2005-2006 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Bio-Medical Science (BIOM)

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

This joint program of the Department of Human Health 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 Faculty Advisor 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 Faculty Advisor. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee 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 to 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 Life Sciences
0.50 elective or restricted elective

Students who are admitted deficient in one OAC/4U course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The first-year science core in that subject should be completed by Semester 3.

Semester 2
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
1.00 electives or restricted electives
Semester 3 (see admission statement above)
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
BIOC*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
BIOC*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 2.75 total credits).
One of:
BIOM*3100 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I
HK*3940 [1.25] Human Physiology
If BIOM*3100 is selected, then BIOM*3110 and BIOM*3120 must be taken in Semester 6.
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 2.75 total credits.
Note: As part of the electives or restricted electives students must select BIOM*3110 and BIOM*3120 in Semester 6 if BIOM*3100 was selected in Semester 5.
Semester 7
Electives or restricted electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits.
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
  1. 1 anatomy course from BIOM*3010, HK*3401/2, 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 credits in research courses in either the Department of Human Health 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 Faculty Advisor

  3. A total of 2.00 credits in Arts and Social Science courses 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)