathology of human disease. PREREQUISITE MBIO 218*.
COREQUISITES BCHM 310, or BCHM 315* and BCHM 316*. ANAT 215*, ANAT 216*, and PHGY 212 are recommended.
EXCLUSION    PATH 410*.
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PATH-425*/0.5 Current Topics in Human Genetics 2L;2S
An advanced level course introducing current topics in human genetics. The course will focus on the significance and implications of genetic variation and its role in disease, development and normal human diversity. In particular, the course will explore the future directions and implications of human genetic research in the post genomic era. Participation in seminars and group discussions is required. Enrolment is limited. Offered in Winter Term. PREREQUISITE BIOL 205* (with a minimum grade of 75 per cent). MBIO 218* (or MBIO 318*) is recommended, or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION BIOL 441*.
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PATH-430*/0.5 Molecular Basis of Disease 2L
An in-depth perspective of the pathogenesis of human disease. An integration of the genetic, biochemical, physiologic, anatomic, and general etiologic factors which play a role in the progression of several specific diseases from inception to death or recovery. The course will comprise short introductory presentations by teaching faculty followed by the presentation and discussion of relevant scientific papers by students.Given jointly with PATH 826*. Only undergraduates with an excellent performance in the prerequisite courses will be considered. Undergraduates should contact the Department during the first week of January to confirm enrolment. Enrolment is limited. Offered in Winter Term. PREREQUISITE PATH 310* or permission of the Course Coordinator.
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CANC-440*/0.5 Cancer Biology and Therapeutics 1L;2T
For a complete description, see Life Sciences.
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CANC-497*/0.5 Current Topics in Cancer Biology and Genetics 2T
For a complete description, see Life Sciences.
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CANC-499/1.5 Research Project in Cancer Biology and Genetics 10P
For a complete description, see Life Sciences.
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PATH-499/1.5 Research Project in Pathology 10P;2T
A research project involving the study of human disease processes. The project will be supervised by a Faculty member in the Department and will provide opportunities for experimental design, data analysis and both written and oral presentation of results. Students must contact a potential faculty supervisor in the Spring preceding registration in fourth year. Enrolment is limited; restricted to fourth year honours; acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration. Offered in Fall Term.
NOTE Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also register in LISC 488/0.0.
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Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses Pathology and Molecular Medicine Courses of Instruction
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