Queen's University
Chemical Basis of Biology Learning Track

If you have a curiosity for the fundamental processes of life and human disease at the molecular and cellular level, you will find particular interest in this learning track. Courses contributing to this learning track include chemistry and biochemistry courses that will introduce you to the structure and function of the molecules of life. These will be followed by upper year courses designed to study emerging fields such as genomics and proteomics that deal with large-scale molecular and cellular data. If you are interested in earning credit towards this learning track, you must take the following six mandatory courses, as well as two of the additional courses presented below.

This track requires a total of 24.0 Units; 18.0 mandatory and 6.0 additional

Mandatory Courses

Core Course

BCHM 270 Biochemical Basis of Health and Disease

Available in Spring 2017Winter 2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Laura van Staalduinen, Dr. Cynthia Pruss

Core Course

BMED 370 Genetics and Genomics

Available in Winter 2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Qingling Duan

Core Course

PHGY 170 Human Cell Physiology

Available in Spring 2017Fall 2017Winter 2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Christopher Ward, Dr. Cynthia Pruss

Option Course

BCHM 218 Molecular Biology

Available in Fall 2017
3.0 Units
Dr. John Allingham

Option Course

BMED 470 Principles of ‘Omics’

Available in 2017/2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Qingling Duan

Option Course

BMED 482 Proteomics and Metabolomics

Available in Winter 2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Robert Campbell

Choose a Minimum of 2 Additional Courses

Option Course

BMED 381 Clinical and Diagnostic Chemistry

Available in 2017/2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Hisham Elbatarny

Option Course

BMED 384 Intensive Laboratory Course

Available in 2017/2018
3.0 Units
Dr. Michael Adams

Option Course

CHEM 281 General Organic Chemistry I

Available in 2017/2018
3.0 Units

Option Course

CHEM 285 General Organic Chemistry II

Available in 2017/2018
3.0 Units