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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Biology Graduate Courses
Biology Graduate Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered in the Master's program.

Biology 5010      Graduate Seminar
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description:

An overview of scientific writing, critical appraisal of research seminars, scientific reviews and group discussion as well as effective methods to prepare and present research proposals, short oral presentations and formal seminars. This required course must be taken in the first year of a student's program.


Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Biology 5111      Special Topics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics to be arranged in the form of readings, tutorials, and seminars to suit student area of specialization.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Biology 5131      Special Topics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Topics to be arranged in the form of readings, tutorials, and seminars to suit student area of specialization.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Biology 5151      Advances in Contemporary Ecology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An investigation of topics in contemporary ecology with an emphasis on large-scale patterns of abundance and distribution of organisms in nature. Topics covered will include the importance of scale in ecology, latitudinal patterns of species richness, range size theory, and the relationship between abundance and distribution. This course will consist of the compilation, analysis and interpretation of macroecological data.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Biology 5171      Biostatistics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 2321 or Mathematics 2331 and 2333 or permission of the instructor
Description: Students will learn the fundamental concepts of experimental design and analysis in traditional and contemporary biological inquiry. Data sets that highlight both field and laboratory realities will be analyzed and interpreted using both univariate and multivariate statistical techniques using the R Statistical Package.
Offering: 2-1; or 2-1
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Biology 5201      Advances in Parasitology
Credit Weight: 1
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2030, 3221, 4111, and Chemistry 3251, 3271 or permission of the instructor
Description: A lecture, reading and experimental course. Lectures and readings will cover all aspects of modern parasitological research including ultrastructure, physiology and genetics of animal parasite, immunological response to parasitic infection, host-specifity, problems in systematics of parasites, ecology, epidemiology and disease of parasites in man and wild animals. Laboratory experiments will familiarize students with modern techniques and illustrate the above principles of parasitology.
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Biology 5203      Advanced Topics in Fisheries Science
Credit Weight: 1
Description: A tutorial/seminar course on the biological basis of fisheries management examining relevance and application of recent advances in current ecological theory at the population and community level.
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Biology 5650      Advanced Issues in Biotechnology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Graduate students will critically evaluate published materials and lead discussions of current technical and ethical issues in biotechnology: plant biotechnology and genetically modified foods, mammalian cloning, reproductive technologies, gene therapies, drug development and approval processes, implications of cloning to biodiversity and lateral gene flow, bioremediation using cloned organisms. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and simplification of scientific information for general audience.
Offering: 1-0; 1-0
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Biology 5730      Advanced Limnology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A practical and seminar course on current topics in Limnology. Initial emphasis is on phytoplankton and zooplankton identification and ecology, and quantification of limnological data. Students then select a subject of interest in Limnology, present critiques of important papers on the subject and prepare a detailed literature search. The emphasis is on preparing the student to conduct practical investigations on lakes and rivers.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
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Biology 5770      Advanced Food Microbiology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 4770 or permission of the instructor
Description: An examination of current issues in food microbiology. Topics to be covered will include the microbial ecology of food, epidemiology and prevention of foodborne infections and intoxications and strategies for the production of safe food.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Biology 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
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