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

Course Director :

Dr.  Emanuel Rosonina
329D LSB,  ext. 44702
Email: rosonina@yorku.ca

Date and Time:  Thursdays:   3:30 - 6:30 PM (Six classes during the Fall 2018 term. Dates and time are subject to change.)

Location:  T.B.A.
Start date:  Tentative dates for 2018: Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
Course ID.:  J03H01


(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.