University of Guelph 1999-2000 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. 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 or 7 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 CIS*1000 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 DVM program of the Ontario Veterinary College.

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 20.25 credits is required.

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 3 (See admission statement above.)

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 4

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 5

HK*3940 [1.25] Human Physiology
BIOM*3100 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I
POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology
ZOO*3000 [0.50] Comparative Histology
BIOM*3030 [0.75] Biomedical Histology
0.50 elective or restricted elective if HK*3940 is selected. 1.00 electives or restricted electives if BIOM*3100 is selected.

Semester 6

PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
BIOM*3040 [0.50] Medical Embryology
BIOM*3090 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
BIOM*3110 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology II (if BIOM*3100 was selected in Semester 5)
BIOM*3120 [0.25] Laboratory Exercises in Mammalian Physiology (required if BIOM*3100 and BIOM*3110 were selected)
0.50 elective or restricted elective OR 1.00 electives or restricted electives if HK*3940 was selected in semester 5.

Semester 7

MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I
2.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

2.50 electives or restricted electives

Restricted Electives

  1. 1 anatomy course from BIOM*3010, HK*4951/2 or ZOO*2090 must be completed.
  2. A minimum of 1.00 and to a maximum of 2.00 in research experience may be met either by:
    1. completing both HK*4410 and HK*4420
    2. completing HK*4410 and either HK*4230 or BIOM*4500
    3. completing both HK*4230 and BIOM*4500
    4. completing one of the 1.00 in research courses in either the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences (HK*4360 or HK*4371/2) or in the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BIOM*4510 or BIOM*4521/2)
    5. equivalent course from another department with the permission of the coordinator

Requirement for 1.00 credit of science electives

  1. A minimum of 2.00 science credits at the 4000 level.
  2. A total of 2.00 in Arts and Social Science including:
    1. 0.50 credit in philosophy and ethics from PHIL*2030, PHIL*2070 , PHIL*2100 , PHIL*2120 , PHIL*2180
    2. 0.50 credit in either psychology (PSYC*XXXX) or sociology (SOC*XXXX)

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Last revised: January 1999.