Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Health and Disease
Courses contributing to this track will introduce basic knowledge and key concepts of the integrated relationships of how the anatomy of the body functions with respect to its structural design. Students will learn how normal structure and appropriate functioning leads to a healthy individual, and contrastingly, how dysfunction can contribute to pathology and disease.
This track requires students to take a total of 10 courses; 9 Required and 1 Additional
Track Coordinator: Dr. Leslie Mackenzie
All of these courses must be taken for this track to be completed
ANAT 100, Anatomy of the Human Body is a foundational anatomy course designed to introduce basic structure and functional relationships of the human body. The course entails the basic building blocks of the human body at the gross and microscopic levels.
Instructors: Dr. Leslie MacKenzie, Dr. Klodiana Kolomitro
PHGY 170 Human Cell Physiology is an introductory level course on the structure and function of human cells for students interested in pursuing human health-related disciplines.
Instructors: Dr. Christopher Ward, Dr. Cynthia Pruss
PHGY 215, Principles of Mammalian Physiology I pairs with PHGY 216 to provide an introduction to physiology for those wishing to pursue professional programs. This course focuses on the central and peripheral nervous systems, muscle physiology, the heart, and the vascular system.
Prerequisites: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Ward
PHGY 216, Principles of Mammalian Physiology II pairs with PHGY 215 to provide an introduction to physiology for those wishing to pursue professional programs. This course focuses on the physiology of the respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
Prerequisites: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing. PHGY 215 is recommended.
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Ward
PATH 310, Introduction to Pathology and Molecular Medicine is an introductory course in which the underlying functional changes of cells and physiological systems will be discussed in association with a variety of disease processes. This course builds on prerequisite physiology courses and uses that foundation to understand how human disease disrupts the function of the major systems of the body.
Prerequisites: Minimum 3rd year (Level 3) standing and (ANAT 100/3.0 or ANAT 101/3.0) and one of (IDIS 150/6.0 or PHGY 210/6.0 or PHGY 214/6.0 or [PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0] or [KNPE 125/3.0 and KNPE 225/3.0]) or equivalents courses with permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Nicol
REPD 372, Reproduction and Development provides students with a general background on various aspects of human reproduction, ranging from male and female gamete development to pregnancy and birth. The course serves as a gateway to more more advanced courses in human reproduction and development.
Prerequisites: Minimum 3rd year (level 3) standing, one of (ANAT 100/3.0; ANAT 101/3.0) and one of (PHGY 210/6.0; PHGY 214/6.0; [PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0]) or permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Chandra Tayade
REPD 473, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease covers how the early-life environment contributes to later-life health.
Prerequisites: Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing and PHAR 100/3.0 and BMED 372/3.0, or equivalent courses with permission from the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Nikki Philbrook
Students are also required to choose TWO (2) of the following courses
ANAT 270, Human Anatomy and Morphology is designed to introduce the foundations of human structure and function to students. This courses will allow students to develop an understanding of the architecture of the human body.
Prerequisites: Minimum 2nd year (Level 2) standing and PHGY 170/3.0 or BIOL 102/3.0 or permission of the instructor
Instructor: Dr. Leslie MacKenzie
CANC 380, Evolutionary Biology of Cancer is designed to introduce students from various biological sciences and allied health backgrounds to cancer as an evolutionary problem.
Prerequisites: Minimum 3rd year (Level 3) standing and one of (MICR 270/3.0 OR MICR 360/3.0) and one of (BCHM 270/3.0 OR BCHM 218/3.0) or equivalent courses with permission from the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Charles Graham
BMED 390, Integrative Laboratory Studies is a two-week intensive multidisciplinary laboratory course conducted in-person on the Queen’s University campus in Kingston, Ontario. Students will learn a number of different laboratory techniques, developing skills in scientific methodology, data acquisition, and interpretation.
Prerequisites: Minimum 3rd year (Level 3) standing and (one of ANAT 100/3.0 OR ANAT 101/3.0), and (one of PHGY 210/6.0 OR PHGY 214/6.0 OR [PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0]), and (one of MICR 270/3.0 OR MICR 271/3.0 OR MICR 221/3.0), and (one of PHAR 230/3.0 OR PHAR 270/3.0 OR PHAR 340/3.0), and (one of BCHM 270/3.0 OR BCHM 218/3.0), or equivalent courses with permission from the instructor.
Students must take at least ONE (1) of the following courses to complete this track
CRSS 454, Cardiovascular Sciences will cover the physiology, pharmacology, and anatomy of the cardiovascular system. Topics include integrative mechanisms and pharmacotherapy involved in short-term and long-term control of the circulation in health and disease.
Prerequisites: Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing and registration in a LISC Major or Specialization Plan, or Bachelor of Health Sciences program, and a GPA of 2.50 or permission from the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Michael Adams
NSCI 483, Neurobiology in Learning and Memory will introduce the human nervous system at an advanced level, with an emphasis on the brain systems supporting learning and memory. The underlying anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology of these systems will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Minimum 4th year (Level 4) standing and PHGY 215/3.0 and PHGY 216/3.0; or permission of the instructor.
Instructor: Dr. Susan Boehnke