School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Anatomy and Cell Biology



ANAT-808* Topics in Biology of Reproduction
This seminar course will cover current topics in male and female reproduction and pregnancy. The format includes critiques of original publications and attendance of and reports on the interdepartmental reproductive seminar series.
Credit value: 3.0 credit units, spread over Fall and Winter terms (every second year). Attendance and reporting of interdepartmental reproductive group seminars:12 h Overview lectures by professors on assigned topics:12 h
Presentation and participation in student seminars:12 h
Minimal quota of students for course to run:4
Course Coordinator: R. Oko

ANAT-812* Advanced Neuroanatomy
This course includes the study of the structure and general function of the nervous system and is given jointly with ANAT-312*. Special topics assigned for seminars and essay projects. Fall term; lectures, laboratories and seminars. L. Mackenzie
Learning Materials $40

ANAT-814 Clinically Oriented Anatomy
A detailed study of the gross and functional anatomy of the human body with emphasis on clinical application. The course is given jointly with part of Phase I of the medical curriculum. Additional work prescribed for graduate students. Full course; lectures, laboratories and tutorials. C.W.Reifel
Learning Materials $40

ANAT-816* Biology of Reproduction
A comprehensive overview of the cellular and molecular biology of mammalian reproduction. The first part of the course consists of lectures covering gametogenesis, fertilization, early embryo development and placentation. The second part involves student presentation of seminars and group discussion of current topics in reproductive biology. Clinical aspects of reproduction will also be covered. Offered jointly with ANAT-416*. Graduate students submit one major essay and give a seminar from a list of selected topics.
Three hours lecture/seminar, Fall term. F.W.K. Kan
PREREQUISITE: ANAT-215*/216* or ANAT-311, or ANAT-309* or permission of the Department.

ANAT-817* Mammalian Embryonic Development
Overview of mammalian development, emphasizing the cellular and molecular mechanisms that direct embryogenesis. The first 2/3 of the course consists of lectures on gastrulation, neurulation, establishment of the body axes, differentiation, sex determination, limb development, and organogenesis. The last 1/3 of the course involves student seminar presentations and group discussions of current topics in developmental biology and teratology. Offered jointly with ANAT-417*.
Students submit a major essay and give a seminar from a selected list of topics.
Three hours of lectures/seminars per week. Winter term. C.W. Reifel
PREREQUISITE: ANAT-416*/816*, or permission of the Department.

ANAT-818* Chemical Neuroanatomy
A contemporary and comprehensive assessment of the neurochemical features of the mammalian nervous system as they relate to development, function and disease. Winter term; 3 hour lecture/seminar. Offered alternate years. M.D. Kawaja.
PREREQUISITE: ANAT-312* or LISC-322* or permission of the Department.

ANAT-822* Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
An in-depth study of the biophysical properties of neurons and diseases that affect the function of neurons and glia. Topics will include cable properties of dendrites, voltage- and ligand-dependent channels, and molecular mechanisms responsible for neuronal death and regeneration. The course will be based on lectures and student seminars of selected readings. Given concurrently with LISC-422*, with additional assignments for graduate students. Enrolment is limited.
PREREQUISITE: LISC-322 with a minimum of 70% or an equivalent course or permission of the instructor.

ANAT-825 Medical Neuroscience
A multidisciplinary graduate level course exposing students to the clinical aspects of neuroscience. Didactic lectures cover detailed organization of the nervous system with clinical implications. Laboratories review basic neuroanatomy and pathology. Clinical demonstrations expose students to several neurological disorders.
Fall; didactic lectures, laboratories, and clinical cases (up to 20 hr/week; 9 weeks total) D. Munoz
PREREQUISITES: Enrolment in graduate faculty and involvement in neuroscience research.

ANAT-826* Current Concepts in Sensorimotor Integration
A course for graduate students to explore more advanced concepts of sensorimotor integration in the nervous system. This is a multi-disciplinary lecture/seminar course with active student participation expected. The course will consist of weekly sessions focusing on specific concepts such as feature detection, population coding, sensorimotor transformations, reflexes versus voluntary control, central pattern generators. Normally offered concurrently with PSYC-924*. Winter term; 1 hour lecture; 2 hour seminar/discussion.
PREREQUISITE: LISC-322* or equivalent.

ANAT-831* Cell Structure and Basic Tissues
For those with no histology background, an outline of basic vertebrate tissues. Extra assignments will be given to graduate students.
Fall term. Lectures and laboratories in common with ANAT-309 in Fall Term. F.W.K. Kan

ANAT-833* Selected Topics in Mammalian Histology
Detailed histological assessment of selected organs and tissues.
Winter Term, alternating years. Lectures and seminars. M.D. Kawaja.
PREREQUISITES: ANAT-215* and 216* or ANAT-311 or ANAT-309* or ANAT-831*.

ANAT-834* Principles and Techniques in the Teaching of Anatomical Sciences
A series of lectures and workshops illustrating modern teaching philosophy and technique specifically designed for teaching Anatomy in the Health Sciences.
Fall Term. Drs. R.A. Easteal and L.W. MacKenzie.

ANAT-835* Microteaching in Anatomical Sciences
Microteaching as a technique for new and experienced teachers will involve the presentation of a series of 3-minute micro lectures with video recording and feed back sessions.Winter Term. Drs. R. A. Easteal and L. W. MacKenzie.

ANAT-836* Advanced Topics in Embryonic Development
This half-credit course will be offered to students who have completed ANAT-417* in their undergraduate studies in the Queen's Life Sciences Program. Through a series of tutorials and seminars, the course will focus on the most up-to-date discoveries in three areas of developmental biology. The areas reflect the expertise in the department. Winter Term. Dr C.W. Reifel.

ANAT-837* Advanced Topics in Neuroanatomy
This half-credit course will be offered to students who have completed ANAT-312* in their undergraduate studies in the Queen's Life Sciences Program. Through a series of tutorials and seminars, the course will focus on the most up-to-date discoveries in three areas of neuroanatomy.
The areas reflect the expertise in the department.
Fall Term. L. MacKenzie

ANAT-838* Advanced Histology and Staining Techniques
An advanced mammalian histology course including advanced staining techniques in demonstrating various components of Histological sections. Winter Term.
Drs. L.W. MacKenzie and S.C. Pang.

ANAT-839 Selected Topics in Pregnancy
The course has two components.
A 7 week (26 hour) series of discussions on assigned readings, selected readings and a 45 minute presentation by each student on medical and ethical aspects of obstetrics, gynaecology, endocrinology, population and gender health and psychology. The second component is a 50 hour Human Placenta Research Summer Workshop.
Summer Term. B.A. Croy and C. Tayade

ANAT-840* Research Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
This course is designed to equip graduate students with modern research techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology. This intense 2-week course consists of 2-3 hours of lecture and 6-8 hours hands-on laboratory exercise per day. Techniques include light microscopy and immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry, RNA, DNA and protein isolation, Northern and Western blot analysis, probe design, and conventional and realtime PCR. Summer Term in odd years.
S.C. Pang

ANAT-847* Research Projects in Anatomy and Cell Biology
An investigation into concepts and techniques in selected areas of research offered in the Department of Anatomy. Research projects carried out under the supervision of a staff member. Winter term. L. MacKenzie and Staff.

ANAT-853* Cellular and Molecular Cardiovascular Sciences
An advanced inter-disciplinary course studying the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system at the molecular and cellular level. The course is comprised of lectures, discussion and student seminars based on recent literature. Winter term, 3 hour seminar. S.C. Pang
PREREQUISITE: Undergraduate degree in Life Science or equivalent or permission from department.


ANAT-854* Cardiovascular Sciences
A study of the anatomy, pharmacology and physiology of the cardiovascular system based on lectures, seminars, laboratories and selected readings (same as PHAR-854 and PHGY-854). Topics include structure-function of the heart and blood vessels, mechanisms of signal transduction, drug effects on second messenger systems, the cardiac pump, integrated cardiovascular control, arterial oxygen transport, control of blood pressure and hypertension. Given jointly with LISC-454*. Additional work prescribed for graduate students.
Enrolment limited. Fall term; lectures, seminars and laboratories. M. Adams
PREREQUISITE: OR COREQUISITES: ANAT-311, ANAT-309*, PHAR-420 and PHGY-312 or their equivalent.

ANAT-898 Master's Independent Project Report
As a component of the curriculum for the Pattern II Program in Anatomical Sciences, students will complete an independent studies project under the supervision of departmental faculty member. Students will summarize their work in a written report that will be reviewed by a committee and orally defended.

ANAT-899 Master's Thesis Research

ANAT-926* Current Topics in Anatomy and Cell Biology

The topics will be chosen on the basis of special needs of the students, and must be approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies. Fall or winter; seminars. C.H. Graham

ANAT-999 Ph.D. Thesis Research