This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2017 to April 2018.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2017-2018, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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BINF 200.3 — 1/2(3L-1.5P)
Introduction to Bioinformatics

An introduction to resources and basic techniques for the analysis of protein and DNA data. Students will become familiar with online DNA and protein structure databases, and with the computational methods available for analyzing data in them and with the application of databases and search tools to biological problems.

Prerequisite(s): CMPT 111 or CMPT 141, BMSC 200.


BINF 210.3 — 1/2(3L-2T)
Introduction to Bioinformatics Applications

Provides an introduction to Bioinformatics, and experience with select bioinformatics tools and databases currently utilized in the life sciences. Focus is on analysis, storage, and manipulation of genomic and proteomic information. Topics include major databases, common sequence formats, protein and nucleotide sequence alignment, BLAST, genome annotation, microarrays, gene expression, primer design, high-throughput data analysis.

Prerequisite(s): BMSC 200.3 or equivalent.
Note: Students with credit for BINF 200 cannot get credit for BINF 210. Students cannot take BINF 200 and BINF 210 concurrently.


BINF 298.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BINF 299.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BINF 300.3 — 1/2(3L)
Algorithms in Bioinformatics

The principles underlying computational techniques for investigating protein and nucleic acid structure, genome mapping and sequence assembly, sequence analysis, gene expression analysis, gene prediction and genome arrangement.

Prerequisite(s): CMPT 280.3; BINF 200.3; and one of BIOC 300.3 or BIOL 226.3 or MCIM 326.3.


BINF 398.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BINF 399.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BINF 400.3 — 1&2(4P-1S)
Advanced Techniques in Bioinformatics

Senior students will be introduced to research in an advanced area of bioinformatics through completion of a research project under the supervision of a faculty member proficient in the area. They also will be required to attend research seminars as directed by the course coordinator.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Director. Preference will be given to Honours students in the program.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): BINF 300


BINF 498.3 — 1/2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BINF 499.6 — 1&2(3S)
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.