Thinking about your plans for this summer?  Want to pick up a course or two?

Here’s what we’ve got planned* for this year’s spring/summer** session.

 

You can also select project, thesis, and special topics courses in the Spring/Summer Semesters.

If you don’t satisfy the course requisite, please contact the BHSc office at (905) 525-9140 ext. 26564 or 22815 or email bhsc@mcmaster.ca to request permission.

Registration will be available on Mosaic beginning mid March!

Information about dates and schedules is available on the Registrar’s website as of late February.

* Offerings are subject to change, and a course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment.

**Spring courses run from May 4 – June 19.  Summer courses run from June 22 – August 7.  Spring/Summer courses run from May 4 – August 7.   Spring/Summer 2020 Sessional dates

Spring Session (May-June)

This course will use an inquiry based format to introduce key concepts in biochemistry, molecular biology and biomedical sciences to understand illnesses such as infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, genetic diseases and cancer.
One term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 1I06 A/B

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Mo Th 9:00:00 AM 12:00:00 PM

HTHSCI 2E03 Course Outline

An inquiry based examination of the relationship between cell structure and function. Students will be required to apply key concepts of cell biology to facilitate their understanding of timely problems in biomedicine.
Tutorials (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 1I06 A/B or HTHSCI 2D06 A/B; or registration in Level II or above of the Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering Program or Electrical and Biomedical Engineering; or registration in Level III of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) Program (HESE stream)
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 2B03, ISCI 2A18 A/B

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Mo Th 1:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

Caitlin Mullarkey

HTHSCI 2K03 Course Outline

In this inquiry course, students will undertake an in-depth exploration of a specific health-related topic.
One term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 2D06 A/B or HTHSCI 2E03 and registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program; or registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specializations, or registration in Level IV of the Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences (IBEHS) program (HESE stream).

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Tu Fr 1:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

Padman Jayaratne/Hartley Jafine

HTHSCI 3E03 C01 Course Outline

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C02 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Tu Th 1:00:00 PM 4:00:00 PM

Ahmad Firas Khalid

HTHSCI 3E03 C02 Course Outline

Students will learn quantitative research design and how to evaluate the internal validity of published research to determine the effectiveness of an intervention, diagnostic test, screening program, prognostic or risk factor and systemic review.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 2G03

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location ONLINE

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Dianne Bryant

HTHSCI 3G03 Course Outline

(for this spring/summer offering, there are no on-campus components)

 

Students will work in small cross-disciplinary groups on selected topics presented at the McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series . Students will acquire a broad overview of various clinical topics, patient needs and associated biomedical research. Students will translate the acquired knowledge to patients and public, and develop educational material.
Three hours; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV in the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program, or Level IV in the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specialization; or registration in Level IV of the Honours Integrated Science Program, Arts & Science; or registration in Level IV in any Honours program.

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Mo Th 1:00-4:00 PM

Kjetil Ask

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore issues related to professionalism, the uncertainty of new directions, success/failure, choices, expectations and career challenges.
Three hours; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV in any Honours program

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Mo We 6:00-9:00 PM

Parmjit Singh

HTHSCI 4XX3 Course Outline

Summer Session (June-August)

Spring/Summer Session (May-August)

An opportunity to explore a specialized area of biomedical sciences in preparation for Level IV Thesis in Biomedical Sciences.
One term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III of the BHSc (Honours) Biomedical Sciences Specialization.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

A research project exploring a specialized area of biomedical sciences under the supervision of a faculty member.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Biomedical Sciences Specialization or permission of BHSc (Honours) Program.
Antirequisite(s): BIOCHEM 3R06 A/B

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

An opportunity to explore one or more specialized areas of Health Sciences in preparation for Level IV Senior Project/Thesis.
One term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III B.H.Sc. (Honours) program or registration in Level III of the B.H. Sc. (Honours) Specializations.
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 3H06 A/B

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

An opportunity to explore one or more specialized areas of Health Sciences in preparation for Level IV Senior Project/Thesis.
One term or two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III B.H.Sc. (Honours) program or registration in Level III of the B.H. Sc. (Honours) Specializations and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) program.
Antirequisite(s): HTHSCI 3H03 A/B

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

An introduction to humoral and cellular immunity. The molecular and cellular basis of immunity, and an introduction to immunological techniques.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): One of BIOLOGY 1A03, HTHSCI 1I06, or ISCI 1A24 A/B, and registration in Level II or above

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location ONLINE

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Online – Joshua Koenig

(for this spring/summer offering, there are no on-campus components)

HTHSCI 3I03 Outline

This course will explore ideas of work, career/life design and personal purpose. Students will undertake self-assessment activities, group projects and personal reflection with a view to integrating a critical appreciation of course content into their personal decision making.
Three hours; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL CR

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

We 1:00-4:00 PM

Laurie Barlow

(for this spring/summer offering, there are no on-campus components)

HTHSCI 3I03 Outline

A thesis-based research project conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4A09 A/B, including agreement of the supervisor, must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in B.H.Sc. (Honours) program and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 4F06 A/B, 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4B06 A/B, 4A12 A/B, 4A15 A/B, MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B, PHARMAC 4F09, PSYCH 4E09
Not open to students with credit or registration in BIOCHEM 4P03.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Thesis course hub

A thesis-based research project conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. Arrangements to register in HTH SCI 4A12, including agreement of the supervisor, must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in B.H.Sc. (Honours) program and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honour) Program
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 4F06 A/B, 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4B06 A/B S, 4A09 A/B, 4A15 A/B, MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B, PHARMAC 4F09, PSYCH 4E09
Not open to students with credit or registration in BIOCHEM 4P03.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Thesis course hub

A thesis-based research project conducted under the direction and supervision of a member of the Faculty. Arrangements to register in HTH SCI 4A15, including agreement of supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 4F06 A/B, 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4B06 A/B, 4A09 A/B, 4A12 A/B, MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B, PHARMAC 4F09, PSYCH 4D06, 4D09, 4E09
Not open to students with a credit or registration in BIOCHEM 4P03.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Thesis course hub

A selection of information-based research projects conducted under the supervision of one or more members of the Faculty. Arrangements to register in HTHSCI 4B06 A/B including agreement of supervisor must be made before the end of March in Level III.
Two terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in B.H.Sc. (Honours) program and permission of B.H.Sc. (Honours) Program
Antirequisite(s): BIOLOGY 4F06 A/B, 4C12 A/B, HTHSCI 4A09 A/B, HTHSCI 4A12 A/B , HTHSCI 4A15 A/B, MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B, PHARMAC 4F09, PSYCH 4D06, 4D09, 4E09
Not open to students with credit or registration in BIOCHEM 4P03.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Thesis course hub

This course provides an opportunity for individual or small groups to integrate concepts from their undergraduate courses.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Assistant Dean, B.H.Sc. (Honours) program
HTH SCI 4D03 may be repeated, if on a different topic, to a total of six units.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

This course will include one or more placements in an interdisciplinary health and wellness environment. In conjunction with these placements, students will be required to engage with the literature, community, and peers to understand and apply principles of interdisciplinary collaboration to current challenges in health and wellness. Students must arrange their clinical placement.
Sessions arranged individually or in small groups.
One term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or above of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) program, or Level III or above of the B.H.Sc. (Honours) Specializations, and permission of the instructor

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

This course provides an opportunity for individual or small groups to integrate concepts from their undergraduate courses.
Sessions arranged individually or in small groups; one term
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Assistant Dean, B.H.Sc. (Honours) program
HTHSCI 4W03 may be repeated, if on a different topic, to a total of six units.

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location VIRTUAL

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Project course

Online

Students will learn quantitative research design and how to evaluate the internal validity of published research to determine the effectiveness of an intervention, diagnostic test, screening program, prognostic or risk factor and systemic review.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): HTHSCI 2G03

 

Term 2205 Session 7W1 Section C01 Location ONLINE

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-06-19

Dianne Bryant

HTHSCI 3G03 Course Outline

(for this spring/summer offering, there are no on-campus components)

 

An introduction to humoral and cellular immunity. The molecular and cellular basis of immunity, and an introduction to immunological techniques.
Two lectures, one tutorial; one term
Prerequisite(s): One of BIOLOGY 1A03, HTHSCI 1I06, or ISCI 1A24 A/B, and registration in Level II or above

 

Term 2205 Session 1 Section C01 Location ONLINE

Start date 20-05-04 End date 20-08-07

Joshua Koenig

(for this spring/summer offering, there are no on-campus components)

HTHSCI 3I03 Outline