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ISCI 490 Student Directed Seminars
Self-directed, collaborative studies, in a group-learning environment, initiated and coordinated by senior undergraduate students with the supervision of a faculty advisor. Course structure, enrolment and delivery methods will comply with the Handbook for Student Directed Seminars.
Pre-reqs: (Third-year standing in the Faculty of Science.)
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|Blocked||ISCI 490 201||Seminar||2||Tue Thu||16:00||17:30|
Although we know what we eat plays an important role in insulin resistance, research also suggests when we eat is just as important. This is the basic premise of intermittent fasting (IF), and there is a growing body of scientific evidence of its therapeutic potential. However, IF is often dismissed as a mere fad, and there are currently no courses at UBC that examine this exciting area of research.
This course will explore intermittent fastings rationale in improving insulin sensitivity and its therapeutic role in various health conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and more. The course is designed for upper-level students with an interest in nutrition, physiology, and medicine. To apply, please send a statement of interest and academic background to firstname.lastname@example.org. **Disclaimer: this course is not designed to promote/give any specific medical advice.
|Blocked||ISCI 490 202||Seminar||2||Tue||14:00||17:00|
Since the enforcement of widespread emergency response measures to control its outbreak in Spring 2020, COVID-19 has had an undeniably massive impact on society, and thus is an extremely, topical focus of study. The main goal of this course is to educate students on the systematic impact of scientific literature and its importance for making informed decisions within the context of COVID-19.
This course will be an outlet for students to practice science communication with weekly presentations, explore the scientific basis behind infamous COVID-19 phenomena along with the mastery of these concepts, which are becoming a favoured commodity in various aspects of science and medical careers such as academic research, coursework, future job and graduate school interviews and/or current occupational work.
A statement of interest is required, please send an email to email@example.com to register in the course