University of Guelph 1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Bio-Medical Science

Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Coordinator: J.K. Barclay, ANNU 354

This joint program of the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences focuses on the maintenance and promotion of human and animal health through the study of function (biochemistry and physiology), structure (anatomy and histology), and the basic medical sciences (epidemiology and pharmacology). It will permit graduates from this B.Sc. program to contribute to society in the area of health maintenance. It is also designed so that students can proceed to programs of professional preparation for medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and associated fields. Additionally, the program is a good preparation for students intending to develop research careers in the medical and biological sciences. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program emphasizing nutritional sciences, principles of health and disease prevention and reproductive biology. For more information, contact the Coordinator.

Admission to this major is in semester 3, and is competitive based on overall academic achievement. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% in 10 semester courses as prescribed by the schedule of studies. The signature of the co-ordinator is also required.

Additional students may be admitted to semester 5 if space is available. Admission is competitive based on academic performance. To be considered, students must have a semester average of at least 70% in each of the previous 2 full-time semesters (or equivalent) and the signature of the co-ordinator.

Students who are lacking in the fundamentals of word processing, spread sheet use and data management should arrange to complete 27-100 as early in the their program as possible.

This program is designed to partially meet the current requirements for an entry into medical schools in Ontario, (A student interested in meeting these requirements should check the present admission requirements for the medical schools); as well as entry into the Pre-Veterinary year of the DVM program of the Ontario Veterinary College.


A minimum of [20.25] credits is required.

Semester 1

15-103 [0.50] Biology I
19-104 [0.50] General Chemistry I
63-108 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
76-107 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
[0.50] elective or restricted elective

Semester 2

15-104 [0.50] Biology II
19-105 [0.50] General Chemistry II
76-108 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
[1.00] elective or restricted elective

See admission statement above.

Semester 3

15-221 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
19-258 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
40-200 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
[1.00] electives or restricted electives

Semester 4

19-356 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
40-202 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
89-204 [0.50] Statistics I
71-321 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
[0.50] electives or restricted electives

Semester 5

75-394 [1.25] Human Physiology
98-310 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I
81-324 [0.50] Epidemiology
92-300 [0.50] Comparative Histology
98-303 [0.75] Biomedical Histology
[0.50] electives or restricted electives if 75-3941:2 is selected. [1.00] electives or restricted electives if 98-310 is selected.

Semester 6

73-361 [0.50] Principles of Disease
98-304 [0.50] Medical Embryology
98-309 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
98-311 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology II (if 98-310was selected in Semester 5)
98-312 [0.25] Laboratory Exercises in Mammalian Physiology
[0.50] elective or restricted elective OR [1.00] elective or restricted elective if 75-394 was selected in semester 5.

Semester 7

65-323 [0.50] Immunology I
[2.00] electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

[2.50] electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

One anatomy course from among 98-301, 75-4951/2 or 92-209 must be completed.

Requirement for a minimum of [1.00] in research experience may be met either by 1) completing both 75-4201/2 , 2) completing both 75-423and 98-450, 3) completing one of the [1.00] in research courses in either the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences (75-436 or 75-4371/2) or in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (98-451or 98-4521/2) or 4) equivalent course from another department with the permission of the coordinator.

Requirement for [1.00] credit of science electives

A total of [2.00] in Arts and Social Science including:

  1. [0.50] philosophy and ethics (from 74-203, 74-207 , 74-210 , 74-212 , 74-218 )
  2. [0.50] either psychology (80-xxx) or sociology (86-xxx)
  3. at least [2.00] science credits at the 400 level

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Last revised: March 16 1998.