BIOL 596 (Winter)

Advanced Experimental Design (1 credit)

(Not offered in 2017-2018)


Instructor(s):
J. Sakata
N4/8
(514) 398-2324
jon.sakata@mcgill.ca
Prerequisite(s):
BIOL 373 or equivalent and permission of instructor
Content:
This course is aimed at graduate students in the Department of Biology and at upper-level undergraduates planning for data collection. As the course title indicates, the focus is on experimental design as a key step in experimentation with, and observation of, biological systems. The course will be oriented to help the students with the specific challenges that they are facing (or will be facing) in their own research. It will consist of three blocks: (i) formal lectures, (ii) discussions of scientific papers and of model experiments, and (iii) students presentation of their own experiments including hypothesis, design and challenges.
       
Readings:
   
Selected readings from textbooks, journal articles
 
   
Evaluation:
   
Based on discussions, presentation and written reports  

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Last update: March 22, 2017