Master of Science (M.Sc.) Physiology (Thesis): Chemical Biology (45 credits)

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Offered by: Physiology     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The Graduate Option in Chemical Biology is centered on the pursuit of an original research project under the direction of one or more program mentors. This research training is augmented by student participation in lecture and seminar courses and in a series of thematic workshops, all of which are designed to expose students to the diverse approaches and research issues that characterize the current state of the field. Students with training in this interdisciplinary approach will be highly qualified to seek careers in academic research as well as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Thesis Courses (27 credits)

  • PHGY 621 Thesis 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PHGY 622 Thesis 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Written and oral preparation of the thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PHGY 623 M.Sc. Final Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Final seminar presentation to students supervisory committee prior to thesis submission.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • PHGY 601 M.Sc. Proposal Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Seminar presentation to Supervisory Committee and students on the Master's thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: John H White (Winter)

  • PHGY 602 Literature Search and Research Proposal (2 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor including literature search and research leading to thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: John H White (Winter)

  • PHGY 604 Responsible Conduct in Research

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : This course provides students with information on the following areas: 1) an ethics overview; 2) scientific conduct and misconduct; 3) research authorship and peer review; and 4) research on human and animal subjects.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: John H White (Fall)

    • Students having taken this course during the M.Sc. in Physiology will not be obliged to re-take the course if transferring to the Ph.D.

  • PHGY 607 Laboratory Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Laboratory research leading to the thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PHGY 608 Laboratory Research 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Laboratory research leading to the thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • PHGY 620 Progress in Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Progress in research in preparation of thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

3 credits from the following Chemical Biology seminars:

  • BIOC 610 Seminars in Chemical Biology 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : First multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology.

  • BIOC 611 Seminars in Chemical Biology 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Third multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology.

  • BIOC 689 Seminars in Chemical Biology 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Second multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 689.

  • BIOC 690 Seminars in Chemical Biology 4 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biochemistry : Fourth multidisciplinary seminar in chemical biology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. Graduate Option in Chemical Biology. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 690.

3 credits from the following:

  • CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : This course will cover biologically relevant molecules, particularly nucleic acids, proteins, and their building blocks. In each case, synthesis and biological functions will be discussed. The topics include synthesis of oligonucleotides and peptides; chemistry of phosphates; enzyme structure and function; coenzymes, and enzyme catalysis; polyketides; antiviral and anticancer agents.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Christopher Thibodeaux, Alexander Wahba (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: CHEM 302

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEM 402.

  • CHEM 503 Drug Discovery (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the overall drug discovery process. The main focus of the course will be on medicinal chemistry, synthesis and catalysis, as they relate to large-scale production of pharmaceutical agents. However, other aspects of drug discovery, including structural research (e.g. NMR, X-ray), biochemistry, drug metabolism and bioavailability will also be included.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEM 302 and one of BIOL 200 or CHEM 332, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: U3 and graduate students. Students can register only with permission of coordinators.

  • PHAR 503 Drug Discovery and Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics : Chemistry, mechanisms of action, and steps in drug discovery and development.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Lisa Munter, Jean-Sébastien Joyal, Pedro Rosa, Dusica Maysinger, Karen Meerovitch, Timothy Geary (Fall)

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