BIOL 5100 1.5: Critical Skills in Animal Physiology

Course Director:
Dr.  Jean Paul Paluzzi
221A Lumbers - Telephone:  416-736-2100 ext. 20999

Date and Time:  Wednesdays,  11:30 - 2:30
Location:  125  Ross  South
Course Session and Course Dates:  FALL 2017 - September 13, 20, 27,  October 4, 11, 18, 25
Course ID.:  R87E01

Course Description:
This course reviews expectations and responsibilities of graduate research in animal physiology. It trains students in communicating research in oral and written forms, and in the importance of understanding the deep history of ideas in their research field. This course is compulsory for all incoming MSc students in Animal Physiology. The course has four primary goals: i) to help incoming students in their many transitions to the graduate level of research, ii) to introduce students to the importance of knowing the history of ideas in their chosen field, iii) to review the actual practices of animal physiology and iv) to review and practice good technique in written and oral scientific communication.

Meetings: Wednesday (consult meeting schedule below for meeting dates) Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm, Room: TBD

Meeting Schedule 2017:
Attendance at each meeting session is mandatory !!
September 13th Introduction to course, grad students, writing skills,
oral presentation skills
September 20th Scientific conduct
September 27th Time management, career options
October 4th Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)
October 11th Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)
October 18th Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)

Grading: Review Essay on development of ideas in your chosen research field (40%)
Oral Presentation on deep history of your chosen research field (40%)
Class Participation (20%)
Important Due Dates: Wednesday October 4th, 11th or 18th:
Oral Presentation Wednesday October 25th: Review Essay