Medical Science degrees

We have joined with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to offer undergraduate degrees in the Medical Sciences. Each of the programs below are offered as Bachelor of Science Specialization or Honors degrees. They are not available as majors or minors in the BSc General program.

Note:
In addition to meeting the admission requirements for the Faculty of Science, some programs require specific course pre-requisites. These pre-requisites may be needed to register in the appropriate university courses and to ensure success in the program. See the course pre-requisite chart for more.

 

Undergraduate areas of study:

Program Availability:

Biochemistry
Biochemistry teaches students to explore the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular basis for change occurring in living cells. Because biochemistry tries to unravel the complex chemical reactions that occur in a variety of life forms, it provides the basis for practical advances in all areas of medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and forensics.
  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 20 or equivalent. (Physics 30 recommended)

  Specialization
  Honors


Cell Biology 
This life science takes a coordinated approach to the study of cells- the basic units of life. It integrates all the other life sciences in studying cells from the point of view of how they function. Courses in protein function, gene expression and developmental biology will provide you with a comprehensive cell biology background, and in turn prepare you for entry into the workforce, graduate school or a professional program such as medicine.

  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 20 or equivalent. (Physics 30 recommended)
  Specialization
  Honors
 

Immunology and Infection
Immunology is the study of the physiological system that prevents or limits attack by infectious organisms. This is a broadly based program that considers the full range of host responses to pathogens that occur in living organisms. The diversity of infectious agents and their adaptations in response to host immune systems will be central to the program.

  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30 and Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
  Specialization
  Honors

Neuroscience

Our BSc Honors in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program covering all aspects of brain function.

Areas of studies include brain development, nerve cells and synapses, sensation and perception, learning and memory, control of movement, animal behavior, cognitive psychology, neurochemistry, computational neuroscience and disorders of the nervous system.

  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 20 or equivalent. (Physics 30 recommended)
  Honors

Pharmacology
Pharmacology is the study of the way in which chemical substances affect living organisms.

Our degree program covers four main areas:
1. Pharmacodynamics: the study of the effects of drugs on the events and processes that occur in living things.
2. Pharmacokinetics: the study of the processes which limit the duration or action of drugs.
3. Toxicology: the study of the mechanisms by which chemicals cause harm to organizations
4. And finally, the use and abuse of drugs in society

  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 20 or equivalent. (Physics 30 recommended)
  Specialization
  Honors
   

Physiology
Physiology is the study of life.  This program studies the way cells function and how tissues and organs work, with a strong focus on human physiology.

Physiology helps us understand how our bodies function, how diseases and stress affect our bodies, and what can be done to manage these effects. By asking questions about the major systems of the human body, physiology can range from focusing on the study of one molecule in one cell to investigating how diet can prevent cardiovascular disease.

  • To be successful in the program, applicants must have successfully completed Biology 30, Chemistry 30, and Physics 20 or equivalent. (Physics 30 recommended)
  Honors