Biomedical Science is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the fundamentals of human structure and function, as well as those of other animals. The first two years provide a background in human anatomy and psychology, in addition to more in-depth knowledge in basic sciences like biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics. At the end of second year, in addition to courses in biology and biochemistry, students may choose from an array of optional courses and obtain a minor in one of many programs offered, OR they can choose an option within the biomedical sciences (Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Bioanalytical Science, Medicinal Chemistry or Biostatistics).  On graduation, they will be ready for more advanced research training or for admission to a professional program in human health.  

Students in the Biomedical Sciences program are also eligible to participate in the Co-Operative Education Programs.

Admission to this program is competitive and higher averages are required.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2016-2017 calendars for the previous requirements.

ANP 1105Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 Units
ANP 1106Human Anatomy and Physiology II3 Units
BIO 1130Introduction to Organismal Biology3 Units
BIO 1140Introduction to Cell Biology3 Units
CHM 1311Principles of Chemistry3 Units
CHM 1321Organic Chemistry I3 Units
MAT 1330Calculus for the Life Sciences I3 Units
MAT 1332Calculus for the Life Sciences II3 Units
MAT 1341Introduction to Linear Algebra3 Units
PHY 1321Principles of Physics I3 Units
PSY 1101Introduction to Psychology: Foundations3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
Lifespan Psychology
3 optional course units in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level, excluding ENG 1112 and ENG 11313 Units
BCH 2333Introduction to Biochemistry3 Units
BIO 2133Genetics3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
MAT 2371Introduction to Probability3 Units
MAT 2379Introduction to Biostatistics3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
BCH 3120General Intermediary Metabolism3 Units
BIO 3170Molecular Biology3 Units
MAT 3375Regression Analysis3 Units
MAT 3377Sampling and Surveys3 Units
MAT 3378Analysis of Experimental Designs3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Laboratory
One option from the following:9 Units
Option 1: Honours Project
Research Project - Biomedical Science
Option 2: Honours Project Substitution
Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
and 6 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses
BIM 4920Seminar I Evaluating Science1.5 Units
BIM 4921Seminar II Developing and Communicating Science1.5 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Applied Biostatistics
Modern Computational Statistics
12 optional course units from the list of optional courses12 Units
3 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level offered by the Faculty of Science3 Units
15 elective course units15 Units
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

BIM 4316Modern Bioanalytical Chemistry3 Units
BIO 3102Molecular Evolution3 Units
BIO 3360Computational Tools for Biological Sciences3 Units
BPS 3101Genomics3 Units
BPS 4104Bioinformatics Laboratory3 Units
BPS 4127Advanced Techniques in Biosciences3 Units
CHM 2354Analytical Chemistry3 Units
MAT 4375Multivariate Statistical Methods3 Units
MAT 4377Topics in Applied Probability3 Units
MAT 4378Categorical Data Analysis in Biostatistics3 Units