RADTH 205 Patient Care Principles and Practices
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-1). Introduces the cancer disease trajectory and examines the principles of: palliative care psychosocial issues and factors affecting oncology patients; patient education; person centered care; and toxicity assessment. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.
ONCOL 233 Concepts and Applications in Medical Physics
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-1). Introduction into fundamental medical physics concepts including theory of atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, and electromagnetic and particulate radiation. Topics to be covered include production of medically useful radiation, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation dose, and an introduction to physics concepts used in a radiation oncology environment. Prerequisites: PHYS 124, 126, and MATH 113 or 114, or permission of the department.
ONCOL 234 Therapeutic and Imaging Equipment in Radiation Therapy
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-1). Builds on the concepts covered in ONCOL 233, with a shifting emphasis towards how radiation is produced, shaped, and measured in the clinical environment. Specific topics include x-ray tubes and flatpanel detectors, CT scanners, brachytherapy afterloaders, linear accelerators, multileaf collimators, and various measurement devices including ion chambers and diodes. Prerequisite: ONCOL 233.
ONCOL 243 Radiation Protection and Safety
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-1). Introduction of the fundamental concepts in radiation protection and safety for the patient, self, and general public. Topics include: general principles and practices of working with radiation in a healthcare environment, differences in protection required for different types of radiation, basic radiation shielding considerations and facility design, monitoring and measurement of radiation for protection purposes, and relevant regulatory agencies and associated standards. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
ONCOL 253 Cancer Biology
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). An introduction to the biology of cancer highlighting features that distinguish normal cells from cancer cells. Specific topics include the genetic basis of cancer, control of cell proliferation, invasion and metastasis, mechanism of action of cancer drugs and the development of resistance. Prerequisite: CELL 201. ONCOL 254 Clinical Oncology I Œ3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). Basic concepts in clinical oncology including epidemiology, cancer screening, cancer staging and pathology, molecular diagnostics, all modalities of treating primary, metastatic and resistant cancers. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
ONCOL 254 Principles of Oncology
*3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). A survey course outlining the basic concepts in clinical oncology including epidemiology, cancer screening, cancer staging and pathology, molecular diagnostics, all modalities of treating primary, metastatic and resistant cancers. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
PHYSL 210 Human Physiology
*6 (fi 12) (two term, 3-0-0). Introductory course in human physiology. Prerequisites: BIOL 107; plus 6 credits in University level Chemistry. Credit may be obtained in only one of PHYSL 210, or 212 and 214. See PHYSL 212.
CELL 201 Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology
*3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-0). An introductory Cell Biology course suitable for students interested in pursuing Cell Biology specialization/honors. This course focuses on the molecular aspects of modern cell biology. Topics covered include the nucleus and gene expression; membrane structure and function; signal transduction; organelle biogenesis; cytoskeleton and cell motility; cell adhesion; the cell cycle; cancer; differentiation and stem cell technology. Reference will be made to key investigations and new technologies that have defined modern cell biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 164 or 261 or SCI 100. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in BIOL 201, in addition, not available to students currently enrolled in BIOL 201.
ANAT 200 Human Morphology
*3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0). An introductory survey course in general human anatomy. The course covers the gross and microscopic anatomy of the tissues, organs and organ systems of the body, with emphasis on the relationships, interactions and functions of major structures.