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 2017-2018 calendars for the previous requirements.

Compulsory courses at the 1000 level
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
PHY 1322Principles of Physics II3 Units
PSY 1101Introduction to Psychology: Foundations3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 2000 level
BCH 2333Introduction to Biochemistry3 Units
BIO 2133Genetics3 Units
CHM 2120Organic Chemistry II3 Units
MAT 2379Introduction to Biostatistics3 Units
PHI 2396Bioethics3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 3000 level
BCH 3120General Intermediary Metabolism3 Units
BIO 3124General Microbiology3 Units
BIO 3153Cell Biology3 Units
BIO 3170Molecular Biology3 Units
BIO 3303Animal Physiology I3 Units
BIO 3305Cellular Physiology3 Units
BIO 3350Principles of Neurobiology3 Units
Compulsory courses at the 4000 level
BIO 4175Membrane Physiology3 Units
BIO 4351Neural Basis of Animal Behaviour3 Units
BIM 4920Seminar I Evaluating Science1.5 Units
BIM 4921Seminar II Developing and Communicating Science1.5 Units
PHA 4107Introductory Pharmacology - Drugs and Living Systems3 Units
Optional courses
3 optional 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
3 optional course units from:3 Units
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Laboratory
3 optional course units from:3 Units
The Psychology of Ageing
One option from the following:9 Units
Option 1: Honours Project
Research Project - Biomedical Science
Option 2: Honours Project Substitution
3 optional course units from:
Computational Tools for Biological Sciences
Modern Bioanalytical Chemistry
Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
and 6 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses
3 optional course units from the list of optional courses3 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

ANP 1107Human Anatomy and Physiology III3 Units
BCH 3125Protein Structure and Function3 Units
BCH 4101Human Genome Structure and Function 13 Units
BCH 4122Structural Biology of Proteins3 Units
BCH 4125Cellular Regulation and Control3 Units
BCH 4188Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions3 Units
BIM 4103Selected Topics in Biomedical Science3 Units
BIM 4316Modern Bioanalytical Chemistry3 Units
BIO 2135Animal Form and Function3 Units
BIO 3137Experiments in Animal Physiology3 Units
BIO 3147Developmental Biology3 Units
BIO 3152Cell Biology Laboratory3 Units
BIO 3360Computational Tools for Biological Sciences3 Units
BIO 4158Applied Biostatistics3 Units
BPS 3101Genomics3 Units
BPS 4101Human Genome Structure and Function 13 Units
BPS 4103Selected Topics in Biopharmaceutical Science3 Units
BPS 4105Human Toxicology and Environmental Health3 Units
BPS 4127Advanced Techniques in Biosciences3 Units
BPS 4131Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science3 Units
PHS 3341Physiology of Sensation, Regulation, Movement and Reproduction3 Units
PHS 3342Physiological Regulation of Intake, Distribution, Protection and Elimination3 Units