Courses | Winter 2021

Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies (CORE)

Current topics relevant to inclusion and exclusion will be reviewed. An examination of research in disability provides an opportunity for the student to learn, understand, and compare legislation, policy, and ethical frameworks that inform action. Frameworks of choice, respect, consultation, collaboration, and co-operation will be examined

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

Class delivery: ONLINE

LEC   n/a   Milaney,Katrina J(PI)
SEM   n/a   Milaney,Katrina J(PI)
A constructivist exploration of language, political structures, and sense of self to deepen the understanding of health capacity and disability.
Prerequisite(s):Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.

Class delivery: ONLINE

LEC   T  10:00-12:00   Marlett,Nancy Jean(PI)
SEM   n/a   Marlett,Nancy Jean(PI)
Provides an in-depth view of the impact of new emerging technologies and the governance of science and technology and health research on social policy, disability studies, disability research and the lives of disabled people and other marginalized groups.
Prerequisite(s):Must be registered in the Community Health Sciences graduate program. Consent of the instructor is required for all other students.    

Class delivery: ONLINE

LEC   n/a   Wolbring,Gregor A(PI)

Data Science (DATA)

An introduction to the fundamental statistical methods used in health data science including interpretation and communicating the results of these methods. Explores modelling using an epidemiological paradigm such as the assessment for modification and confounding. Introduces fundamental health research methods including study design and the evidence hierarchy.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Data Science 601, 602, 603 and 604, and admission to the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

LEC  T  17:00-20:00   Nettel-Aguirre, Alberto (PI)

An introduction to the application of machine learning methods to problems in health data. The concepts of precision medicine and precision public health are introduced and the role of data science in these endeavors is explored. Using real examples from health data, various contemporary machine learning techniques are taught.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Data Science 601, 602, 603 and 604, and admission to the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

LEC   R  17:00-20:00   Lee, Joonwu (PI)

Many of the major health data assets that exist in Alberta and Canada will be explored through hands-on experience with several datasets. Issues relating to access, confidentiality, privacy and data stewardship will be examined. Methodological challenges related to data linkage will be discussed. Students will work with large health databases including health administrative data, electronic medical record data and various other databases.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Data Science 601, 602, 603 and 604, and admission to the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

LEC   M  17:00-20:00   Walker,Robin L(PI)

Explores the synthesis and summary of large volumes of information into interpretable and compelling results. Software packages useful for visualization of data are examined, including software for geographic information systems, augmented reality, and infographics. Data Science software commonly used in health industry is examined. Fundamental design principles are introduced to guide the approach to data presentation, communication, and interpretation.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Data Science 601, 602, 603 and 604, and admission to the Graduate Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.

LEC  W  17:00-20:00   Shakeri Hossein Abad, Zahra (PI)

Community Health Sciences (MDCH)

Extends the fundamental concepts to modelling health outcomes using modern regression analysis techniques. Logistic and linear regressions, and their extensions, are covered in detail. The rationale, formulation, and statistical assumptions underlying each regression technique are discussed. Methods for selecting and assessing models are included. Additional topics include a brief introduction to models used in the analysis of repeated measures, longitudinal studies, and time-to-event data. STATA statistical software is used to analyze data. Required course for Biostatistics and Epidemiology specializations.


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


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

LEC  TR  13:00-14:20  Sajobi,Tolulope(PI)

TUT  TR  14:30-15:20  Sajobi,Tolulope(PI)

Approaches to assessment and measurement within the context of competency-based medical education.


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.

LEC   R  13:00-16:00   Hecker,Kenton G(PI)

Overview of context in which medicine is taught and learned, the theory related to learning and change, the key elements of curriculum design and evaluation, and examine traditional and innovative methods used to enhance student and practitioner knowledge, skills and attitudes.


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

LEC   R  09:00-11:50  Kassam,Aliya(PI)

An introduction to methodological issues in the design and conduct of randomized controlled trials. Topics include ethics, blinding, randomization, sample size determination, sequential designs, data monitoring, and the logistical and organizational aspects of single centre and multi-centre trials.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   R  09:00-12:00   Exner,Derek V(PI)

Focus on research in healthcare epidemiology with particular emphasis on Infection Prevention and Control. Research aspects of healthcare epidemiology, including epidemiologic and biostatistical techniques and their application in various healthcare environments will be presented. Topics will include surveillance, quantitative and qualitative methods, economic analyses, behaviour change, developing and assessing education programs and ethical practice.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   W  09:00-11:50  Leal,Jenine Rocha(PI)

Surveillance is a public health function. Topics included in this online course include definition and overview of public health surveillance, indicators, frameworks and principles for the planning and evaluation of surveillance systems; analysis and interpretation of surveillance data; communication of public health information; and legal and ethical issues relevant to surveillance systems.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

Class delivery: ONLINE

LEC   TBA

Designed for students who have some familiarity and experience in epidemiology, biostatistics and who have a background in clinical health care or related field. It focuses on the application of epidemiologic methods to clinical health issues.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   R  16:00-18:50   Goodarzi,Zahra Shirin(PI)/Holroyd-Leduc,Jayna Marie(AL)/Peters,Cheryl E.(AL)/Sauro,Khara Marissa(AL)

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of health services research including topics related to health systems and methods in health services research, as well as evaluation of health systems performance, with emphasis on knowledge translation and health policy creation and analysis.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Community Health Sciences Graduate Program or consent of the program. 

LEC   W  16:00-18:50   McCaughey,Deirdre(PI)

Application of basic concepts from economics to examination of health and health care policy issues, such as why we have the kind of health care system we have, various aspects of health care reform, promotion of health, and evaluation of interventions.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   MW  14:00-15:15   Lu,Mingshan(PI)

Designed for students interested in being able to critically interpret economic evaluation studies of health or health care interventions and beyond. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the concepts and methods of economic evaluation, provide an introduction to how it may serve as a useful tool in health and health care decision-making, and to enable students to critically appraise the economic evaluation literature.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   T  16:00-19:00   Spackman,Eldon(PI)/Marshall,Deborah A(AL)

 

An advanced level course focused on developing and deepening participants' understanding of critical policy issues affecting health and health services. The course will primarily review health policy in the context of Canadian populations and systems. However, a more global comparative frame of reference will be used to test, challenge and contrast both the historical and current underpinnings of health policy in Canadian jurisdictions.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   M  16:00-19:00   Clement,Fiona M(PI)/Noseworthy,Thomas W(SI)

Introduction to health research, including research design, measurement, data collection, proposal and grant writing.


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


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

LEC

  T  09:00-11:50

  Kara Sauro(PI)/Roach,Pamela(SI)
TUT   F  09:30-11:20   Kara Sauro(PI)/Roach,Pamela(SI)

A focus understanding and appraising published examples of qualitative research on health topics as well as analyzing qualitative findings in health research. The importance of both methods and theories for ensuring rigor will be emphasized. Examples of relevance to people’s experiences of health, illness and health care as well as the social and structural determinants of health will be considered.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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

LEC   T  13:00-15:50   Saah,Rebecca Jeptha(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.

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

Expands understanding of epidemiological research methods such as the assessment and management of threats to validity and approaches to causal assessment. Topics include handling of large data files, management of design effects, data linkage, identification and control of confounding, prevention of systematic and random (e.g. Type I, Type II) error, and addressing the problems associated with missing data. Exposure to generalized linear models, time to event models (including competing causes), generalized estimating equations, and mixed models. Includes an introduction to causal graphs, counterfactual reasoning, prediction, sample size calculations, risk-set sampling and meta-analysis.


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


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

LEC   M  09:00-12:00   Chowdhury,Tanvir Turin(PI)/Patten,Scott Burton(AL)
TUT   W  13:00-15:00   Chowdhury,Tanvir Turin(PI)/Patten,Scott Burton(AL)

Medical Graduate Education (MDGE)

Review of clinical trials strategies and the regulations around them. An emphasis will be placed on regulatory obligations and current trends.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


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

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

LEC   R  11:00-12:20   Syme,Rachel(PI)

Introduction to effective strategies for communication to diverse audiences of investors, corporations and clients in the biomedical technology sector, plus consideration of optimal marketing and sales approaches with appropriate channel selection.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


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

Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr 9

LEC   F  10:00-12;00    Dubyk,Alexander Michael(PI)

Real-life presentations by corporate executives with an emphasis on strategic planning at the highest level, with examples of successes, failures and works in progress. Critical evaluation of publicly traded biotechnology corporations.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


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

Mar 15, 17, 22, 24

LEC   MW  13:00-16:15   Zaman,Sabiha Noor(PI)/Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(AL)

Integrating lessons learned in prior business modules and extrapolating to the corporate environment, plus business pitches.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


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

Mar 29, 30, 31, Apr 1, Apr 22

LEC   MTWR  13:00-16:15   Tucker,Joseph EL(PI)

The links between cancer and aging, the experimental definition of the cell cycle, major events in G0, G1, S, G2, M, drivers and regulators of the cell cycle including oncogenes and tumour suppressors, cyclins, CDKs, CDIs and links to the cell cycle through tumour suppressors will be covered. An overview of biological and replicative aging including recent developments regarding the role of epigenetic modifications in cancer and aging.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   TR  10:00-11:50   Riabowol,Karl Thomas(PI)/Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)

Fundamentals of eukaryotic chromatin assembly, dynamic chromatin regulation and post-translational modifications that comprise epigenetics. DNA methylation, histone post-translational modifications, histone variants, regulatory siRNA, nucleosome remodelling and higher-order chromatin organization. Cancer and disease-associated epigenetic alterations will be discussed in detail.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   TR  10:00-11:30   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(SI)

DNA repair pathways, highlighting the cellular responses to ionizing radiation will be covered, including: base excision repair, mismatch repair, nucleotide excision repair, and DNA single strand and double strand break repair.  The relationship of replication stress and telomere maintenance to genomic instability in a cancer context will be covered.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   TR  10:00-11:35   Lees-Miller,Susan Patricia(AL)/Cobb,Jennifer Ann(AL)/Beattie,Tara Lyn(AL)/Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)

An overview of how tissue microenvironments influence tumour formation, evolution, progression and metastasis, and how to study this in the laboratory. May include tumour-stroma interplay, epithelial-mesenchymal transitions, angiogenesis, tumour metastasis and the effects of the tumour microenvironment on cancer therapy and diagnosis.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

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

A systematic review of the molecular events underlying cancer formation and evolution, including cancer-driving changes to inter- and intra-cellular growth signalling networks, key growth receptor molecular mechanisms and cancer-specific alterations to cell nutrient response pathways.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

LEC   MW  10:00-11:50   Goodarzi,Aaron Ardavan(AL)

A summary of major sources and drivers of cancer, including the interplay between hereditary cancer predisposition and genetics, the relationship between metabolism and environmental carcinogens, viral and microbial sources of cancer, major chemical and radiation carcinogens, and modifiers of cancer risk, including behaviours, policies and interventions.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.
Also known as:(formerly Medical Graduate Education 627)

LEC   MW  10:00-11:50   Aaron Goodarzi/ Jennifer Corcoran

 

Virulence factors used by microbial pathogens to cause disease. Topics include microbial adherence mechanisms, toxigenic infections, virulence factor secretion systems, microbial gene expression.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Medical Science 611, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 431, or consent of the program.

Feb 23, 25, Mar 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18

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

Strategies used by microbial pathogens to target mucosal surfaces, and their contribution to disease. Topics include microbial disruption of epithelial barrier function, interactions with the host microbiome, microbial adaptation to host defenses, and invasion and intracellular survival strategies.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Medical Science 611, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 431, or consent of the program.

March 23, 25, 30; Apr 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

LEC   TR  13:30-15:50   Devinney,Rebekah P(PI)

Mechanism of action of antimicrobials, and resistance genes. Topics will also include transmission of resistance and discovery of new antimicrobials.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Medical Science 611, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 431, or consent of the program.

Jan 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, Feb 2, 4

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

Covers key bioinformatics concepts and practices, as well as the basic knowledge of how to access resources for graduate-level biologists who are not bioinformatics specialists. Introduces essential bioinformatics terminologies, discusses the use of bioinformatics to infer information about an organism from its genome. Provides practical experience with bioinformatics tools and develop basic skills in the collection and presentation of bioinformatics data.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

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

Covers high throughput DNA sequencing technologies and genome-wide association genetics. Provides an overview of the available genomics technologies and their applications for high throughput discovery in biology (model organisms) and medicine (cancer and Mendelian disease genomics). Discussions will also encompass research ethics considerations for collecting, storing and using human genomic data.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program.

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

Students will learn how to describe structures of biological macromolecules and explain the most commonly occurring methods for determination and analysis of the three-dimensional structure of biomolecules. Provides an overview of biophysical and structural methods used to study the regulation and function of biomolecules, tutorials on commonly available structural visualization software and resources and how structure-guided drug design is being used for pre-clinical drug discovery.


Course Hours:1 unit (12 hours)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program

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

Medical Science (MDSC)

Genetic control and cellular basis of development. Topics include an introduction to the major genetic model organisms, the regulation of gene expression and pattern formation by developmental signals, and the cellular basis of cell signalling, cell and tissue polarity, and morphogenesis.

Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


Prerequisite(s):Consent of the program. A strong background in undergraduate genetics and developmental biology is recommended

LEC   T 13:00-15:50   Brook,. William J(AL)/Grewal, Savraj Singh(AL)/Huang, Peng(AL)

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

Course Hours:3 units; (4-2)

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

LEC   TR  09:00-10:50   Lohman, Alex (SI)/Epp, Jonathan R(SI)
LAB   F  09:00-11:00   Lohman, Alex (SI)/Epp, Jonathan R(SI)

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.

LEC  R   Easton, Paul Alexander (PI)
TUT  R   Easton, Paul Alexander (PI)

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 Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 527 or consent of the Faculty.

LEC   TR  09:30-11:00   Patel,Kamala Devi(PI)

A series of workshops building upon skills provided in Medical Science 662. Students learn about negotiation, interviewing skills and job search strategies specifically for the biotechnology field.
Course Hours:1.5 units; (3S-0)


Prerequisite(s):Medical Science 662.


Also known as:(formerly Medical Science 673)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA

Block Week

January 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

SEM   BS 09:00-16:00   Jan Braun

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).  

LEC  MW  09:30-10:50   Hermann,Petronella M(PI)

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).  

LEC   TR  09:00-10:20   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)

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).

LEC   M 11:00-12:00   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)
LAB   13:00-16:00   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)
LAB   WR  13:00-15:50   Braun,Janice Eva Arlee(PI)
TUT   M  11:50-12:20   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 Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to a graduate program with specialization in Medical Imaging or consent of the instructor.

LEC   T  11:30-14:30   Goodyear, Bradley(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 Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to a graduate program with specialization in Medical Imaging or consent of the instructor.

LEC   T  14:00-16:45   Forkert,Nils Daniel(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 Hours:3 units; (3-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to a graduate program with specialization in Medical Imaging or consent of the instructor.

LEC   M  09:00-11:50   Manske, Sarah Lynn(SI)/Harris, Ashley D (SI)

Modular course offering advanced knowledge at the cellular, molecular, and whole organism levels including the hormonal regulation of the vascular system, the interaction between endothelium and smooth muscle in the blood vessel, the molecular mechanisms underlying smooth muscle contraction and relaxation, differentiation and dedifferentiation, and the pathogenesis of vascular diseases including hypertension and atherosclerosis. Drug treatments for vascular diseases and their molecular mechanisms will also be covered.

Course Hours:3 units; (4-0)


Prerequisite(s):Admission to a graduate program in the Cumming School of Medicine or consent of the instructor.

LEC   TR  14:00-16:00   Zheng,Xi-Long L(PI)

Modular course offering advanced knowledge at the cellular, molecular, and whole organism levels including the hormonal regulation of the vascular system, the interaction between endothelium and smooth muscle in the blood vessel, the molecular mechanisms underlying smooth muscle contraction and relaxation, differentiation and dedifferentiation, and the pathogenesis of vascular diseases including hypertension and atherosclerosis. Drug treatments for vascular diseases and their molecular mechanisms will also be covered.

Course Hours:3 units; (4-0)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to a graduate program in the Cumming School of Medicine or consent of the instructor.

LEC   MW  14:00-16:00   Zheng,Xi-Long L(PI)

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.

LEC   TR  08:00-09:15   Gorday,William Wayne(PI)
LAB   M   09:00-10:50   Gorday,William Wayne(PI)

Normal histology of the human body and how it relates to the pathologic mechanisms of function and disease will be discussed and presented in small group format.


Course Hours:3 units; (3-0)


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.

LEC   MR  13:00-14:30   Bromley,Amy Beth(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 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.


Notes:Students are required to take both Medical Science 748.01 and Medical Science 748.02.

LAB   MW 14:00-16:00   Xi-Long Zheng (PI)

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.


Notes:Students are required to take both Medical Science 749.01 and Medical Science 749.02.

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

Guided work with practical research, encouraging independent thought and collaboration with pathologists and clinical colleagues.  Requires completion of written reports and oral presentation on research performed.

Course Hours:3 units; (0-4)

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Master of Pathologists' Assistant program or consent of the instructor.


Notes:Students are required to take both Medical Science 750.01 and Medical Science 750.02. After consultation with a Departmental faculty member who will supervise the chosen project, approval must be obtained from the Program Director before a student can register.

LAB     Kurek, Kyle (PI)