Registration

Registration deadline for the course is the same as any other UBC courses, typically the third week of classes in September. Since this is a full course, it starts only in the Fall Term. The Project Summary Form needs to be completed/submitted by the course registration add/drop deadline.

What is the expected time commitment for this course?
Students are expected to commit a minimum of one half day a week for the project but should be prepared to commit up to a full day.  The actual schedule is dependent on the nature of the project and would be arranged with your supervisor; it should fit within a regular work day/week.

Do I need permission to take the course?
BMLSc students do not require permission to take the course.  Other interested students should contact the Course Coordinator for permission.  Include the name/title/department of your proposed supervisor and a description of the proposed project.

How do I register?
Students can register themselves for the course through the Student Service Centre.

Can I take Path 438 for 2, 3 or 4 credits?
Currently only the 6 credit option is available.  This course is a research based course and therefore the amount of work required (more than the formal 78 hours required for a 6 credit course) warrants enrolling in 6 credits.

Can I take Path 438 in the summer?
No.  The course is not offered as a summer course as it requires that you participate with the main body of students registered in the course.  For summer student positions, you can certainly do a summer studentship in the same lab as the lab you will go into for Path 438, but you cannot use the data collected in the summer for your Path 438 report as you are not taking the course at that time.

Can I take the course in 3rd year?
No.  The course is restricted to students in year level 4 or higher.

Are there any registration or safety forms for me and/or my supervisor to complete prior to beginning the course?
There are no safety forms.  Students are covered under UBC’s student insurance.  Any laboratory specific safety training should be provided to you by the Supervisor (or his/her staff) according to the UBC and WBC policies.