University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Bio-Medical Science (BIOM)

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

Faculty Advisor: G. Partlow, Ext. 54917, OVC Room 1685.

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. The program is a good preparation for students intending to develop professional or research careers in the medical and biological sciences. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program emphasizing either nutritional sciences or principles of health and disease prevention. For more information on recommended electives contact the co-ordinator of the major.

You may declare the Bio-Medical Science major at entrance from high school or during your first year. Acceptance into this major is confirmed at one entry point per year at the end of the Winter semester. To continue from first year, you must obtain a 70% average in 5.00 credits, including the seven core courses as prescribed by the Schedule of Studies (see below).

Students who are in the process of completing a minimum of 9.00 or 14.00 credits may also apply to the major during the winter semester. Admission is competitive based on academic performance and available spaces. To be considered, students must obtain a minimum 70% average in each of the previous two full-time semesters (or equivalent) and the signature of the course coordinator. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guaruntee admission to the major. Decisions are made at the end of the Winter semester.

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 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.

Live animals and/or animal tissues are used for teaching purposes in some courses in the Bio-Medical Science Major. This must be accepted by students admitted by the program. All animals are protected under the Animals for Research Act of Ontario (1980), the Guidelines for the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Canadian Council on Animal Care), and the Animal Care Policies of the University of Guelph.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 20.00 credits is required.

Note: Students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level.

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

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 4

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry

MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology

NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition

1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 5

POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology

Electives or restricted electives (to a maximum of 3.00 total credits as desired)

One of:

BIOM*3100 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I

HK*3940 [1.25] Human Physiology

Semester 6

BIOM*3040 [0.50] Medical Embryology

BIOM*3090 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Electives or restricted electives (to a maximum of 3.00 total credits as desired)*

Note: As part of the electives or restricted electives (to a maximum of 3.00 total credits as desired) students must select BIOM*3110 and BIOM*3120 in Semester 6 if BIOM*3100 was selected in Semester 5.

Semester 7

1.25 to 1.50 electives or restricted electives*

One of:

MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I

NUTR*4200 [0.50] Nutrition and Immune Function

One of:

BIOM*3030 [0.75] Biomedical Histology

ZOO*3000 [0.50] Comparative Histology

Semester 8

PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease

2.00 electives or restricted electives*

Restricted Electives


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