B 345 Advanced Topics: Bioscience

The course reviews current topics in bioscience, particularly relying on scientific journal publications to provide case studies, illustrative examples, classic studies and controversial findings pertinent to specific fields within biosciences. The course will feature an emphasis on primary literature searches, reading and assessment of primary literature. It is expected that the student reads no less than 5 scientific papers per week in the prescribed topic area and is capable of presenting and critically discussing the content of these publications. In this level 300 course, the student assessment is based on active participation in the lectures and tutorials.