Description: Students will carry out original laboratory research under the guidance of a PHYSIOLOGY staff member. Students are responsible for locating their own Physiology supervisor. Review the list of potential physiology supervisors for students wishing to take PSL499H1F(S). The listing includes contact numbers and a brief description of the professor's area of research interest. The subject of each student's project is arrived at by mutual agreement between student and Physiology supervisor.
Acceptance into PSL499H1F(S) is based on an overall average within the B (73-76%) range and students must have at least B+ average in PSL300H, PSL301H, PSL372H1F and PSL374H1S.
Students with exceptional academic background but missing some of the requirements may be admitted with permission of the Course Coordinator. Students in the Biophysics program may substitute Physics practical courses for PSL372F / 374S. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please contact the Course Coordinator.
Students will not be able to request this course on ROSI. A ballot form must be completed and submitted to the Physiology Office for approval by the Course Director. Ballot forms are available in the Physiology Office, MSB 3368. After approval, the course will be entered on the student's course list by Physiology Office staff.
There will be an orientation meeting of this course in September for PSL499H1F and in January for PSL499H1S, at that time the Course Director will discuss expectations for the course, answer students' questions and distribute the marks breakdown schedule.
PSL499H1F(S) is not offered in the summer session.
Evaluation: This is a half-credit course offered in either the Fall or Spring term. Evaluation is based on a written report (20%), mid-term oral poster report (25%), a final written report (45%), and the supervisor's assessment of laboratory performance (10%).