Course and Module Updates

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Biochemistry 4955E, Community-Engaged Learning and Research Skills in Translational Cancer Biology, is posted in the Academic Calendar but will be offered for the first time in 2023/24. This course will replace Biochemistry 4486E (has been withdrawn) as the capstone course for the Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology.

This capstone course focuses on the translation of cancer research discoveries into clinical practice, emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches, critical thinking, research design and evaluation of data from the literature.

In addition to the content covered in the course, a Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) component integrates students in a small group/team learning context (3-5 students) through coordination with relevant community partners associated with cancer research, support and care. Through these partnerships, students working on a year-long capstone project relevant to the partners’ needs. Past community partners have included the Canadian Cancer Society, the LHSC Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, ChildCan, Kids Kicking Cancer Canada, Health Canada, and the Patient & Family Advisory Council at the London Regional Cancer Program.

Throughout the course, students practice critical ongoing reflection and are engaged both independently and collaboratively in authentic learning experiences and professional/career development practices.

Draft course outline for 2023/24

 New course: Microbiology and Immunology 4400B - Microbial Applications
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New course: Biochemistry 4484E - Student Directed Research Project
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New course: Pathology 4600B - Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Human Disease
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