Courses | Fall 2019

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Questions about courses?

  • For graduate level (600 & up) MDSC, MDCH & CORE courses, please contact gsecourses@ucalgary.ca
  • For graduate level (600 & up) MDGE courses please refer to the MDGE Courses section below.
  • For undergraduate MDSC courses, please contact the BHSc program

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.   

LEC              Web-based but class times may             
be established if feasible
Online      

Dr.  Katrina Milaney       

Outline

 

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.       

LEC             

Block Week 

TRW CHS 3E47      

Dr. Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci  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

LEC             
TUT

M&W 9:00-10:15 AM      
W 10:15-11:15 AM

Various  (See Course Outline)       
Various  (See Course Outline)

Dr. Robert Deardon Outline            

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.   

LEC             
TUT

T&TH 1:00-2:30PM      
T&TH 2:30-3:20PM

Various  (See Course Outline)       
Various  (See Course Outline)

Dr. Tyler Williamson 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.

LEC              

M & TH 1:00 - 4:20 pm

September 9 - 12, 2019                

HS G801E             

Dr. Joseph Tucker         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.

LEC                 

Oct 15, 16, 17, 18                   

1:00-4:20 pm

HS G801E               

Dr. Joseph Tucker                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.

LEC             

F 9:00-12:00 pm               

HS G801E                 

Dr. Fred Jacques            

Dr J. Krahn

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.

LEC                

M & W 2:30-4:20 pm                

F 1:00-2:50 pm

HS G801E                

Dr. Peggy Hedges           

Outline

Coverage of the key regulations necessary for biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing, how to a

pply to the regulatory agencies and the consequences of non-compliance in regulatory affairs.

LEC             

See Course Timetable             

HS G801E             

Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Dubyk              Outline

Understanding the effective use of molecular pathology to identify biomarkers and potential targets for modulation. Explore the concepts of targeting stem cells, identification of small molecular weight inhibitors (drug discovery) and the formulation of clinical trials. Major emphasis will be placed on formulating an effective hypothesis and to design preclinical studies that will include cutting-edge ideas on molecular cancer therapeutics.

LEC              

TH 10:00-11:20 am - F 1:00-2:50 pm      

Check course outline for location    

Dr. Aru Narendran 

Outline

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).

LEC            

T & TH 10:00-11:20 am           

See course outline for location  

Dr. David Schriemer  

Outline

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”.

LEC             

M & W 1:30-3:30 pm             

HS 2829                

Dr. Pina Colarusso              

Dr. Grant Gordon

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).

LEC             

M & W                

HS 2829                  

Dr. Pina Colarusso               

Dr. Grant Gordon

Outline

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.

LEC               

T & TH                 

See course outline for location             

Dr. James D. McGhee

Dr. Susan P. Lees-Miller        

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.

LEC              

T & TH 3:00-4:30 pm            

See course outline for location         

Dr. Savraj Grewal

Dr. Justin MacDonald        

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. 

LEC                 

M & W 1:30 - 2:50 pm            

O1508             

Dr. Guido van Marle

Dr. Rebekah DeVinney            

Dr. Nathan Peters

Outline

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.

LEC             

M & W 10:30 - 11:50 am             

O1509             

Dr. Pierre-Yves von de Weid           Outline

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

LEC             

T & R 3:00 - 4:20 pm            

G743              

Dr. Mark Giembycz            

Dr. Andrew Braun

Outline

Includes topics such as basic physiologic mechanisms including excitation-contraction coupling, mechanics, energetics, and cardiovascular control; major diseases entities as a means of illustrating pathologic alterations in normal physiologic mechanisms; or a systematic in-depth examination of the chemicals that affect the cardiovascular system.

LEC              

W 9:00 - 11:50 am            

See the Course Outline           

Dr. Mark Giembycz           

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.

LEC         

M & W 10:00 - 11:30 am          

O1503          

Dr. Donna-Marie MCafferty         

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. 

LEC        

T & R         

See Course Outline           

Dr. Nathan Peters           

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. 

LEC                

T & R

9:30 - 10:50 am               

HS 750            

Dr. Paul Mains              

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. 

LEC                

T & R

1:30 - 2:45 pm              

HS 750             

Dr. Bob Argiropoulos            

Outline

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).

 

LEC             

M 3:00 - 6:00 pm            

HS G384           

Dr. Samuel Pichardo            

Outline

A series of topics, ranging from basic sciences to clinical topics (including ethical issues) to increase awareness and comprehension regarding current issues in reproductive health.

LEC                

T & R                  

TRW 2E09            

Dr. J. Katelic

Dr. R. McCorkell

Dr. H Habibi

Dr.  D. Toms

Dr. J. Thundathil

Dr. C. Klein

Dr. D. Slater

Dr. W. Dean

Dr. M. Hemberger             

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.

LEC            

M to F        

7th Floor McCaig Tower Gross Room and SHC Pathology Gross Room           

Dr. Travis Ogilvie

Dr. Bill Gorday           

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. 

LEC              

N/A             

See course outline for location              

Dr. A. de Koning          

Dr. Bill Gorday

Outline

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. 

LEC             

F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm               

See course outline for location            

Dr. Kyle Kurek

Dr. Bill Gorday          

Outline