Tous les cours ne sont pas nécessairement offerts chaque année. Les cours sont offerts dans la langue dans laquelle ils sont décrits.
Les cotes de cours entre parenthèses sont celles de la Carleton University. Un cours de 3 crédits à l’Université d’Ottawa correspond à un cours de 0,5 crédit à la Carleton University.
Not all of the listed courses are given each year. The course is offered in the language in which it is described.
Course codes in parentheses are for Carleton University. A 3-credit course at the University of Ottawa is equivalent to a 0.5-credit course at Carleton University.
BIO5101 (BIOL 5001) TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (3cr.)
A course concerned with the utilization of biological substances and activities of cells, genes and enzymes in manufacturing, agricultural and service industries. A different topic will be selected each year. Prerequisite: A course in cell physiology or biochemistry, or permission of instructor.
BIO5102 (BIOL 5605) ADVANCED FIELD ECOLOGY (3cr.)
Field experience in a new environment (e.g. local, national, international) to learn about ecological processes (note – extra fees associated with course).
BIO5103 (BIOL 5003) ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY (3cr.)
Advanced topics in biochemistry: the chemical structure and function of biological macromolecules, biochemical thermodynamics, metabolism, photosynthesis, lipids and membranes.
BIO5104 ADVANCES IN APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY (3cr.)
Contemporary methods of recombinant DNA technology proteins and protein characterization, including advanced techniques in proteomics.
BIO5105 (BIOL 5801) ADVANCED NEUROETHOLOGY (3cr.)
A comparative and evolutionary approach to studying neural mechanisms underlying animal behaviour, including genetic, neural and hormonal influences on behaviour.
BIO5106 (BIOL 5506) BIOINFORMATICS (3cr.)
Major concepts and methods of bioinformatics. Topics may include, but are not limited to genetics, statistics and probability theory, alignments, phylogenetics, genomics, data mining, protein structure, cell simulation and computing.
BIO5111 BIOPHYSICAL TECHNIQUES (3cr.)
Theory and application of current biochemical/biophysical instrumentation and techniques including X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry, infrared, circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy, isothermal titration and differential scanning calorimetry.
BIO5121 ADVANCES IN PROTEIN ENGINEERING (3cr.)
Theory, development and current techniques of protein and enzyme engineering. Topics to be discussed may also include applications in biotechnology, nanotechnology and new frontiers in basic and applied research.
BIO5302 (BIOL 5105) METHODS IN MOLECULAR GENETICS (3cr.)
Theory and associated applications of emerging methods in molecular genetics, including information gathered from large-scale genome-wide analysis and protein-protein interaction data, and how this information can advance understanding of cell biology.
BIO5303 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE IN PRACTICE (3cr.)
Cross-cutting skills and issues in common to all biological disciplines. Key perspectives on philosophy of science, practical approaches to scientific publication and peer-review, data analysis and presentation, scientific inference, and technical writing will be provided through discipline-specific examples and associated practical work.
BIO5305 (BIOL 5407) BIOSTATISTICS I (3cr.)
Application of statistical analyses to biological data. Topics include ANOVA, regression, GLMs, and may include loglinear models, logistic regression, general additive models, mixed models, bootstrap and permutation tests.
BIO5306 (BIOL 5409) MODELLING FOR BIOLOGISTS (3cr.)
Use and limitations of mathematical and simulation modelling approaches for the study of biological phenomena.
BIO5308 (BIOL 5106) LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR GENETICS (3cr.)
Laboratory course designed to give students practical experience in recent important techniques in molecular genetics.
BIO5310 ADVANCED EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Advances in micro-and macroevolution including the mechanisms both driving and constraining evolutionary change, phylogenetic relationships, patterns of evolutionary change at the molecular or phenotypic level, and evolutionary theory and techniques as applied to these areas.
BIO5311 ADVANCED EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY (3cr.)
The ecological causes and consequences of evolutionary change, focussing on how the ecological interactions among organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments shape the evolution of phenotypic and species diversity.
BIO5312 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMATICS (3cr.)
Biological systematics with reference to morphological and molecular character evolution and phylogeny reconstruction.
BIO5314 ADVANCES IN AQUATIC SCIENCES (3cr.)
Advanced theoretical and applied aquatic sciences including current topics in limnology and oceanography (e.g. impacts of climate change, invasive species, and atmospheric pollution) with implications for lake, river, coastal and wetland management.
BIO5318 BIOSTATISTICS II (3cr.)
Application of multivariate methods to biological data, including methods such as discriminant functions analysis, cluster analysis, MANOVA, principal components analysis.
BIO5320 ADVANCES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Interdisciplinary exploration of the science of scarcity and diversity in a human dominated world.
BIO5321 EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (3cr.)
Genetic mechanisms and processes responsible for variation and evolutionary change in natural populations. Topics may include population and quantitative genetics as applied to protein and genome evolution, molecular phylogenies, DNA sequences in population biology, and the evolution of multigene families.
BIO5900 SÉMINAIRE DE MAÎTRISE / MSc SEMINAR (1cr.)
Obligatoire à la maîtrise. L'obtention de crédit est fondée sur la présentation d'un séminaire jugé satisfaisant par le personnel et sur la participation à l'ensemble du cours. / Compulsory for all MSc students. For credit, each student must present one seminar judged to be satisfactory by the staff and must participate in the course as a whole.
BIO6103 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE (3cr.)
An in-depth study of current topics in neuroscience. Course content varies yearly and has recently included cognitive neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neurodegeneration, and behavioural medicine. (Also listed as PSYC 6300).
BIO6303 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN NEUROSCIENCE (3cr.)
A seminar focusing on the active research areas and interests of faculty, guest lecturers and graduate students, and on trends in diverse areas of neuroscience. (Also listed as PSYC 6200).
BIO6304 TECHNIQUES IN NEUROSCIENCE (3cr.)
Completion of a research project carried out under the supervision of a neuroscience faculty member. The student will learn a new neuroscience technique and apply it to a research objective. May be repeated for different projects. (Also listed as PSYC 6204).
BIO6305 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN NEUROSCIENCE (3cr.)
A comprehensive pro-seminar series, covering issues ranging from cellular and molecular processes through to neural systems and behaviours as well as psychopathology. (Also listed as PSYC 6202). Precludes additional credit for BIOL 6303.
BIO8102 (BIOL 5502) SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses.
BIO8104 SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY III (3cr.)
Lectures and/or seminars dealing with current advances in a selected area or branch of biology, not covered by other graduate courses.
BIO8105 ADVANCES IN APPLIED ECOLOGY (3cr.)
The application of ecological and evolutionary principles in addressing resource management challenges and environmental problems.
BIO8108 (BIOL 6505) ADVANCED TOPICS IN DEVELOPMENT (3cr.)
Recent advances in developmental biology. Topics may include embryonic induction, regulation of morphogenesis and differentiation, mechanisms of regional specification and pattern formation, and developmental genetics. Offered in alternate years.
BIO8109 (BIOL 6001) ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3cr.)
In-depth coverage of the structure, function, and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins.
BIO8116 (BIOL 6002) ADVANCES IN PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Use of molecular genetics in general plant biology and the contribution of plant genomics to our understanding of plant metabolism, plant development, and plant interactions with the environment at the molecular, genome, and cellular levels.
BIO8117 (BIOL 6201) ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY I (3cr.)
Recent advances in cell biology, including such topics as membranes, signaling, the cytoskeleton and control of the cell cycle.
BIO8118 (BIOL 6202) ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY II (3cr.)
Topics for discussion may include the following: the structure, composition and three-dimensional organization of the nucleus, mechanisms and regulation of genome replication, structural organization of transcription. Nuclear reorganization during gamete development, fertilization, viral infection and the miotic cell cycle. Normally offered in alternate years.
BIO8120 DIRECTED STUDIES IN BIOLOGY (3cr.)
One-on-one instruction in selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses. Students may not take this course from their thesis supervisor(s), and are limited to one directed studies course per program.
BIO8122 (BIOL 5307) ADVANCED INSECT BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Overview of the biological processes that allow insects to function in their environments and to overcome the constraints and limitations that the environment places on them.
BIO8162 (BIOL 5402) ADVANCED ENDOCRINOLOGY (3cr.)
Major topics in comparative endocrinology: understanding the structure, function and evolution of vertebrate endocrine systems, including endocrine disruption.
BIO8204 ECOLOGY SEMINAR (3cr.)
BIO8301 (BIOL 5201) EVOLUTIONARY BIOINFORMATICS (3cr.)
Fundamental concepts in molecular evolution and hands-on experience with computer analysis of DNA sequences. Topics may include molecular sequence databases, multiple alignments and phylogenetic trees.
BIO8302 (BIOL 5202) TOPICS IN EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS (3cr.)
A lecture/seminar course on the genetic mechanisms and forces responsible for variation and evolutionary change in natural populations. Topics to include protein and genome evolution, molecular phylogenies, DNA sequences in population biology, and the evolution of multigene families.
BIO8303 (BIOL 5203) ADVANCED MICROSCOPY (3cr.)
Development of the practical skills of microscopy through original research and supporting theory lectures.
BIO8306 (BIOL 5508) ADVANCED TOPICS IN ECOLOGY (3cr.)
Recent developments in population, community and/or ecosystem ecology.
BIO8320 (BIOL 6300) ADVANCED PLANT BIOLOGY (3cr.)
Recent developments in plant biology. Topics may include plant anatomy, systematics, evolution, genetics, ecology, ethnobotany, cell biology, and/or biotechnology.
BIO8361 (BIOL 6304) ADVANCED ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (3cr.)
Recent advances in animal physiology, emphasizing comparative, evolutionary and environmental approaches.
BIO8365 (BIOL 5802) ADVANCED BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY (3cr.)
Recent advances in behavioural ecology including topics such as the evolution of tactics and strategies of group living, foraging, anti-predation, resource use and defence, cooperation, reproduction, and parental care.
BIO8510 THÈMES CHOISIS EN BIOLOGIE (3cr.)
Aspects de sujets biologiques spécialisés qui ne sont pas couverts dans d’autres cours d’études supérieures.
BIO8520 ÉTUDES DIRIGÉES EN BIOLOGIE (3cr.)
Enseignement individualisé sur un sujet biologique spécialisé qui n’est pas couvert dans d’autres cours d’études supérieures. Il est interdit de suivre ce cours avec son directeur de thèse. Limite d’une seule étude dirigée par programme.
BIO8900 SÉMINAIRE DE DOCTORAT / PhD SEMINAR (2cr.)
Obligatoire au doctorat. L'obtention de crédit est fondée sur la présentation de deux séminaires jugés satisfaisants par le personnel et sur la participation à l'ensemble du cours. / Compulsory for all PhD students. For credit, each student must present two seminars judged to be satisfactory by the staff and must participate in the course as a whole.
BIO8910 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY / THÈMES CHOISIS EN BIOLOGIE (3cr.)
Aspects de sujets biologiques spécialisés qui ne sont pas couverts dans d’autres cours d’études supérieures. Prérequis : connaissance passive de l'anglais. / Selected aspects of specialized biological subjects not covered by other graduate courses. Prerequisite: Passive knowledge of French.
BIO8938 (BIOL 6404) INTERACTIONS ENTRE PLANTES ET ANIMAUX / PLANT ANIMAL INTERACTIONS (3cr.)
Les substances métaboliques secondaires des plantes et leur rôle en tant que phagorépresseurs ou phagostimulants pour les animaux et en tant qu'agents antifongiques ou allélopathiques. On discutera de la co-évolution des plantes et des organismes phytophages (insectes et mammifères) et des dimensions physiologique et écologique de cette relation / Secondary metabolites of plants and their role as attractants or antifeedants to animals and as allelopathic or antifungal agents. Emphasis will be placed on co-evolution of plants and phytophagous organisms such as insects and mammals, and the ecological and physiological dimensions of this relationship (alternate years.)
BIO9104 (BIOL 6403) ECOTOXICOLOGY (3cr.)
Advances in ecotoxicology with emphasis on the biological effects of contaminants. The potential for biotic perturbance resulting from chronic and acute exposure of ecosystems to selected toxicants will be covered along with the methods, pesticide, herbicide and pollutant residue analysis and the concept of bound residues. (Also listed as CHEM 5705 / CHM 9109/TOX9104.
Prerequisite: BIO9101/CHM8156 (BIOL6402/CHEM5708)
BIO9105 (BIOL 6405) SEMINAR IN TOXICOLOGY (3cr.)
Highlights current topics in toxicology. The student will present a seminar and submit a report on the seminar topic. Student, faculty and invited seminar speakers. (Also listed as CHM8167/TOX 9105/CHEM5805).
BIO9301 (BIOL 5306) PHOTOBIOLOGY
The interaction of light and living organisms. Topics include an introduction to photochemistry and the detailed study of such topics as photosynthesis, vision, photosensitivity and photoperiodism.
BIO9701 PHOTOBIOLOGIE (3cr.)
Interaction de la lumière et des organismes vivants. Étude des sujets suivants : introduction à la photochimie et étude détaillée de la photosynthèse, de la vision, de la photosensibilité et du photopériodisme.
BIO7999 (BIOL 5909) THÈSE DE MAÎTRISE / MSc THESIS
BIO9101 (BIOL 6402) PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY
Basic theorems of toxicology with examples of current research problems. The concepts of exposure, hazard and risk assessment will be defined and illustrated with experimental material from some of the more dynamic areas of modern research. (Also listed as CHEM 5708/CHEM8156/TOX8156).
BIO9998 Examen de synthèse / Comprehension Examination
BIO9999 (BIOL 6909) THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS
BNF5107 APPLIED BIOINFORMATICS (3cr.)
Computational knowledge discovery in and the dynamic nature of cellular networks. Includes, but is not limited to, knowledge representation, large scale data integration, data mining and computational systems biology.
TOX8157 CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY (3cr.)
Advanced course in chemical toxicology dealing with both chemical hazards and exposure. Overview of empirical data relating to the toxicity of various classes of chemicals for test organisms, followed by study of toxicity at the cellular level, including studies of interactions between toxic substances and enzymatic systems. Data applicable to the interpretation and monitoring of WHMIS health regulations. Initial events in enzyme induction and mutagenesis. Study of predictive capabilities in the areas of structure-activity relationships and mechanisms of enzyme induction, followed by assessment of mechanisms of exposure to toxic chemicals.
TOX9106 (BIOL 6406) GENETIC TOXICOLOGY (3cr.)
Topics in mutagenesis and DNA repair, including spontaneous and induced mutagenesis, genetic toxicology testing, the genetics and biochemistry of replication, DNA repair and recombination, and the role of mutagens in the development of genetic disease and cancer.