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.
Also offered online.
LEARNING HOURS may vary 120(12L;36G;36O;36P)
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.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult the Bachelor of Health Sciences program office.
PATH 381 covers advanced topics of biochemistry and analytical chemistry in relation to the practice of clinical biochemistry in healthcare. Students will critique how laboratory principles, biochemistry, and analytical techniques are applied to practical medical problems in the context of various diseases. Through problem-based learning approaches, students will gain experience in identifying and troubleshooting issues in laboratory testing as well as the integrated role of clinical biochemists within a healthcare team.
The course introduces data science tools and methods to handle, process and extract knowledge and insights from large molecular medicine datasets. The focus will be on applying statistics, machine learning and related methods for the analysis of various research datasets and digital pathology.
LEARNING HOURS 120(18L12pC;84G;6O;36P)
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. Enrollment is limited.
RECOMMENDATION BCHM 218/3.0 or MBIO 218/3.0 or permission of the course coordinator.
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.
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).