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Proteomics & Metabolomics

BCHM 482/3.0

Learning Outcomes

After completing BMED 482, students will be able to:

1. Identify what proteomics and metabolomics are to be able to describe how the methods can be used in both research and medical diagnosis. (Assessment 1, 2, 3)

2. Identify the limitations of techniques that are used to conduct proteomic and metabolomic measurements to be able to critically determine whether or not they can be applied to a specific problem. (Assessment 1 – 4)

3. Use data from simulated experiments to identify proteins or metabolites present in a sample using web-based and/or other available tools to explain its relevance to cellular physiology or draw conclusions about the significance of the results. (Assessment 2 – 4)


‘Omics’ technologies allow the components of a living organism to be appreciated in their entirety by providing insight into gene expression, protein synthesis and function and metabolic networking. This course builds upon concepts presented in third year courses 0 by covering the basic principles of proteomics and metabolomics and their application in the new systems biology ‘omics’ approach to scientific discovery. This course will emphasize both the methodologies used in proteomics and metabolomics, as well as their applications in both research and medical diagnostic settings.


Winter 2019
Course Dates: 
Jan. 7 - Apr. 5, 2019
Exam Dates: 
Apr. 11 - 27, 2019


  1. Module Discussion Board Series (10%)
  2. Discussion Board Contribution and Response (5%)
  3. Proteomics and Metabolomics in Disease Research (15%)
  4. Mass Spectrometry Technique Comparison (40%)
  5. Group Presentation and Peer Review (20%)
  6. Data Analysis and Peer Review (10%)

There is no final exam in BMED 482

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Live Sessions

This course has required live sessions (e.g. webinars, synchronous activities). Please consult the Timeline in the first week of class.


Professor Robert Campbell (

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 9 - 10 hours a week in study / practice and online activity for BMED 482.

Course Resources


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Computer Requirements

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System Requirements:

  • Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years. (mobile devices are not supported)
  • Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
  • Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
  • Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash

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