Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Seminar PHYL 5517   Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Seminar
CREDIT HOURS: 3
A mandatory course that all graduate students must complete in order to graduate. Satisfactory performance in the course components is required throughout the degree programs in order for the student to be permitted to register for the course in their final year. The main objectives of the course are to assimilate and evaluate scientific information presented by others, as well as to develop a breadth of knowledge in areas of Physiology and Biophysics research that may be outside their own area of interest. There are four components to the course: 1. The Physiology and Biophysics Departmental Seminar Series. There are several seminars per year and attendance is mandatory for all graduate students. Students will meet informally with guest speakers as a group. Graduate students are also expected to attend relevant seminars in other Faculty of Medicine and University Departments. 2. Graduate Student Research Day of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. Students must present their work, either orally or in poster format at the Annual Graduate Student Research Day. 3. Graduate Student Research Day of the Faculty of Medicine. MSc students are required to present a poster at the annual Graduate Student Research Day of the Faculty of Medicine in their second year of study (and annually thereafter for as long as they are in the program). PhD students must participate in the Graduate Student Research Day of the Faculty of Medicine in their second year of study and yearly thereafter. If a student for valid reasons cannot meet the date of Graduate Student Research Day of the Faculty of Medicine, presentation of a poster at a national or international conference is considered as equivalent. 4. Students must present at least one Departmental Seminar over the course of their programs. Each student seminar is monitored by a faculty committee selected by the Graduate Education Committee to ensure that the students receive oral and written feedback on their presentation. DIRECTOR: X. Dong