Life Science


LIFESCI 2AA3: Introduction to Topics in Life Sciences

This course is a forum for the introduction of diverse interdisciplinary research topics within Life Sciences. Students will explore different methodologies and applications of current research in these fields to human health. Students will also practice communicating science in various formats and explore streams and opportunities in the Life Sciences Program. [3 units]

LIFESCI 2A03: Research Methods in Life Sciences

An examination and application of the scientific method. Selected research problems will be explored to experience different approaches to hypothesis formulation, testing, interpretation and communication in the Life Sciences. [3 units]

LIFESCI 3AA3: Human Pathophysiology

This course examines the normal physiology of a healthy individual through to the pathophysiological consequences of disease at the cell and tissue level, and how this can lead to greater implications between the various systems of the body. The mechanisms of drug activity and pharmaceutical design will also be explored. [3 units]

LIFESCI 2L03: Living Systems Laboratory

Students will take diverse experimental approaches to studying real-world research questions in Life Sciences. Basic research using model organisms will be used to confront current issues in human health and disease. [3 units]

LIFESCI 2G03: Genes, Genomes and Society

An introduction to genetics that explores the application of genetics and genomics research in our world, from single organisms to ecological systems and from evolution to genetic engineering. [3 units]

LIFESCI 2D03: Behavioural Processes

An examination of the concepts that underpin animal behaviour and an illustration of how selection pressures have operated to produce the diversity of behaviour that humans and other animals share. [3 units]