Understanding Human Disease in the 21st Century | Arts and Science ONLINE

Understanding Human Disease in the 21st Century

PATH 120/3.0

The course provides an introduction to human disease and our understanding of key conditions with major global health and societal impact, including cardiovascular, neurological and infectious diseases and cancer. The basic concepts of disease mechanisms and current management will be explored using specific diseases and clinical example cases. To be successful in the course assessments, students will need to progressively build their skills and use the course knowledge to: 1) compare and contrast different disease examples; 2) apply concepts to hypothetical disease scenarios, and 3) communicate concisely and effectively in written and oral forms.

Terms

Summer 21: May - July
Course Dates: 
May 10 - July 30, 2021
Exam Dates: 
August 3-7, 2021

Evaluation

15% (3x5%) - Readiness Assessment Tests

40% (4x10%) - Team-Based Learning Assignments

20% (4x5%) - Team-Based Presentations

5% (4x1.25%) - Peer Evaluations

20% - Proctored Final Exam

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Instructor

Dr. Cynthia Pruss

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend on average 10 hours a week in the modules, weekly homework questions, assignments, and studying.

Fall 2021
Course Dates: 
Sept. 7 - Dec. 3, 2021
Exam Dates: 
December 8 - 22, 2021

Evaluation

15% (3x5%) - Readiness Assessment Tests

40% (4x10%) - Team-Based Learning Assignments

20% (4x5%) - Team-Based Presentations

5% (4x1.25%) - Peer Evaluations

20% - Proctored Final Exam

**Evaluation Subject to Change**

Instructor

Dr. Cynthia Pruss

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend on average 10 hours a week in the modules, weekly homework questions, assignments, and studying.

Course Resources

About SOLUS

SOLUS is Queen’s Student On-Line University System. You’ll have access to a SOLUS account once you become a Queen’s student. You’ll use SOLUS to register for courses, add and drop courses, update your contact information, view financial and academic information, and pay your tuition.

About OnQ

onQ is Queen's online learning platform. You'll log into onQ to access your course. All materials related to your course—notes, readings, videos, recordings, discussion forums, assignments, quizzes, groupwork, tutorials, and help—will be on the onQ site.

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
Have your SOLUS grade report handy and then follow the link to the Arts and Science GPA calculators.

How does this affect my academics?
See the GPA and Academic Standing page.

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
Please follow this link to the FAQ's

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.

Campus Bookstore

All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.

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

Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.

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