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THE HMB 400-LEVEL COURSE GUIDE

HMB offers a wide variety of  400-level courses, yet how to choose which one(s) suit your interest?

Students in HMB programs entering their final year of study may be looking for a course to not only satisfy program requirements, but also expand their knowledge by taking an in-depth course on a topic of their interest.

This guide has been designed to help give further context to what these courses are about.

Please note this is not the official Calendar,  and should only be used in conjunction with the Calendar.  For information about pre-requisites and enrolment into these courses can be found in the Calendar and the Timetable.

Please note that research project courses  are not included in this list. During Balloting, students will only see on their ballot courses that count toward their HMB program.

Special Notice for the 2018-2019 Academic Year ONLY:

Students who entered their HMB Program prior to February 2017 will be assessed on the listed 2017-2018 pre-requisites for HMB400-level courses in instances where they do not meet the new 2018-2019 HMB400-level course pre-requisites.

Students who entered HMB Programs after February 2017, and have programs that require them to take all courses listed as pre-requisites for these courses in the 2018-2019 Calendar, will be expected to meet the new revised pre-requisites.

 

This exception adjustment is for ONE year only

 

THE HMB 400-LEVEL COURSE GUIDE

Seminars explore the global AIDS crisis, adopting the medical-anthropological perspective of Paul Farmer’s Infections and Inequalities. Varying epidemiological profiles of AIDS are placed in broader social, cultural, and political-economic frameworks. The impact of globalization and structural inequality on local cultures and lifestyles provides an essential backdrop to the discussions.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, ANT208H1/​ BIO220H1/​ PHS300H1/​ JNH350H1
2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, AND either (HMB302H1/ HMB303H1/HMB322H1/ HMB323H1/HMB342H1) OR (0.5 FCE from a ANT300+ level course from Group B-Evolutionary)

Assessments to expect: essays (blogs, research based), tests

Other notes:  this course is very multi-disciplinary and students will study HIV/AIDS from many perspectives.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/haj453h1

This course introduces life science students to biomedical advances and technologies in medicine, including drug patents, medical device implants, diagnostic and medical device software. Limitations of patent protection in commercializing medical products, and limitations to scalability may also be discussed. Specific topics vary from year to year and will be based on the course instructor’s area(s) of expertise.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB301H1/​ HMB321H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1, HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1
2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE completed, HMB301H1

Recommended Preparation: a statistics course

Assessments to expect: essays (research based, grant proposals), group presentations, tests

Other notes:  Course topics may interest students who are interested in some of the IBBME programs

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb401h1

 

The bridge between basic scientific research and clinical practice integrates fundamental knowledge about molecular/cellular mechanisms and clinical disorders to increase the potential for new medical treatments, therapies and interventions as well as understanding of disease processes. Specific topics vary from year to year and will be based on the course instructor’s area(s) of expertise.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, BCH210H1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1, HMB302H1/​ HMB321H1/​ HMB322H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1, and HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, BCH210H1, BIO230H1/BIO255H1, HMB302H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB322H1

Recommended PreparationBCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ PSL350H1

Assessments to expect: essays (research based, grant proposal), group presentations, tests

Other notes:  topics vary widely from year to year; a strong cellular-molecular background will help you in this course.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb402h1

Since research involving human subjects lays the foundation for innovation in modern health care, this course examines health care ethics along a continuum from bench to bedside. Ethical issues are discussed in the context of specific cases involving human research, as well as contemporary clinical practice.

 

Prerequisite (no change): 14 FCE complete, A HMB300-level course, HMB306H1/​ PHL281H1/​ other ethics course with prior approval from the unit

Assessments to expect: essays (research based), tests

Other notes:  taught by a clinical ethicist; issues taken from his real-world expertise.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Human Biology & All HMB Specialists programs towards the bioethics requirement.

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb406h1

 

This seminar course focuses on recent research into the neurobiology underlying human behaviour. A variety of normal and abnormal human behaviours are studied which may include: voluntary action; moral cognition; hedonism; aggression; mental health; addiction; the impact of the gut microbiome on brain development and health.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB200H1, HMB300H1, HMB320H1/​ ANA300Y1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB300H1 /HMB310H1/ HMB320H1/ HMB360H1/ CJH332H1 (formerly CSB332H1

Assessments to expect:  essays (literature reviews, journal club), presentations, quizzes/tests
Other notes:  topics vary widely from term to term, but brains are always involved.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Neuroscience

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb420h1

Theme based lecture and seminar course underlining current medical research in relation to the areas of genes and genetics. Topics vary yearly.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, HMB201H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB301H1/HMB311H1/HMB314H1/ HMB321H1, cGPA 2.5

 

Recommended Preparation: HMB321H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1

Assessments to expect: essays (grant proposals), presentations

Other notes:  course topics usually centre on the use of epigenetics, regeneration, and stem cell research, and there are never tests in this course.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb421h1

This course focuses on various medical research related to human disease. Topics vary based on course instructor’s area(s) of expertise.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new):14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, HMB302H1/​ HMB322H1, and HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1,

HMB302H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB322H1

 

Assessments to expect: essays (research based), presentations, tests

Other notes:  topics vary widely from year to year based on instructor, but physiological/ immunological emphasis expected.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb422h1

Current research covering the breadth of neuroscience is showcased by members of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience. Topics vary yearly, but cover the spectrum from molecular through genetic, cellular, developmental, systems, behavioural and modelling. As well, approaches to studying neurodegenerative diseases and clinical neurophysiology are introduced.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB200H1, CJH332H1, HMB320H1/​ JHA410H1/​ ANA300Y1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB300H1/ HMB310H1/ HMB320H1/ HMB360H1/ CJH332H1 (formerly CSB332H1)

Assessments to expect: essays (literature review), tests

Other notes:  course focuses on the analysis of the latest research in neuroscience

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Neuroscience

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb430h1

This course explores innovation in research and technology in the field of applied genetics. Specific topics vary from year to year and will be based on the course instructor’s area(s) of expertise.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB321H1, HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, a HMB300-level course

Assessments to expect: essays (research based, reflections), presentations
Other notes:  topics vary widely from year to year

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb431h1

Lecture and seminar course emphasizing current research. Topics may include the digestive system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, stem cells, and neoplasia. Topics vary depending on class interest.
2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB302H1/​ HMB322H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB302H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB322H1, cGPA 2.5

Recommended Preparation: BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1 Assessments to expect: essays (grant proposals), presentations

Other notes:  topics tend to focus on current research in stem cell and regeneration research; HMB302H1 is the better preparation pre-requisite for this course. There are never tests in this course.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb432h1

Seminar and theme based course examining the opportunity to apply basic knowledge of biological determinants of disease to designing health system interventions and informatics that can have a global impact in the near term.

Prerequisite (no change): 14 FCE complete, HMB303H1/​ HMB323H1

Assessments to expect: essays (research based), presentations, tests

 

Other notes:  topics vary widely from year to year; note about topics for 2018-2019: “This course will focus on Global health from the perspective of a changing climate by exploring the shifting relationship between human and environmental health.  The concept of planetary health- exploring the health of human societies and the state of the natural systems on which they depend- will be introduced.  Building resiliency for climate change is not just a complex social/cultural and scientific undertaking it is also a necessary undertaking in ensuring human health and well-being.  Mitigation alone will be insufficient to countering the effects of climate change; therefore, adaptability and resilience are also required.  Through case studies, this course highlights how complex global forces are creating new disease risks in both the developed and developing world. Emerging health and well-being initiatives that are working to protect human and environmental health will be explored focusing on what arguments, rationale or practical incentives lead to their developments.”

 

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb433h1

Introduction to complementary and alternative medical therapies. Topics include, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, Ayurvedic, and Mind-Body Practices. Biological mechanisms will be emphasized and therapies will be critically analyzed from an evidence-based research perspective. Integrating alternative therapies into Western practices with a focus on personalized medicine will be discussed.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, BCH210H1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1, HMB302H1/​ HMB312H1/​ HMB314H1/​ HMB322H1/​ HMB323H1/​ HMB342H1, and HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, BCH210H1, BIO230H1,

HMB302H1 /HMB303H1/HMB312H1/HMB314H1/HMB322H1/HMB323H1/HMB342H1

Recommended Preparation: HMB342H1/​ CSB349H1/​ PSL350H1/​ BCH311H1

Assessments to expect: essays (literature review), poster & presentation, tests

Other notes:  Course title says it all: course discussed and reviews different types of alternative therapies.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb434h1

Theme-based lecture and seminar course underlining current basic science research in the area of molecular and cell biology, focusing on cell migration and its relevance to human health and disease. Topics may focus on the impact of fundamental processes underlying the cell biology, physiology and pathophysiology of cell motility in a variety of systems (e.g. immune, nervous system, cancer context).
2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 4 FCE complete, CSB349H1/ PSL350H1/ BCH311H1

Assessments to expect: essays (grant proposal), group presentations, tests

Other notes:  taught by a researcher who studies the biology of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and signaling in osmotic stress and cell volume regulation.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb435h1

This lecture-based course will familiarize students with fungi of public health importance, particularly those that cause disease in humans and other animals. The course will focus on the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment of fungal infections, as well as the ecology, physiology and evolutionary biology of the agents responsible. The course will also address other ways in which fungi influence human and animal health.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, BIO220H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/ BIO260H1

Recommended Preparation: EEB268H1, EEB331H1/​ CSB353H1

Assessments to expect:  essay (peer-reviewed research article to be published on Wikipedia), tests

Other notes: Don’t let the name mislead you! This course is a fascinating mycology course– all about fungus! It is not a course for those interested in veterinary care; this is a course for students interested in fungus from a clinical research standpoint.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb436h1

This course will discuss how heavy metals are integral to organ function through various biological pathways, the importance of metal regulation and control and its relationship with gene transcription. An introduction of metallo-therapeutics will also be featured, ranging from neurodegenerative therapies to cancer treatment.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1, BCH210H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/ BIO260H1, BIO230H1/ BIO255H1, with recommended preparation of BCH210H1

Assessments to expect: essays (literature review), group presentations, tests

Other notes: This course is way cooler than it sounds! Students with a strong chemistry background or those who enjoyed their required chemistry courses (BCH210H1, CHM136H1) will enjoy this course.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb437h1

This course, featuring a service-learning component, explores dementia. In patients with dementia, intellectual, social and occupational functioning deteriorate. The course addresses the multi-disciplinary aspects of dementia (clinical, genetic, molecular, social) with a focus on the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease.

A short application to enrol in this course is required. Information may be found via the Human Biology Program website.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, PSL300H1, HMB300H1/​ HMB302H1/​ HMB320H1/​ HMB321H1/​ ANA300Y1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 4 FCE complete, PSL300H1, HMB300H1/ HMB301H1/ HMB302H1/ HMB310H1/ HMB311H1/ HMB312H1/HMB312H1 /HMB320H1/ HMB321H1/ HMB322H1

Assessments to expect: essays (grant proposal, reflections), group presentations, placement activities, tests

Other notes:  this is a service learning course!

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, Neuroscience (HMB: Genetics students are allowed to take this course, but it does not count toward program requirements)

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb440h1

This advanced course aims to provide students with current, in-depth knowledge of the genetics of specific human diseases, including single gene (e.g., Huntington disease), multifactorial (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease), and non-Mendelian (e.g. mitochondrial DNA-related disease) disorders, and how the use of genetics to elucidate disease mechanisms can lead to treatments and personalized medicine in order to improve healthcare.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1, BCH210H1, HMB302H1/​ HMB321H1/​ HMB322H1/​ BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1/​ PSL350H1, and HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

Recommended Preparation: HMB321H1, PSL300H1, PSL301H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB265H1/BIO260H1, HMB301H1/ HMB302H1/ HMB311H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB321H1/ HMB321H1/ HMB322H1

Assessments to expect: essays (articles), lab assignments (Labser VR Labs), tests

Other notes:  Course focuses on the scientific underpinnings of human disease; the best preparation for this course is HMB321H1.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb441h1

Proper development of the human brain is essential for human health. This course will examine how neurodevelopment failures contribute to neurological disorders and diseases, such as epilepsy and autism. Current research from basic, translational, and clinical perspectives will be examined using case studies. The impact of neurodevelopmental disorders and diseases on the individual and community will be discussed.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB200H1, HMB320H1/​ ANA300Y1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB300H1/HMB310H1/HMB320H1/CJH332H1 (formerly CSB332H1)

Assessments to expect: essays (literature reviews, journal club), presentations, quizzes/tests

Other notes:  This course examines how neurodevelopmental failures contribute to neurological disorders and diseases.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Neuroscience

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb450h1

 

The bridge between basic scientific research and clinical practice integrates fundamental knowledge about molecular/cellular mechanisms and clinical disorders to increase the potential for new medical treatments, therapies and interventions as well as understanding of disease processes. Specific topics vary from year to year and will be based on the course instructor’s area(s) of expertise.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, HMB302H1/​ HMB321H1/​ HMB322H1, HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, HMB302H1/ HMB312H1/ HMB314H1/ HMB322H1

Assessments to expect: group project (essay & presentation), tests

Other notes:  topics vary widely from year to year; all about the structure and the function of the human body and how that relates to medicine.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb452h1

The focus is on the theory and application of biostatistics and epidemiology to current developments in special topics in substantive areas of epidemiology (e.g., chronic disease, environmental & occupational health, infectious disease, methods, social, etc.).

2018-2019 Prerequisite (no change): 14 FCE complete, HMB342H1

Assessments to expect: essays (grant proposals), presentations

Other notes:  course focuses on different foci of epidemiology such as major depressive disorder, influenza, and fecal microbiota transplantation.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb462h1

This course introduces biomechanics and builds on knowledge of the biomechanics of injury and dysfunction to develop a systematic understanding of risk, injury prevention, and initial management of injuries in sports and physical activities. Some additional topics include doping in sport, travel issues in competitive sport, and ethical issues in clinical sport medicine.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, HMB200H1/​ HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, a HMB300-level course

Assessments to expect: Essays (research based), tests

Other notes:  course that focuses on biomechanics of the body and injury, especially in relation to sports and physical activities.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology (note: all HMB students may take this course, but it will ONLY count toward the Health & Disease and Human Biology Programs).

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb470h1

 

Enhancing performance has broad appeal. This course explores current developments for achieving peak performance academically, physically and emotionally. We focus on the scientific basis of the links between performance and stress, and of the benefits and risks of pharmacological methods to achieve performance enhancement. Various stress management skills are introduced.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, HMB200H1/​ HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, a HMB300-level course

Assessments to expect: essays (research based, articles), group presentations (debate), tests

Other notes:  Course analyzes intelligence performance techniques and neurophysiological performance.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Neuroscience (note: all HMB students may take this course, but it will ONLY count toward the Health & Disease, Human Biology, and Neuroscience Programs).

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb471h1

Examine the physiological and biochemical responses of the human body to both acute and chronic bouts of physical activity. The impact of activity on health, and health on physical activity, is explored by examining adaptations from the cellular to the systemic level of bodily function.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, HMB200H1/​ HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

 

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, a HMB300-level course
Assessments to expect: essays (research based), tests
Other notes:  This course is all about physical exercise (or lack thereof) and the effects on the body. Takes a physiological and biochemical approach.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology (note: all HMB students may take this course, but it will ONLY count toward the Health & Disease and Human Biology Programs).

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb472h1

This course, featuring a service-learning component, discusses how mental well-being is a critical element of total health. We explore the evidence underpinning the role of physical activity in the avoidance of mental disorders, recovery from mental disorders, and the quality of life of those with or without mental disorders.

A short application to enrol in this course is required. Information may be found via the Human Biology Program website.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1
2017-2018 Prerequisite (old): 14 FCE complete, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, a HMB300-level course

Assessments to expect: essays (research based, reflections), placement activities, poster & presentation, tests

Other notes:  A service learning course!

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, Neuroscience (HMB: Genetics students are allowed to take this course, but it does not count toward program requirements)

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb473h1

Dentistry is one of the oldest branches of medicine responsible for the treatment of diseases of oral cavity. This course will introduce students to the key concepts as well as the latest research in the dental sciences, including but not limited to craniofacial structures, bone physiology, odontogenesis, pathogenesis of oral diseases, and technology in dental sciences.

 

2018-2019 Prerequisite (new): 14 FCE complete, BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1, PSL300H1, PSL301H1, HMB200H1/​ HMB201H1/​ HMB202H1/​ HMB203H1/​ HMB204H1

2017-2018 Prerequisite (old):  BIO230H1/ BIO255H1, PSL300H1, PSL301H1

Assessments to expect: essays (research based), presentations, quizzes

Other notes:  This course is an in-depth introduction to dental sciences from a clinical research perspective and topics include the latest research in dental sciences. This course will interest students who wish to pursue research in dentistry.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Global Health, Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications (Neuroscience students are allowed to take this course, but it does not count toward program requirements)

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb474h1

Building on their experience in 3rd-year labs, students participate in inquiry-based laboratory experiments in diverse areas of current human biology research. Open to students in any Human Biology program. Please see Human Biology Program Website for subtopic details, which vary from year to year. (Lab Materials Fee: $51)

2018-2019 Prerequisite (no change): 14 FCE complete, HMB310H1/​ HMB311H1/​ HMB312H1/​ HMB314H1

Assessments to expect:  essays (journal club), lab assignments (bench lab- lab reports, projects, etc.)

Other notes:  We have changed the format of this lab for Fall 2018 and it is now a shorter lab (3 hours, down from 6 hours), and lectures are designed as lab meetings.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology, Fundamental Genetics & Its Applications (note: all HMB students may take this course, but it will ONLY count toward the Health & Disease, Human Biology, and HMB: Genetics Programs).

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/hmb489h1

 

This course introduces students to complex issues at the interface between environment and health where health is broadly defined. Each year a current and controversial case study is explored from scientific, medical, political and policy perspectives. The course takes students from the molecular to individual to population and societal levels.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (no change): 14 FCE complete, ENV341H1/​ HMB302H1/​ HMB312H1/​ HMB314H1/​ HMB322H1

Assessments to expect:  essays (grant proposal), presentations

Other notes:  Course teaches you to write grant proposals and focuses on the environmental effects on human health.

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Health & Disease, Human Biology

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/jeh455h1

This course focuses on the use of neuroimaging techniques in understanding how trauma, disorders, and disease impact neural structure and function. Lectures will focus on local and long-range neural impact of pathology and neuroimaging assessment. Lab work will focus on practical skills including image processing, analyses, and experimental design.

2018-2019 Prerequisite (no change): 9 FCE complete, PSL300H1, BIO230H1, HMB200H1/​ PSY290H1/​ ANA300Y1

Recommended Preparation: HMB320H1

Assessments to expect: lab assignments (computer lab), tests

Other notes:  students will be introduced to and learn MRI, EEG, and MEG

HMB Programs it Counts towards: Neuroscience

Calendar link: https://fas.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/jha410h1