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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a bridge between basic science and clinical medicine. The investigation of molecular mechanisms of disease is an important priority of the department. The department is concerned with the chemical changes that may be associated with cell and tissue injury and with the etiology, pathogenesis and behaviour of disease.
The curriculum of courses and the research projects provide the student with an introduction to carry out the broad based multidisciplinary research used by experimental clinical biochemists, medical microbiologists and pathologists to study mechanisms of disease and metabolic and functional homeostasis.
Research is carried out in several areas including cancer; bone and connective tissue disease; vascular cell developmental and molecular biology; cardiac ischemia; immune and inflammatory disorders; transplantation; atherosclerosis; hypertension; neurobiology; endocrinology; biochemistry of membrane lipids; molecular epidemiology of microbial disease transmission; antibiotic resistance and molecular pathogenesis of infectious disease.
Undergraduate Secretary: Dr. D.M. Templeton, Banting Institute, 100 College Street, Rm. 521 (978-3927)
Coordinators of Undergraduate Studies:
LMP301H : Dr.R.W.Moore (480-4299)
LMP404Y : Dr. D.M. Templeton (978-3927)
LMP405Y : Dr. R.Vieth (586-5920) or Dr. H. Yeger (813-5958)
PCL363H : Dr. D.S.R. Sarma (978-5010)
: Dr. M.G. Johnston (480-5706)
For Distribution Requirement purposes, all LMP courses are classified as SCIENCE courses.
LMP299Y (formerly CLB299Y)
Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See Research Opportunity Program for details.
LMP301H (formerly CLB301H)
This course introduces the concepts and mechanisms of disease processes as
they arise from disturbances of normal biochemical and physiological functions.
The rational use of the clinical biochemistry laboratory service in the
diagnosis and management of disease is explained.
LMP404Y (formerly CLB 404Y)
Cellular and molecular aspects of biochemistry from elements and simple
molecules to integrative processes of signal transduction, cell cycle control,
and loss of control in cancer are presented. The emphasis is on understanding
the impact that advances in these areas are having on our appreciation of the
mechanisms of disease.
LMP405Y (formerly CLB405Y)
A self-contained research project to be completed under the supervision of a
faculty member. The main areas of research are: Bone and Connective Tissue
Research; Cancer Development and Prevention; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Disorders; Endocrine Disorders; Immune and Inflammatory Disorders; Liver
Disease and Neurobiology. The student is expected to devote at least one full
day per week to the project. Admission by arrangement with the Department and
with a particular supervisor.
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