MEDI courses

All formal training will normally be given at the graduate level, according to the guidelines published in the University of British Columbia Calendar. The courses outlined below are offered by the Experimental Medicine Program. Normally, all students are required to take 12.0 credits of coursework, which would include MEDI 501, MEDI 502, and 6.0 credits of additional courses. At least 3.0 credits of these additional courses must be taken at the 500 level. Students are permitted to take a maximum of 3.0 credits at the undergraduate level in courses numbered 300 to 499. In some cases students entering the program with a Master’s degree or transferring from another program may be excused from the coursework requirement if such an exemption is approved by the Program Director and the Research Supervisor. A statistics course (e.g. BIOL 300) is recommended for all students whose previous background in this area is not adequate.

MEDI 501 (3.0 credits) Molecular and Cellular Biology of Experimental Medicine. Cell and molecular function in normal tissues and in specific disease processes, including genetic, viral, bacterial, immune and physiological disorders. This course is held in the Fall term (Sept.-Dec.) at the Eye Care Centre. See 2017 MEDI 501 Schedule

MEDI 502 (3.0 credits) Experimental Medicine Methodology. Laboratory experience with experimental models of human disease; critical review of the relevance. Course includes laboratory rotations, oral presentations and written reviews. This course is held in the Winter (Jan.-Apr.) term at VGH, with host labs at various locations. Course coordinator will contact registered students by email in December. See 2017 schedule

MEDI 510 (3.0 credits) Nephrology. Mechanisms of regulation of acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte content, excretion of proteins and organic substances in kidney disease; abnormal renal mechanisms in hypertension.This course is currently not offered.

MEDI 530 (3.0 credits) Gastroenterology. A review of current topics in gastroentereology at an advanced level suitable for graduate students majoring in Experimental Medicine, Physiology, Medicine or related fields. Topics will include gastrointestinal anatomy and abnormal physiology of gastrointestinal function. Physiological abnormalities caused by pathological changes will be examined in detail. This course may be held in the Winter (Jan.-Apr.) term at VGH. Interested students should send an email to the Experimental Medicine Program at medi.exptlmed@ubc.ca to indicate that they are interested in taking the course. The course will be held if there is a minimum of 6 participants.  2017W MEDI 530 – course description

MEDI 535 (3.0 credits) Research Seminar. Reviews of research in selected areas of Experimental Medicine pertaining to skin health and disease, which may include presentation of student’s own research results.Students from outside the Program require permission from the Experimental Medicine Office. Please contact Dr. Jan Dutz for information regarding the schedule. This course is held in conjunction with the Dermatology Journal Club. It meets on Fridays, 7:30 am, at the Skin Care Centre, VGH. This course is no longer running.

MEDI 540 (3.0 credits) Advances in Neurology. A review of current topics in neurology at an advanced level suitable for graduate students majoring in Experimental Medicine, Physiology, Medicine or related fields. Topics will include pathogenesis and immunological mechanisms in acute and chronic virus infections of the central nervous system; immunologically induced non-infectious neurological disease. Physiological abnormalities cause by pathological changes will be examined in detail. This course is currently not offered.

MEDI 548 (2-6 credits, 1 or 2 terms) Directed Studies in Experimental Medicine. A course designed to permit students to undertake an investigation of a topic to be agreed upon by the Research Supervisor, a Course Coordinator and the student. All students must have the approval of the Director of the Experimental Medicine Program before registering for this course. To request registration, please download and complete the MEDI548-RequestToRegister-2

MEDI 560 (3.0 credits) Pulmonary Pathophysiology (Same as PATH 518). A review of current topics in pulmonary pathophysiology at an advanced level suitable for graduate students majoring in Pathology, Medicine, Surgery or Anaesthesiology. Topics will include lung anatomy, ventilation, blood flow, gas exchange and fluid and solute exchange. Physiological abnormalities caused by pathological changes will be examined in detail. (See 2017 MEDI 560 PATH 518 Schedule). This course is offered in the Fall (Sept.-Dec.) term at the iCapture Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital.

MEDI 570 (3.0 credits) Cardiology. A review of current topics in cardiology at an advanced level suitable for graduate students majoring in Experimental Medicine, Physiology, Medicine or related fields. Topics will include pathogenesis, abnormal physiology and therapeutic approaches in heart disease including cardiac arrhythmia, heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension, atherosclerosis. Physiological abnormalities cause by pathological changes will be examined in detail. See Medi570_Course Overview-2018.

MEDI 580A (3.0 credits) Infectious Diseases. Translational research in infectious diseases. Seminars in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and public health implications of infectious diseases. This course is currently not offered.

MEDI 590 (3.0 credits) Molecular Medicine. Molecular regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Cytokines and signal transduction mechanisms in the growth and differentiation of germ line, haemopoietic and other eukaryotic cells; action of oncogene and tumour-suppressor gene products; molecular concepts derived from experimental model systems; molecular strategies of cytokine therapy. (MEDI-590 FALL 2017 COURSE SCHEDULE[2]). This course is offered in the Fall (Sept.-Dec.) term at the Diamond Health Care Centre.

MEDI 549 (18.0 credits) M.Sc. Thesis. Continuing registration required for all M.Sc. students.All students in the Masters program in Experimental Medicine must maintain registration in MEDI 549 for both the Winter and Summer sessions. The 18 credits are not counted until completion of the thesis, and when combined with the required 12 credits of course work will complete the 30 credits required for a Masters degree at UBC.

MEDI 649 Ph.D. Thesis. Continuing registration required for all Ph.D. students. All students in the Ph.D. program in Experimental Medicine must maintain registration in MEDI 649 for both the Winter and Summer Sessions.

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