BIO-450 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Brisken Cathrin

Langue: Anglais


Summary

We will define the concept of homeostasis and principles of hormone action and the molecular mechanisms underlying them. Interactions with the environment and pertinent public health issues will be analyzed.

Content

Keywords

endocrine system, endocrine disruptors, physiology, reproduction, sex differentation, estrogen receptor, homeostasis, diabetes, hormone dependent cancers

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain principles of endocrine regulation.
  • Interpret data in published papers.
  • Design a research project.
  • Present a research project orally.
  • Defend a research project.
  • Synthesize published data to produce a project.

Transversal skills

  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a literature review which assesses the state of the art.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra lectures, journal clubs, oral presentation of the proposal, practical session

Expected student activities

Presentation and critical analysis of papers.

Oral presentation of research proposal.

Assessment methods

Quizzes: 30%

Exam: report (20%) and oral (20%)

Group project (30%)

Supervision

Assistants No
Others Two hours of "exercises" per week. This will be used as appropriate through the course (discussion with teacher(s), preparation time etc).

Resources

Bibliography

No prerequisite.

Notes/Handbook

When possible, copies of the slides will be provided.

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Molecular endocrinology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Automne
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Molecular endocrinology
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15 INR113   
15-16    
16-17 INR113   
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Mardi, 14h - 16h: Cours INR113

Mardi, 16h - 18h: Exercice, TP INR113