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Undergraduate Studies
Courses

The Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine offers courses to students in the Life Sciences Program of the Faculty of Arts & Science.

The Arts and Science Calendar and the Peoplesoft/Solus descriptions and information are the authorative source, this page is for information only in a page-at-a-glance format.

Questions concerning only those courses listed below (registration/schedules/exams) may be directed to:
Kevin Kell
Undergraduate Educational Programs Assistant
Tel: 613-533-6000, ext. 74901
Email: kevin.kell (at) queensu.ca

Current students may obtain examination information from the Office of the University Registrar.
We will be using onQ for most of our courses this (2017-2018) year.

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CANC-440/3.0 Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
Next offered 2018 January-April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Susan Cole
A consideration of current knowledge and theories about the biology and treatment of cancer. The course will be presented in a small group format, with active student participation required.
NOTE Priority to students in the LISC Specialization Plan, CANC Sub-Plan.
PREREQUISITE Level 4 in a LISC or BCHM Major or Specialization Plan and (a GPA of 2.5 and permission of the course coordinator. > Course Guidelines, Schedule and Lectures for 2018 Jan-Apr


CANC-497/3.0 Current Topics in Cancer Biology and Genetics
Last offered 2017 September-2018 April
***Discontinued as of 2018 May***
Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Davey
A seminar-based discussion of topics relevant to cancer research. This course will be run as a companion to CANC 499, and will incorporate the practical experience students gain in that course as one foundation of learning. Students will also be introduced to other relevant practical aspects of cancer research, including critical analysis of current literature, and the presentation of scientific results. The course will also involve attending and discussing a number of research seminars offered throughout the year. Enrollment is limited to students concurrently taking CANC 499. Runs throughout the Fall and Winter Terms.
COREQUISITE CANC 499/9.0.


CANC-499/12.0: Research Project in Cancer Biology and Genetics
2018 September-2019 April
Course Coordinator: Dr. Chris Nicol

A research project involving the study of cancer biology or genetics. The project will be supervised by a faculty member associated with the Cancer Research Institute, and will provide opportunities for experimental design, data analysis and both written and oral presentation of results. Students must contact a potential faculty supervisor in the Spring preceding registration in fourth year. Enrolment is limited; acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.

NOTE    Acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.

NOTE    Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.

LEARNING HOURS    480 (288Lb;24G;24I;144P)

PREREQUISITE    Level 4 and registration in a LISC Specialization Plan, CANC Sub‐Plan and a GPA of 2.50.

EXCLUSION    No more than 12.0 units from ANAT 499/12.0; CANC 499/12.0; EPID 499/12.0; LISC 499/12.0; MICR 499/12.0; NSCI 499/12.0; PATH 499/12.0; PHAR 499/12.0; PHGY 499/12.0, MICR 455/6.0

  • Course outline available here.
  • Click here for a list of potential faculty accepting students for Sept 2018

    PATH-310/3.0 Pathology and Molecular Medicine
    3L/T
    Next Offered 2018 January-April
    Course Coordinator: Dr. Christine Hough
    An introduction to pathology and molecular medicine. The course will be organized around a specific set of diseases, designed to illustrate basic concepts in the molecular biology, biochemistry, and pathology of human disease.

    RECOMENDATION    ANAT 215/3.0 and ANAT 216/3.0 and BCHM 310/9.0 or (BCHM 315/3.0 and BCHM 316/3.0) and PHGY 212/6.0.

    PREREQUISITE    BCHM 218/3.0 or MBIO 218/3.0.
    Max enrollment 200.

    > Course Description and Objectives


    PATH-425/3.0: Current Topics in Human Genetics
    2L;2S
    Next Offered 2018 Sept-Dec
    Course Coordinator: Dr. Susan Crocker
    An advanced level course introducing current topics in human genetics. The course will focus on the significance and implications of genetic variation and its role in disease, development and normal human diversity. In particular, the course will explore the future directions and implications of human genetic research in the post genomic era. Participation in seminars and group discussions is required. Enrolment is limited.

    RECOMMENDATION    BCHM 218/3.0 or MBIO 218/3.0 or permission of the course coordinator.

    PREREQUISITE   PATH 310/3.0 or (a minimum grade of B in BIOL 205/3.0) or permission of the course coordinator and Level 4 and (registration in a LISC major or Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.5).  

    EXCLUSION    No more than 3.0 units from BIOL 441/3.0; PATH 425/3.0.

    > Course Guidelines, Schedule and Lectures will be available here
    Enrollment has increased from 20 to 30 students effective 2018 Sept.


    PATH-430/3.0: Molecular Basis of Disease

    Next offered 2018 January-April
    Course Coordinator: Dr. David Lillicrap
    An in-depth perspective of the pathogenesis of human disease. An integration of the genetic, biochemical, physiologic, anatomic, and general etiologic factors which play a role in the progression of several specific diseases from inception to death or recovery. The course will comprise short introductory presentations by teaching faculty followed by the presentation and discussion of relevant scientific papers by students. Given jointly with PATH 826/3.0.

    PREREQUISITE    PATH 310/3.0 or and Level 4 and (registration in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.5) or permission of the course coordinator.

    > Course schedule will be available here
    Enrollment has increased from 20 to 30 undergraduate students effective 2018 Sept.


    PATH-499/12.0: Research Project in Pathology
    Next offered 2018 September-2019 April
    Course Coordinator: Dr. Xiaolong Yang

    A research project involving the study of human disease processes. The project will be supervised by a Faculty member in the Department and will provide opportunities for experimental design, data analysis and both written and oral presentation of results. Students must contact a potential faculty supervisor in the Spring preceding registration in fourth year.

    NOTE    Acceptance by a supervisor required prior to registration.

    NOTE    Students whose research requires the care and/or handling of animals must also complete the Introductory Animal Care Course and if required the appropriate Animal Use workshops through the Office of the University Veterinarian.

    LEARNING HOURS    480 (288Lb;24G;24I;144P)

    PREREQUISITE    Level 4 and registration in a LISC Specialization Plan and a GPA of 2.50.

    EXCLUSION    No more than 12.0 units from ANAT 499/12.0; CANC 499/12.0; EPID 499/12.0; LISC 499/12.0; MICR 499/12.0; NSCI 499/12.0; PATH 499/12.0; PHAR 499/12.0; PHGY 499/12.0, MICR 455/6.0.

  • Course Outline available here
  • Click here for a list of potential faculty accepting students for Sept 2018


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