BIOL 5038 1.5 - CURRENT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY AND ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

Term: Fall 2019
Course Director: Arthur Hilliker
Day and Location: Fridays from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in CB 122
Course Dates: Sept 20, 27 and Oct 4, 11, 25 and Nov 1
Course ID.:  U59E01


(Mandatory course for MSc students in the areas of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Animal Physiology)

Course Description:

The course is designed to introduce students to the process of scientific inquiry and hypothesis-based research.  The objective is to teach and improve on the students’ skills of scientific writing and oral presentation.  Students will be provided historical and current scientific articles to present and critique, and be required to attend a Gairdner lecture.  Potential issues facing graduate students during their training, such as research progress, expectations and ethical conduct will be discussed.

Evaluation:

Four written assignments (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%)

Three presentations (10%, 15%, 20%)

Participation (5%)

Bibliography:

Students will be assigned a historical paper and will select a research article from Nature, Science, or PNAS USA to present.