XII. Course Descriptions

External Courses

All courses labeled XSEN*XXXX are Seneca College Courses. The corresponding Seneca Course numbers are provided. Detailed course profiles can be accessed through the Seneca College home page at http://www.senecac.on.ca/. All XSEN*XXXX courses are limited to students in the B.Sc.(Tech.) program.

XSEN*2010 Effective Business and Technical Writing F (3-0) [0.50]
This subject introduces the study of technical writing, including specified formats such as memoranda, letters, proposals, and informal reports. The course applies and develops the skills of technical writing in a series of writing assignments placing emphasis on brevity, clarity, conciseness, unity and coherence - all essential to good technical communication. Basic research skills and effective oral communications are also covered. This course is offered at Guelph.
External Course Code(s): Seneca #SES-391
XSEN*2020 Management Studies: EQ and the New Workplace W (3-0) [0.50]
The major competitive advantage in today's new workplace is people. While the traditional set of technical and managerial skills is still essential, more critical are relationship skills and leadership skills. This course positions the key relationship skills essential to personal and organizational excellence and the real leaders initiate and facilitate the many challenges that require emotional resiliency. This course is taught at Seneca College.
External Course Code(s): Seneca # EQQ-501
XSEN*3020 Pharmaceutical Analysis F (2-4) [0.50]
The aim of this course is to simulate the pharmaceutical quality control laboratory. Students are introduced to pharmaceutical terms, definitions and forms, drug legislations, and regulatory agencies (FDA, TPP). Strong emphasis is placed on the navigation and interpretation of pharmacopeial compendia (USP, BP, EP). Practical aspects include physical, wet chemical and instrumental analyses of drug substances, in-process materials and finish products using official pharmacopeial methodologies. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2400, BIOC*2580
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PHA-333
XSEN*3030 Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology W (3-3) [0.50]
This subject is an introduction to the general aspects of pharmacology and toxicology. The lecture topics will cover the pharmacological activity of drugs on the autonomic nervous system, central nervous system and the cardiovascular system. The laboratory practicals will focus on testing, drug screening, and clinical trial methodology. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2400, BIOC*2580
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PHT-533
XSEN*3040 Occupational Health and Chemistry W (2-3) [0.50]
A general coverage of general aspects of industrial hygiene. Specific topics include Canadian legislation with respect to Occupational Safety, modes of evaluation of chemical exposure, occupational toxicology, and instrumentation associated with the evaluation of the occupational environment. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2700
External Course Code(s): Seneca #OCC-433
XSEN*3060 Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced W (2-3) [0.50]
This course reinforces the concept of how the pharmaceutical laboratory works by focusing on method validation requirements within the pharmaceutical industry. It introduces students to the regulatory (ICH, FDA) requirements and guidelines for systems validation, including TPP-acceptable methods and GMP regulations. Validation methods that are taught include Related Substances, Assay, Dissolution and Cleaning. Critical validation parameters (e.g., linearity, specificity, limit of quantitation, etc.) are focused on as well as validation protocols including establishing specifications and dealing with exceptions or out-of-specification (OOS) results. Process validation characteristics (i.e., Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ), Operation Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualification(PQ) or System Suitability) are also emphasized as well as "Best Practices" such as Process Capabilities and Annual Product Review. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): XSEN*3020
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PHA-533
XSEN*3100 Analog and Digital Communications F,W (3-2) [0.50]
Students are provided with a good background in the fundamentals of analog communication techniques including modulation schemes (e.g. AM and FM) and associated circuitry. The course also introduces the concepts of digital communications, covering such topics as sampling, PCM, digital multiplexing, and digital modulation. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS*2040
External Course Code(s): Seneca #ADC-455
XSEN*3120 Microprocessors I F,W (3-2) [0.50]
This introductory microcontroller subject deals with both the hardware and software of 8-bit devices. The primary example used is the Motorola MC68HC11. The subject examines two major areas: introductory computer/microcontroller concepts, and assembler language programming. A substantial amount of time is devoted to practical laboratory work. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CIS*2500, PHYS*2040
External Course Code(s): Seneca #MCO-455
XSEN*3130 Object Oriented Programming Using C++ F,W (2-2) [0.50]
The course uses the C++ programming language as a tool to implement Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts. The OOP concepts such as Classes, Member and Friend Functions, Constructor and Destructor Functions, Operator Overloading, Inheritance, Composition, Virtual Functions and Polymorphism, Stream I/O, Templates and Exception Handling are covered, as well as the OOP methods. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CIS*2500
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PRG 355
XSEN*3140 Operating Systems F,W (2-2) [0.50]
This subject explores the system concepts, command languages and application of several operating system platforms such as UNIX. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CIS*1500, (CIS*2030 recommended)
External Course Code(s): Seneca #DPR-355
XSEN*4010 Pharmaceutical Calculations W (3-0) [0.50]
This subject deals with computations relevant to pharmaceutical topics. Included are the representation of scientific and technical data, chemical kinetics and drug stability, osmo-lality and tonicity, pH and solubility, viscosity, phase rule and numerous pharmaceutical calculations (e.g. manufacturing formulas, dosage formulations, radiochemistry, concentration, alligation, HLB, etc.). This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*2400, BIOC*3570
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PHC-533
XSEN*4020 Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry F (1-3) [0.50]
The determination of the structure of organic compounds using spectroscopic methods such as N.M.R. and mass spectroscopy are discussed. Correlation of structure and reactivity (i.e. drug activity) of organic compounds is also explored. A multi-step synthesis of an anesthetic (lidocaine) and mass-spectrometric analysis of an unknown organic compound (or mixture) are examples of lab-projects. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*3750
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PAC-633
XSEN*4030 Pharmaceutical Product Formulations F (2-3) [0.50]
This subject deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of pharmaceutical product formulation with an emphasis on semi-solid and liquid formulations. The students prepare and test ointments, creams, lotions, and syrups in the laboratory. Formulation as it relates to overall product stability and efficacy is also covered in both theoretical and practical terms. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM*3750
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PPF-633
XSEN*4040 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing F (2-3) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to the important principles and methods related to the production of pharmaceuticals. Topics include methods of manufacture of important dosage forms, regulations governing various dosage forms, good manufacturing practice as defined by regulatory bodies and an overview of the manufacturing plant during the various stages of production with emphasis on GMP. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC*3570, CHEM*3750
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PYM-633
XSEN*4050 Biopharmaceuticals F (3-0) [0.50]
This subject introduces the student to the rapidly developing field of biotechnology and biopharmaceuticals. Techniques used in the development of biopharmaceuticals will be emphasized as well as large-scale production of biologicals manufactured by genetic engineering processes. This course is taught at Seneca College.
External Course Code(s): Seneca #BPH-633
XSEN*4100 Event Driven Programming and Visual Basic F,W (2-2) [0.50]
This course covers the essential programming concepts supported by the Visual Basic programming language, including: object-oriented programming, database management, activeX controls, file I/O, user-defined data types. Various objects (forms, modules and controls) provided by Visual Basic will be used. The course will introduce the fundamental concepts of the event-driven and visual programming. Visual Basic Professional Edition will be used as the integrated development environment. The interaction between Visual Basic and various DBMS software packages will be introduced. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): XSEN*3130
External Course Code(s): Seneca #PRG-455
XSEN*4120 Data Communications I F,W (4-2) [0.50]
This course has been designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the underlying principles of the rapidly expanding and changing discipline of Data Communications. The following topics in this subject are discussed: terminology, components, network design and configurations, transmission media including fibre optical design methods, protocols, topologies, architectures, private and public network strategies and LAN vendors. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): XSEN*3100
External Course Code(s): Seneca #DCM-555
XSEN*4130 Networking Essentials F,W (1-3) [0.50]
The major topics covered in this course include: networking overview and topologies, network cabling, network access methods and technologies, network architectures (OSI model) and standards, network protocols, network connectivity, local area network implementation and configuration, Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2K, and Linux. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): CIS*2500, XSEN*3140,(CIS*2030 recommended)
External Course Code(s): Seneca #NET-555
XSEN*4140 Technical and Personal Communications F,W (4-0) [0.50]
This course combines reading, writing, and basic research skills and applied them to technical materials and situations. Today, technical firms insist on strong communication skills in their employees, not just technical competence. Oral and written presentations of material, as well as project-related research, will be required elements of this course. This course is taught at Seneca College.
External Course Code(s): Seneca #TPC-455
XSEN*4160 Network Servers and Peripherals F,W (2-2) [0.50]
This course introduces the student to multi-OS network environments with emphasis on operating system configuration, troubleshooting, network administration and maintenance. Specific topics include Windows 2000/XP/2003 and Linux installation and/or configuration, server setup and interoperability in multi-OS network environments, backup systems, printer systems, network attached storage and network security. In conjunction with the microcomputer repair course MIR355 and operating system/networking knowledge from other courses in the program, this course also prepares students for SMB (small and medium business) network consulting. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): XSEN*4130
External Course Code(s): Seneca #NSP-655
XSEN*4180 Real-Time Embedded Microcontroller Applications F,W (3-3) [0.50]
This course will concentrate on the chip functionality of the MCHCS6812 series of microcontrollers. The intent of the course will be to understand and implement the following chip functions in real time applications: Enhanced Capture Timer, Output Compare, Input Capture, Pulse Width Modulation, Serial Communications, Analog to Digital Conversion, Digital to Analog Conversion. Projects will make use of a PC based Human Machine Interface (HMI) design programmed by the student in Visual Basic or Visual C++ that is used to serially (via the SCI) collect data from and control functions in the microcontroller. This course is taught at Seneca College.
Prerequisite(s): XSEN*3120
Equate(s): XSEN*4150
External Course Code(s): Seneca #MCO-556
XSEN*4190 Data Acquisition, Interfacing and Control F,W (3-2) [0.50]
This course introduces students to the practical aspects of using PC for real-time data acquisition and digital control. It develops the skills in programming the PC interfaces such as serial, USB, and Ethernet for Data Acquisition and Control (DA&C) for applications such as servo control, and provides the fundamentals of I/O techniques and PID (Proportional + Integral + Derivative) control. A lab environment which consists of servos, servo digital boards, units of interfacing ports, digital oscilloscopes, and PCs is set up for hands-on lab assignments and project. This course is taught at Seneca.
Prerequisite(s): CIS*2500, MATH*2170
Equate(s): XSEN*4110
External Course Code(s): Seneca # DAC554
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