Medical Sciences 3900F/G

Medical Sciences 3900F/G is the third year laboratory course for students in the Honours Specialization IMS. Students are introduced to molecular biology techniques that are common to a number of the basic medical science disciplines. The course employs a blended format and techniques for each lab are framed in the context of real-world applications. Online modules detail the theory of laboratory techniques, which is then applied in class by completing scenarios and analyzing case studies. The course consists of a one-hour tutorial and a 3-hour wet laboratory. There are two sections per term.

Either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B; Biology 2290F/G; and registration in Year 3 of an Honours Specialization or Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)

Learning outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Skillfully perform a wide range of practical laboratory techniques from a varietyof basic medical science disciplines, including cell culture, immunofluorescence microscopy, ELISA, and PCR.
  • Summarize the objectives and results from an experimental protocol clearly and concisely.
  • Construct and deliver a well-organized oral presentation that explains a scientific technique or disease that is understandable by their peers.
  • Prepare a laboratory report that accurately conveys the rationale, methods, results, and implications of an experiment.
  • Work cooperatively with their laboratory partner(s) to execute several experiments in a timely, safe, and accurate manner.
  • Employ accurate principles of experimental design to create an experiment that addresses a scientific problem.

Prepared, Professional, Participation 5%
Pre-lab lesson (video) 5%
Short Written Assignments (best 3 of 4) 30%
Laboratory Project (design/presentation) 20%
Examinations 15% (midterm); 25% (final)

Course Syllabus - 2019/20