Developmental Origins of Health and Disease | Arts and Science ONLINE

Developmental Origins of Health & Disease

REPD 473 (formerly BMED 473)/3.0

REPD 473, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, will cover how the early-life environment contributes to later-life health.  Specifically, students will learn about how prenatal, neonatal, and early childhood exposures and environments contribute to health and disease later in life, including the development of numerous non-communicable diseases affecting numerous organ systems. Mechanisms of how these exposures are thought to contribute to the development of these diseases will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

After completing REPD 473, students will be able to:

  1. Define the hypothesis and mechanisms of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD) to explain the connection between the in utero environment and different adult diseases.
  2. Describe how and which insults to the in utero environment can disrupt development and lead to adult disease.
  3. Discuss the types of adult diseases that are associated with the DOHAD hypothesis to collaborate and discuss causes and prevention.
  4. Identify impacts of developmental disruptions and associated long-term health to advocate for policy change with health care professionals and governmental agencies.

Terms

Winter 2020
Course Dates: 
Jan 6 - Apr 3, 2019
Exam Dates: 
N/A

Evaluation

30% - Module Tests
20% - Written Report
25% - Advocacy Presentation
25% - Advocacy Report

*Evaluation Subject to Change*

Instructor

Dr. Nikki Philbrook (nikki.philbrook@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

9–10 hours a week (108–120 hours per term).

Course Resources

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Computer Requirements

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System Requirements:

Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome (preferred - latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ
  • Edge is not recommended as it causes several known issues in onQ

Internet Connection

  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended

Java

  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

  • Latest Version

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Tuition Fees

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Grading Scheme

The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.

Letter Grade Grade Point
A+4.30
A4.00
A-3.70
B+3.30
B3.00
B-2.70
C+2.30
C2.00
C-1.70
D+1.30
D1.00
D-0.70
F0.00

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Non-Queen’s Students

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