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Undergraduate Courses

The Department has a tradition of excellence in teaching and the current faculty maintain a commitment to high quality education in the wide variety of programs that are offered.  In multiple undergraduate curricula, both within and external to the department, faculty play an integral role in teaching the pathogenesis of disease, diagnostic pathology and laboratory medicine.  Dr. Chris Nicol is the Departmental Undergraduate Program Director.  Questions concerning these courses (registration/schedules/exams) may be directed to Kevin Kell (see below).  Current students may obtain examination information from the Office of the University Registrar.

See the Arts and Science website for a current list of 2021/2022 courses

Pathology and Molecular Medicine does not offer a degree itself, but rather contributes to the Life Sciences Program of the Faculty of Arts & Science.  We will be using OnQ for some of our courses.

Dr. Chris Nicol, PhD Program Director

Kevin Kell Undergraduate Educational Program Assistant 

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Next offered 2022 Winter Term January-April 
Course Coordinator: Dr. Scott Davey

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. 

Sample Course Guidelines, Schedule and Lectures for 2019 

*for reference only. We use OnQ.queensu.ca for live uptodate information.
Max Enrollment: 30

2021 September-2022 April 
Course Coordinator: Dr. Harriet Feilotter

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. 

 

3L/T
Next Offered 2021 Fall Term Sept-Dec ONLINE only through the Faculty of Health Sciences

 

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2022 Winter Term January-April inperson


Course Coordinator: Dr. Chris Nicol

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.

We use OnQ.queensu.ca for live uptodate information.
Max enrollment 300.

2L;2S 
Next Offered 2021 Fall Term 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.

We use OnQ.queensu.ca for live uptodate information

Max Enrollment: 30

Next offered 2022 Winter Term 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.

We use OnQ.queensu.ca for live uptodate information.
Max Enrollment: 30

Next offered 2021 September-2022 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.

 

Next offered 2021 Fall term September-December

PATH 411 /3.0 Applied Data Science in Molecular Medicine

This 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(18L;12pC;48G;6O;36P)
PREREQUISITE BIOL 243/3.or ECON 250/3.0 or GPHY 247/3.0 or KNPE 251/3.0 or NURS 323/3.0 or POLS 385/3.0 or PSYC 202/3.0 or SOCY 211/3.0 or STAT 263/3.0 or STAM 200/3.0

We use OnQ.queensu.ca for live uptodate information.
Max Enrollment: 30

Next offered 2021 fall  term Sept-Dec ONLINE only through the Faculty of Health Sciences
PATH 120 - Understanding Human Disease in the 21st Century
 
Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Pruss

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. To be successful in the course assessments, students will need to progressively build their skills and use the course knowledge to: 1) compare and contrast different disease examples; 2) apply concepts to hypothetical disease scenarios, and 3) communicate concisely and effectively in written and oral forms.

Course syllabus

Fall 2021
 Year 1 Optional Course
 9-10 hours/week
 3 units

 

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