Course | Fall 2020

Course Delivery Definitions

Synchronous: Students are required to be online at specific time(s). 

Asynchronous: Students are not required to be online at specific time(s).

Hybrid: Online/remote learning that includes some synchronous components and some asynchronous components.

Blended: For courses that will have some in-person and some synchronous online components

IP: In person

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CORE)

History, current issues, and futures of intervention, activism, and academic study related to disability. This will include the systems and changing roles of those traditionally served, professionals, the teams they generate and society.

Prerequisite(s): Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TR  17:00-20:00   Milaney,Katrina J(PI)/Wolbring,Gregor A(AL)/Hughson,Elizabeth Anne(AL)/Lashewicz,Bonnie Mylinda(AL)   Outline
SEM   n/a   Milaney,Katrina J(PI)/Wolbring,Gregor A(AL)/Hughson,Elizabeth Anne(AL)/Lashewicz,Bonnie Mylinda(AL)  

Community Health Sciences (MDCH)

An introduction to the Department as well as a general orientation to the education and research programs in Community Health. Determinants of health within a population health framework and the implications for the determinants of health construct in analyzing and addressing specific population health problems.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Community Health Sciences or Public Health and Preventative Medicine program or consent of the program. Not available to Open Studies students.  

Block Week

August 31-September 4

Course delivery: TBA

LEC   MTWRF  09:00-16:00   Oddone Paolucci,Elizabeth(PI)   Outline          

 

Analysis and design of research related to biological sciences. Emphasis is placed upon formulating good research questions, evaluating the appropriateness of different statistical methods for analyzing results, and performing and interpreting such statistical analyses. Statistical analyses will be carried out using modern statistical software..

Prerequisite: Consent of the program

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   MW  09:00-10:15   Deardon,Robert(PI)   Outline     
TUT   W  10:30-11:20   Deardon,Robert(PI)  

 

Introduces the fundamental concepts of summarizing data and statistical inference, including graphical displays, hypothesis testing, p-values, and confidence intervals. Specific topics include comparisons of means and proportions, non-parametric tests, correlation and regression, confounding, sample size determination, and power calculations. Additional topics include a brief introduction to analysis of variance and covariance, logistic regression, and analysis of time-to-event data. Students gain hands-on experience analyzing data using STATA statistical software. Although this course uses STATA exclusively, much of the technical knowledge and some of the computing techniques are applicable to any statistical package.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Community Health Sciences graduate program or Public Health and Preventative Medicine program, or consent of the program. Not available to Open Studies students.   

Course delivery: Asynchronous

LEC   TR  13:00-14:30   Williamson,Tyler Scott(PI)/Wojdyla,Katarzyna(PI)   Outline           
TUT   TR  14:30-15:20   Williamson, Tyler Scott (PI)  

 

Discusses techniques for analyzing data collected at more than one point in time (repeated measures) and time-to-event (survival) data. Topics include generalized linear models (GLM), generalized additive models (GAM), Poisson regression, generalized estimating equations (GEE), and proportional hazards regression with time-varying covariates. STATA statistical software is used to analyze data.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-2T)

Prerequisite(s):Community Health Sciences 611 or Medical Science 643.02 and admission to the Community Health Sciences graduate program, or consent of the program.

LEC   MW  13:00-14:20   Sajobi,Tolulope(PI)  
TUT   MW  14:30-15:20   Sajobi,Tolulope(PI)  

Foundational academic concepts in the science of medical education including an overview of the philosophy of science, history of medical education and medical education scholarship along with fundamental concepts in medical education scholarship such as ethics and professionalism, critical appraisal and academic leadership.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Medical Education Specialization of the Community Health Sciences graduate program or consent of the program.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   T  09:00-11:50   Ellaway,Rachel Helen(PI)/Kassam,Aliya(PI)   Outline             

Why and how of research in medical education including core components of research, ethical issues, project management, the research proposal, reviewing the literature, data collection and analysis, reports and dissemination.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-1)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Medical Education Specialization of the Community Health Sciences graduate program or consent of the program.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   W  09:00-12:00   Beran,Tanya NA(PI)   Outline                            

 

Technical aspects of conducting a study including writing questions, selecting methods that are aligned with the research questions and approaches to analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Medical Education Specialization of the Community Health Sciences graduate program or consent of the program.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   W  13:00-16:00   Beran,Tanya NA(PI)/Ellaway,Rachel Helen(AL)    Outline                     

 

Principles and methods of descriptive and analytic epidemiology. Emphasizes the underlying concepts and approaches of epidemiological research and critical appraisal of epidemiologic studies including: observational study designs and their vulnerabilities to bias, measures of frequency and association, basic methods for addressing sampling variability, confounding, and effect modification. Concepts related to causal judgment in epidemiology are also introduced.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-2T)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Community Health Sciences graduate program or Public Health and Preventative Medicine program, or Mathematics and Statistics graduate program (Biostatistics specialization), or consent of the Community Health Sciences graduate program.

Course delivery: Lectures will be asynchronous, Labs and tutorials are synchronous

LEC   T  09:00-12:00   Fiest,Kirsten Marie(PI)/Fidler-Benaoudia,Miranda Marie(SI)   Outline                 
TUT   R  09:30-11:30   Fiest,Kirsten Marie(PI)  

 

An exploration of medical education research as an emerging field with multiple overlapping discourses, methods, philosophies, and ideologies.

Course Hours:6 units; (3S-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Medical Education Specialization in the PhD program in Community Health Sciences.

Course delivery: Synchronous

SEM   T  13:00-15:45   Ellaway,Rachel Helen(PI)   Outline                 

 

An exposure to all steps involved in the conduct of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Community Health Sciences 610 or Medical Science 643.01 and Community Health Sciences 640 or Medical Science 647.01 and admission to the Community Health Sciences graduate program, or consent of the program.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   M  16:00-18:50   Ronksley,Paul Everett(PI)Leung,Alexander Ah-Chi(SI)   Outline                  

 

Medical Graduate Education (MDGE)

An overview of the primary business aspects involved in the health care product development industry, including company creation, intellectual property, financing, regulatory and clinical affairs, valuations and exit strategies. The principle objective is to develop a general understanding of how these different aspects integrate to form a functioning business.

Sept 14, 15, 16, 17

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   MTWR  13:00-16:20   Tucker,Joseph EL(PI)    Outline                  

 

A hands-on look at intellectual property and licensing, including reviews of actual biotechnology patents, licenses, and term sheets. Following an overview discussion on intellectual property, a deeper dive into patent and license construction enables the students to craft their own simple patents and license term sheets.

October 13, 14, 15, 16

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TWRF  13:00-16:20   Tucker,Joseph EL(PI)   Outline                       

 

Presentation of project management tools and techniques and how to build a foundational project plan. Explanation of corporate, personal and team leadership as well as principles applicable to larger organizations will be discussed.

Oct 30, Nov 6, 20, 27

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   F  09:00-12:00   Jacques, Frederick James (PI)/Krahn, Jennifer Lee (SI)   Outline                  

 

Explores how the financial community views and values biotechnology business opportunities, and the concepts and skills required to do the financial analysis. Covers some of the issues surrounding the investment process and expectations when interacting with potential investors, reading and analyzing financial statements, estimating and forecasting cash flows, and value investment and financing proposals.

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

Oct 20, 22, 27, 29, Nov 3, 5, 17

LEC   TR  13:00-15:50   Hedges,Peggy(PI)    Outline              

 

Coverage of the key regulations necessary for biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing, how to apply to the regulatory agencies and the consequences of non-compliance in regulatory affairs.

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

Oct 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7

LEC   M  13:00-15:00   Dubyk,Alexander Michael(PI)   Outline              

A comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of cancer, encompassing the hallmarks of cancer, cancer epidemiology and prevention, the basics of early cancer detection, historical-to-modern standards of cancer patient care and anti-cancer therapy, and the essentials of data science in the cancer paradigm.

Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)

Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.
Also known as:(formerly Medical Graduate Education 621)

LEC   TR  10:00-11:50   Aaron Goodarzi                     
 

Proteomics and metabolomics will be covered including the objectives of these disciplines, the technologies, methods and informatics used in biological mass spectrometry as applied to the 'omics. Examples will be drawn from cancer-related disciplines (research or clinical).

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TR  10:00-11:50   Schriemer,David Christopher(PI)/Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)    Outline               

Introductory topics in tumour immunobiology and immunotherapy will be covered. Fundamental and translational topics including, tumour immunogenicity, tumour immune surveillance and editing, immune escape, active immunotherapy, passive immunotherapy, virotherapy and viral vaccines, therapies targeting immunosuppressive mechanisms, and personalized immunotherapy.

Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)

Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TR  10:00-11:50   Mahoney,Douglas J.(PI)/Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)    Outline                

 

An overview of current anti-cancer therapeutics, including radiation, immuno- and chemo-therapeutic options, as well as the use of personalized medicine approaches to improving patient outcomes. Learning objectives include how to design preclinical studies to support human clinical trials, with a major focus on ethics considerations.

Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)

Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   MW  10:00-11:50   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)/Narendran,Aru(PI)

 

A systemic overview of how the brain develops and functions at the cellular, biochemical and molecular level, but in the context of the etiology of prevalent and rare diseases, including neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative syndromes, as well as pediatric and adult brain tumours.

Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)

Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   MW  10:00-11:50   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)/Nguyen,Minh Dang(AL)/Yang,Guang(AL)

 

Fundamentals of standard wide-field fluorescence microscopy as well as confocal and multiphoton techniques. Key concepts such as the optical light path, spatial resolution, and sampling will be emphasized. In addition, students will have the opportunity to assemble basic bright-field and fluorescence microscopes using optical “lego”.

Sept. 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 20, Oct 5, 7

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   MW  13:30-15:30   Gordon,Grant Robert(SI)/Colarusso,Giuseppina(SI)    Outline            

 

Advanced techniques in optical microscopy covered though a combination of lectures and activities. Topics include total internal reflection (TIRF) microscopy, superresolution, light sheet techniques and other rapidly developing technologies. Also includes one or more selected topics in targeted illumination including fluorescence recovery after photo activation (FRAP).

Nov 2,4,16,18,23,25

LEC   TR  13:00-14:50   Savchenko,Alexei(PI)

 

Covers nucleic acid synthesis, utilization and degradation in cells. Understanding of structure-function relationships for nucleic acids, the enzymatic basis of DNA replication, how genes are read, how the transcribed RNA is processed, and how genes are regulated through a coordinated collaboration between proteins and nucleic acid sequences. Reviews emerging technologies in the study of nucleic acids and RNA at a molecular level.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LAB   TR  15:00-16:50   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)    Outline                             

 

Covers cellular proteins synthesis, modification and degradation. Topics include structure-function relationships for amino acids, the enzymatic basis of protein translation, how ribosomes are synthesized and regulated, how proteins are folded and may be modified post-translationally by enzymatic and non-enzymatic means. Emerging technologies in the study of proteins and post-translational modifications at a molecular level are reviewed.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LAB   TR  15:00-16:50   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)    Outline                           

 

Medical Science (MDSC)

The basic principles of medical microbiology and the pathogenesis of infectious disease and of clinically important microbial pathogens including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Recent concepts will be described and students will be expected to present and critically discuss research advances of their choosing from the current research literature. 

Course delivery: BLENDED

LEC    MW  13:30-14:50   Van Marle,Guido(AL)/Devinney,Rebekah P(AL)/Peters,Nathan Colin(AL)    Outline               

 

 

Introductory neuroscience courses covering aspects of cellular, molecular, and systems physiology, neuroanatomy, and neurodevelopment.

619.01. Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience

619.02. Systems Neuroscience and Neuropathology

Course Hours:3 units; (4-2)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Neuroscience Graduate Program or consent of the instructor.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC    TR  09:00-10:50   Gordon,Grant Robert(PI)    Outline                        
LAB    F  09:00-10:50   Gordon,Grant Robert(PI)  

 

Designed for students undertaking research in physiology or related disciplines with only limited prior exposure to the discipline. Introduces and discusses fundamental and current issues in physiology ranging from the basic physiological systems through to translational clinical topics. Encompasses the basic physiological mechanisms with emphasis on the role of the autonomic nervous system. Subject areas will include basic physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine and reproductive systems.

Course delivery: BLENDED

LEC   MW  10:30-11:50   Von Der Weid,Pierre-Yves Y(PI)/Giembycz,Mark Anthony(AL)/Smith,Francine Gabriel(AL)/Slater,Donna Michelle(AL)    Outline                  

 

 

The action of chemicals and drugs on biological systems ranging from subcellular particles to the intact organism.

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LEC   TR  15:00-16:30   Giembycz,Mark Anthony(PI)/Braun,Andrew P(AL)    Outline            

 

 

Respiratory physiology; including topics such as cellular, morphology, mechanics, control of breathing, and respiratory muscles, necessary to an understanding of respiration and respiratory failure. As well, core physiology and molecular biology underlying critical illness.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-1T)

Prerequisite(s):Zoology 463 or 465 or consent of the Faculty.

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LEC   R  15:00-18:00   Winston,Brent Warren(PI)    Outline                    
TUT   R  18:00-18:50   Winston,Brent Warren(PI)  

 

A seminar-based course focusing on the possible causes of psychosocial problems in cancer patients and families (medical, psychological and social) and also on how patients and families are helped through the difficult transitions resulting from a cancer diagnosis, treatment, recurrent disease, and end of life care. The course is open to health professionals and researchers, and to advanced undergraduate students in relevant disciplines.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the Faculty.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   W  12:30-15:15   Bultz,Barry D.(PI)/Pelletier,Guy(SI)    Outline                    

Physiology of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract at all levels from the cell to the intact system. Medical Science 637.01 has three components 1) An introductory series of lectures covering the basic physiological principles of the regulation of the GI tract and the individual organs that comprise it or are associated with it. 2) Extended directed tutorials conducted online through D2L. Topics will be selected to reflect the needs and interests of the enrolled students. 3) A written term paper on a subject of the students' own choice and pre-approved by the course co-ordinator that will also be presented orally to the class.

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   MW  10:00-11:00   McCafferty,Donna-Marie M(PI)   Outline                       

 

Introductory and advanced courses in immunology that cover humoral and cellular immunity and the inflammatory response at the cellular, molecular, and whole organism level. Basic mechanisms that lead to immunity or to inflammatory responses. The contribution of immunological and inflammatory processes in the immunopathogenesis of disease. 

Course delivery: BLENDED

LEC   TR  09:00-10:30   Peters,Nathan Colin(PI)/Shi,Yan(AL)/Santamaria,Pedro(AL)/Jenne,Craig N(AL)/Geuking,Markus(AL)   Outline                     

 

Advanced courses that provide in-depth coverage of the research discipline of genetics, including the areas of cytogenetics, genomics, metabolic genetics, mouse genetics, population genetics, and human and medical genetics. 

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TR  09:30-10:50   Mains,Paul Elliott(PI)   Outline              

 

Advanced courses that provide in-depth coverage of the research discipline of genetics, including the areas of cytogenetics, genomics, metabolic genetics, mouse genetics, population genetics, and human and medical genetics. 

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LEC   TR  13:30-14:50   Argiropoulos,Haralabos(PI)    Outline                      

 

 

A series of talks and workshops designed to provide students with practical knowledge of the biotechnology industry. In collaboration with the University of Calgary Career Services, the course covers personal and professional development planning, resume writing, networking, negotiation and interviewing skills and job search strategies specifically for the biotechnology field.

Course Hours:1.5 units; (3S-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Biomedical Technology program.
Also known as:(formerly Medical Science 673)

Block Week

August 31-September 4

Course delivery: Synchronous

SEM   BW 09:00-16:00   Jan Braun   Outline            

The principles of molecular and cell biology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology and immunology as applied to new diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics. Lectures in the two courses are in parallel and fully integrated. Both courses are required components of the MBT program. The goal of the course, with an emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms in health and disease, is to provide students with the skills to interface with individuals in these disciplines in the biotechnology industry. Complemented by special lectures that provide industry perspectives in these disciplines.

Course Hours:6 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Biomedical Technology program or consent of the instructor(s).

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC

  MTWR  09:30-11:00   Hermann,Petronella M(PI)   Outline                        

 

 

The principles of molecular and cell biology, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology and immunology as applied to new diagnostics, vaccines or therapeutics. Lectures in the two courses are in parallel and fully integrated. Both courses are required components of the MBT program. The goal of the course, with an emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms in health and disease, is to provide students with the skills to interface with individuals in these disciplines in the biotechnology industry. Complemented by special lectures that provide industry perspectives in these disciplines.

Course Hours:6 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Biomedical Technology program or consent of the instructor(s).

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC

  MTWR  09:00-09:50   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)    Outline                     

Covers basic principles of project management as well as biotech lab theory and practical aspects. Includes commercial technology reviews, tours, demos and practical labs. Includes development of the scientific aspects of a project based on a disease, pharmaceutical, or device of current interest, culminating in a poster presentation and business pitch of the science and business aspects.

Course Hours:3 units; (1-6-3T)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Biomedical Technology Graduate Program or consent of the instructor(s).

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LEC   M  11:00-12:00   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)    Outline                   
LAB   M  13:00-16:00   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)  
LAB   W  13:00-16:00   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)  
TUT   W  11:00-12:20   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)  

Introduction to the theory and practical applications of medical imaging. Specific courses focus on an overview of modern diagnostic imaging techniques (689.01), as well as advanced study of specific techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (689.02) and medical image processing (689.03), and molecular imaging (689.04).

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   W  15:00-17:50   Pichardo,Samuel(PI)    Outline                   

 

 

Introductory course for graduate students with an interest in mammalian morphology to human cadaver dissection, human anatomy concepts and teaching strategies within the medical professional curriculum. Weekly lectures and discussions supplement a cadaver dissection-based course intended for students interested in pursuing an academic career in a medically related field.


Course Hours:3 units; (2-6)


Prerequisite(s): Should have some previous experience with dissection. Consent of the instructors.

Course delivery: BLENDED

LEC   W  13:00-15:00   Willetts,Lian(PI)/Bertram,John Edward Arthur(AL)   Outline           
LAB   F  08:00-14:00   Willetts,Lian(PI)/Bertram,John Edward Arthur(AL)  

 

The principles of basic pathology, including cellular responses to injury, inflammation, tissue reaction, hemodynamic, basic genetics, and neoplasia are taught through a series of interactive lectures and seminars which are applied to examine the human system and the diseases that affect it. 

Course Hours:6 units; (3-2)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Pathologist's Assistant graduate program or the Pathologists’ Assistant specialization of the Medical Science graduate program, or consent of the instructor

Course delivery: Synchronous

LEC   TR  08:00-09:50   Gorday,William Wayne(PI)   Outline           
LAB   TBA   Gorday,William Wayne(PI)  

 

The primary goal is the technical skills of grossing a surgical specimen in a safe and appropriate manner. Secondary goals include skill development in quality management, ancillary techniques, frozen section cutting, and medical photography.

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LAB   MTWRF  -   Ogilvie,Travis RT(PI)/Gorday,William Wayne(SI)   Outline           

 

 

Hands on rotation that will train students how to perform autopsies under the supervision of a pathologist. Knowledge from anatomy, physiology, histology, and human pathology will be incorporated in the training.

Course Hours:3 units; (0-3)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Pathologists' Assistant program or the Pathologists’ Assistant specialization of the Medical Science graduate program or consent of the instructor

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LAB   MWF  08:00-09:00   Bromley,Amy Beth(PI)    Outline                       

 

The primary goal is the technical skills of grossing a surgical specimen in a safe and appropriate manner. Secondary goals include skill development in quality management, ancillary techniques, frozen section cutting, and medical photography.

The basic principles of medical microbiology and the pathogenesis of infectious disease and of clinically important microbial pathogens including bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Recent concepts will be described and students will be expected to present and critically discuss research advances of their choosing from the current research literature. 

Course delivery: IP (In Person)

LAB   TBA   Kurek, Kyle (PI)    Outline