Genetics and Genomics | Arts and Science ONLINE

Genetics & Genomics

Biological tool
BCHM 370 (formerly BMED 370)/3.0

An introduction to the field of applied genomics for identifying genes underlying multi-factorial traits, diseases, and drug treatment outcomes. Basic principles of gene mapping studies will be covered in the context of recent advances in the field including statistical methods, and integrative analyses of biological datasets.

Learning Outcomes

After completing BCHM 370, students will be able to:

  1. Assimilate the evolution and advancements in the field of genetics and genomics to understand how they permitted the mapping of genes contributing to human diseases, traits and drug response outcomes.
  2. Apply the basic principles of research methodology to develop biological hypotheses pertaining to the role or contribution of genetic factors in human traits and identify methodologies for testing such hypotheses.
  3. Reconcile the impact of genetic and genomic studies on the field to discuss the strengths and limitations of genetics studies and how this can affect progress in clinical outcome.

Terms

Summer 21: May - July
Course Dates: 
May 10 - July 30, 2021

Evaluation

1 - News Article

2 - Questions and Discussion Forum

3 - Scientific Poster

4 - Genomics Report

5 - Group Debate

Instructor

Qingling Duan (qingling.duan@queensu.ca)
Winter 2021
Course Dates: 
Jan. 11 - April 9, 2021

Evaluation

1 - News Article

2 - Questions and Discussion Forum

3 - Scientific Poster

4 - Genomics Report

5 - Group Debate

Instructor

Laura Van Staalduinen (lmd2@queensu.ca) and Qingling Duan (qingling.duan@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

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

Fall 2020
Course Dates: 
Sept. 8 - Dec. 7, 2020

Evaluation

1 - News Article

2 - Questions and Discussion Forum

3 - Scientific Poster

4 - Genomics Report

5 - Group Debate

Instructor

Laura Van Staalduinen (lmd2@queensu.ca) and Qingling Duan (qingling.duan@queensu.ca)

Time Commitment

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

Course Resources

About SOLUS

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About OnQ

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About Credit Units

Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.

Computer Requirements

To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.

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

Dates/Deadlines

The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.

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

GPA Calculators
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How does this affect my academics?
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Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Grading Scheme
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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Summer Term 2018 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $685.90; for a 6.0-unit course, $1371.80 See also Tuition and Fees.

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Non-Queen’s Students

All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.

Academic Integrity

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