Course and Module Updates

Updates are posted here when revisions are not yet reflected in the Academic Calendar.

COURSES:

Medical Biophysics: withdrawal and introduction of courses

The withdrawal and introduction of the courses below have been approved.

Medical Biophysics courses being withdrawn - will not be offered as of 2024/25

  • Medical Biophysics 3505F
  • Medical Biophysics 3507G
  • Medical Biophysics 3645A/B
  • Medical Biophysics 3970Z
  • Medical Biophysics 4475A/B
  • Medical Biophysics 4535A/B
  • Medical Biophysics 4710A/B

Medical Biophysics courses being introduced for 2024/25

Medical Biophysics 3467B: Cancer Therapy

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to three treatment modalities (radiation, surgical, chemotherapy) and the concepts, processes, and instrumentation required in the clinical application of ionizing radiation to treatment of cancer, and application to a case study. Topics include: susceptibility of cancer to radiation, radiation physics, clinical delivery of radiation and dose deposition.

Pre- or corequisite(s): Medical Biophysics 3501A or Medical Biophysics 3720A. Open only to students who are registered in Years 3 or 4.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours

Course Weight: 0.50

Medical Biophysics 3720A: In Vivo Medical Imaging

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Through this introductory course, students will learn the physics and methods of how images are formed for the major clinical imaging modalities, which include ultrasound, x-rays (i.e., diagnostic radiology), computed tomography, nuclear medicine, positron-emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Antirequisite(s): the former Medical Biophysics 4475A/B

Prerequisite(s): One of Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413; and one of Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B. Open only to students who are registered in Years 3 or 4.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours

Course Weight: 0.50

Medical Biophysics 3820B: Photonics in Medicine and Biology

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Lectures cover the theory, instrumentation, and application of light in pre-clinical and medical research with clinical applications for studying cancers, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiovascular diseases, and neuromonitoring. Specific themes include instrumentation; generation, transmission, and detection of light; optical microscopy; spectroscopy; and imaging of tissue metabolism, blood content, oxygenation, and flow.

Antirequisite(s): the former Medical Biophysics 3645A/B, the former Medical Biophysics 4710A/B

Prerequisite(s): One of Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1412A/B; one of Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B. Open only to students who are registered in Years 3 or 4.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour

Course Weight: 0.50

Medical Biophysics 3980E: General Biophysics Laboratory

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Laboratory tasks and seminars introduce students to conducting and communicating research in medical biophysics. Students practice data collection and analyses through preset exercises and assessments. Students complete an individual 12-week term project in a research laboratory under supervision by faculty. Laboratory exercises and projects depend on expertise of participating faculty.

Antirequisite(s): the former Medical Biophysics 3970Z

Pre or corequisite(s): Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, Medical Biophysics 3501A. Open to students in Year 3 and 4, only

Extra Information: First term: 1 lecture hour each week and 2 laboratory hours bi-weekly. Second term: students will be expected to spend up to 6 hours per week in the research project lab and up to 3 hours bi-weekly in lecture or laboratory, at the instructor’s discretion.

Course Weight: 1.00

Medical Biophysics 4330A: Human Biomechanics and Biomedical Applications 2 - will be offered for the first time in 2025/26

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Lectures introduce theory and advanced methods for modelling the mechanical behaviours of soft tissues, bone and blood vessels. Students practice and apply computational tools, including finite element solvers (e.g. ABAQUS, FEBio and SimVascular), to solve large scale and complex biomechanics problems encountered in biomedical applications.

Prerequisite(s): Medical Biophysics 3330F and Medical Biophysics 3501A

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50

Medical Biophysics 4501A: Circulatory and Respiratory Sciences 2 - will be offered for the first time in 2025/26

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Lectures and seminars highlight topics in cardiovascular, circulatory, and respiratory sciences that medical biophysics cover while introducing important concepts and the multidisciplinary nature of research, professionals, and applications in the field. Key themes are mathematical modelling, experimental models, and technologies used in research and clinic.

Antirequisite(s): the former Medical Biophysics 3507G, the former Medical Biophysics 4535A/B

Prerequisite(s): Medical Biophysics 3501A

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour

Course Weight: 0.50

Microbiology and Immunology: withdrawal and introduction of courses

The withdrawal and introduction of the courses below have not yet received final approval. Everything below is pending approval and will hopefully be approved by various committees by ~ May 1.

MODULES:

Honours Specialization in Neuroscience

The following changes have been proposed and are pending Senate approval in May 2024.  These changes will be in effect for admission to year 2 for the 2024-25 Academic Year, pending final approval. 

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have a minimum average of 75% in the following 4.0 principal courses, with no mark below 60% in any of these (full or half) courses:

1.0 courses from: Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B.
1.0 course: Psychology 1002A/B and Psychology 1003A/B, or Psychology 1000.
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course: Data Science 1000A/B. Note: Computer Science 1026A/B may be used in place of Data Science 1000A/B only if Applied Mathematics 1201A/B is also taken and completed with a minimum grade of 60%.

0.5 course in physics with a minimum mark of 60% must be completed prior to Year 3 from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.

Module
10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course: Biology 2382A/B.
1.0 course: Neuroscience 2000.
1.0 course from: Psychology 2801F/G and Psychology 2802F/G (see notes below), or the former Psychology 2800E.
1.0 course from: (Psychology 2811A/B and Psychology 2812A/B – see notes below); or (one of Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B and one of Computer Science 2120A/B or Data Science 2000A/B); or the former Psychology 2810 – see notes below.
0.5 course: Neuroscience 3000F/G.
1.0 course: Pharmacology 3620.
0.5 course: Physiology 3140A.
0.5 course from: Communication Sciences and Disorders 3317A/B, Medical Sciences 3991F, Neuroscience 3996F/G.
1.0 course from: Neuroscience 3997G, Psychology 3138F/G, Psychology 3139A/B, Psychology 3185F/G, Psychology 3209F/G, Psychology 3221F/G, Psychology 3224A/B, Psychology 3225A/B, Psychology 3226A/B, Psychology 3228A/B, Psychology 3230F/G, Psychology 3285F/G, Psychology 3312F/G, Psychology 3316F/G, Psychology 3440F/G, Psychology 3441F/G, Psychology 3442F/G, Psychology 3443F/G, Psychology 3444F/G, Psychology 3485F/G.
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4451F/G, Anatomy and Cell Biology 4452A/B, Pharmacology 4370A/B, Pharmacology 4380A/B, Physiology 4630A/B, Physiology 4650A/B, Physiology 4680A/B, Physiology 4710A/B, Physiology and Pharmacology 4750A/B.
0.5 course from: Psychology 4115F/G, Psychology 4190F/G, Psychology 4195F/G, Psychology 4222F/G, Psychology 4223F/G, Psychology 4224F/G, Psychology 4260F/G, Psychology 4290F/G, Psychology 4295F/G.
1.5 courses: Neuroscience 4000E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Notes:

1. Psychology 2802F/G and Psychology 2812A/B require a minimum mark of 70% in their prerequisite courses, Psychology 2801F/G and Psychology 2811A/B, respectively.
2. Computer Science 2120A/B cannot be taken for credit if Computer Science 1026A/B has already been completed. Computer Science 1026A/B may be used in place of Computer Science 2120A/B only if it was not used to satisfy the admission requirements.
3. In order to satisfy graduation requirements for an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, students must also fulfil Science course requirements (see Graduation Requirements for Honours Degrees - additional requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Science). Psychology 2811A/B and Psychology 2812A/B or the former Psychology 2810 may be used to fulfil this Science course requirement.

Honours Specialization modules in Medical Biophysics: withdrawals and revisions

The withdrawal of modules and the revisions to the Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics (Medical Science Concentration) have received final approval.

Honours Specialization modules being withdrawn - no new admission for 2024/25

  • Medical Biophysics (Biological Science Concentration) - BSc (Honours) degree
  • Medical Biophysics (Physical Science Concentraton) - BSc (Honours) degree
  • Medical Biophysics and Biochemistry - BMSc (Honours) degree

Students currently registered in these modules may continue in them but requirements must be completed by August 31, 2027, and the modules will be withdrawn effective September 1, 2027.

Updates to these modules will not be reflected in the Academic Calendar. Students registered in these modules will be informed of course substitutions for what currently appears in the Academic Calendar.

Please submit any questions about these modules to the BMSUE Question Portal.

Honours Specialization module being withdrawn in 2 years - no new admission for 2025/26

  • Medical Biophysics (Clincial Physics Concentration) - BMSc (Honours) degree

Students will be admitted to Year 3 of this Honours Specialization module for 2024/25. Students registered in this module in 2024/25 must satisfy the requirements to graduate by August 31, 2028, and the module will be withdrawn effective September 1, 2028.

Updates to this module will not be reflected in the Academic Calendar. Students registered in the module will be informed of course substitutions for what currently appears in the Academic Calendar.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal.

Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics (Medical Science Concentration) - revisions

NOTE: students registered in Year 3 or 4 of this module prior to September 2024 will follow the modular requirements in the 2023-24 Academic Calendar.

The Honours Specialization in Medical Biophysics (Medical Science Concentration) will continue to be offered with revised Admission and Module Requirements for 2024/25 onward.

Updates to this module will not be reflected in the Academic Calendar until the final approval by Senate. Below are the proposed revisions to the Honours Specialization module.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal.

HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS (MEDICAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION)

This module leads to an Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to this Honours Specialization module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to the Honours Specialization module. Enrolment in this Honours Specialization module is limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The 1000-level half courses listed below must each be completed with a mark of at least 60%:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 1026A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

The 2000-level courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each prior to admission to the Honours Specialization module in Year 3. These 2000-level courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for additional average, course load requirements, etc. and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for specific information about Honours Specialization modules, including the Weighted Average Chart.

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2100A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.

Notes:
1. It is recommended that 1.0 of the following modular courses be completed prior to Year 3: (Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B) or Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000.
2. students are encouraged to take Medical Biophysics 2500A/B in second year if they want an introduction to the discipline of Medical Biophysics or are interested in learning how biophysics concepts are applied in translational health research.

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
11.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2100A/B.
1.0 course from: Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B, or Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000 (see notes).
3.0 courses: Medical Biophysics 3330F, Medical Biophysics 3467B, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3518B, Medical Biophysics 3720A, Medical Biophysics 3820B
1.0 course: Medical Biophysics 3980E
0.5 course: Medical Biophysics 4700B
1.5 courses from: (Medical Biophysics 3503G or Medical Biophysics 4445A/B), Medical Biophysics 4330A, Medical Biophysics 4501A, Medical Biophysics 4730A/B
1.0 course from: Medical Biophysics 4467B, Medical Biophysics 4518B, Medical Biophysics 4720B
1.5 courses from: Medical Biophysics 4970E (Research Project = 1.5 courses) or Medical Biophysics 4971E

Notes:

1. Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B include the following courses in their prerequisites, with marks of at least 60%: one of Physics 1202A/B, 1402A/B or 1502A/B, and one of Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B.
2. Physiology 3120 may be substituted for Physiology 2130.
3. See the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM) for information about admission to the Honours Specialization modules in Year 4, including which modular courses must be completed prior to Year 4.

Weighted Average Chart:

3.0 Modular courses responsible for 1/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 2280A; Chemistry 2213A/B; Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B, or Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000; Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B; and one of Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2200A/B

4.0 Modular courses responsible for 2/3 of the Weighted Average: Medical Biophysics 3330F, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3467B, Medical Biophysics 3518B, Medical Biophysics 3720A, Medical Biophysics 3820B, Medical Biophysics 3980E

Major in Medical Biophysics

The following changes have been proposed and are pending Senate approval in March 2024.  These changes will be in effect for 2024-25 Academic Year onward, pending final approval. Students already registered in the Major in Medical Biophysics should use the Academic Calendar for 2023/24.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal.

Admission Requirements

Both 1000- and 2000-level courses are included in the Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in Medical Biophysics in BMSc degrees, since admission to the BMSc Program does not occur until Year 3. The Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in other regular undergraduate degrees include only 1000-level courses, since students may register in the Major in Year 2 in non-BMSc degrees. The Module requirements (below) are the same for all students completing the Major.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THIS MAJOR MODULE IN A BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSC) DEGREE:

Admission to this Major module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to Double Major modules in a BMSc degree.

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 1026A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

The course below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% prior to admission to the Major module in Year 3. This course will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for additional requirements (averages, course load, etc.).

0.5 course from: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2100A/B.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THIS MAJOR MODULE IN A DEGREE OTHER THAN A BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSC) DEGREE:

Completion of first-year requirements, including a mark of at least 60% in each of the 4.0 (full or half) principal courses below:

1.0 courses: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B* (may be deferred until Year 2).
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 1026A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
6.0 courses:

0.5 course from: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2100A/B.
1.0 course from: Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B, or Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000.
1.0 course: Medical Biophysics 3330F, Medical Biophysics 3501A
1.0 course: Medical Biophysics 3980E
1.5 courses from: Medical Biophysics 3467B, Medical Biophysics 3518B, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3720A, Medical Biophysics 3820B
1.0 course from: Medical Biophysics 4445A/B (but only if Medical Biophysics 3503G was not taken to satisfy a requirement above), Medical Biophysics 4330A, Medical Biophysics 4467B, Medical Biophysics 4501A, Medical Biophysics 4518B, Medical Biophysics 4720B, Medical Biophysics 4730A/B

Notes:
1. Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B include the following courses in their prerequisites, with marks of at least 60%: one of Physics 1202A/B, 1402A/B or 1502A/B, and one of Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B. s:
2. It is recommended that 1.0 of the following modular courses be completed prior to Year 3: (Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B) or Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000.

Minor in Medical Biophysics

Students already registered in the Minor in Medical Biophysics should use the Academic Calendar for 2023/24.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal.

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements, including the following courses with a minimum mark of 60% in each full or half course:

0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 1026A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
1.0 course: Biology 1001A and Biology 1002B (may be deferred until Year 2).

Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
4.0 courses:

0.5 course from: Computer Science 2035A/B, Data Science 2000A/B, Data Science 2100A/B.
2.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 3330F, Medical Biophysics 3467B, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3518B, Medical Biophysics 3720A, Medical Biophysics 3820B, the former Medical Biophysics 3505F, the former Medical Biophysics 3507G.
1.0 course from: Biochemistry 2280A, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B, Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2303A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Computer Science 1025A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B or Engineering Science 1036A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, additional courses in Medical Biophysics at the 2000- and/or 3000-level, Physics 2101A/B, Physics 2102A/B.

Note: students are encouraged to take Medical Biophysics 2500A/B in second year if they want an introduction to the discipline of Medical Biophysics or are interested in learning how biophysics concepts are applied in translational health research.

Honours Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology

The following changes have been proposed and are pending Senate approval in May 2024.  These changes will be in effect for 2024-25 Academic Year onward, pending final approval.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
10.0* courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2223B.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 3381A with a mark of at least 70%.
2.0 courses: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, Microbiology and Immunology 3620G, with marks of at least 70% in each
0.5 or 1.0 course from: (Microbiology and Immunology 3200B and Microbiology and Immunology 3400A with marks of at least 70% in each) or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A with a mark of at least 70%
1.5 courses: Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, Microbiology and Immunology 4200B, Microbiology and Immunology 4310A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 4300A.
1.5 courses: Microbiology and Immunology 4970E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

*9.5 courses, only, if the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A was completed.

For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM).

Weighted Average Chart:

3.5 Modular courses responsible for 1/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2581A/B, Biology 2382A/B and Biology 2290F/G; Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B; Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.

3.0 or 3.5 Modular courses responsible for 2/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 3381A, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, (Microbiobiology and Immunology 3200B and 3400A, or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A), Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, and Microbiology and Immunology 3620G.

Honours Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology

The following changes have been proposed and are pending Senate approval in May 2024.  These changes will be in effect for 2024-25 Academic Year onward, pending final approval.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
11.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 3381A.
2.5 courses: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Microbiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F and Microbiology and Immunology 3620G, with marks of at least 70% in each.
1.0 course: Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70%.
0.5 course from: Microbiology and Immunology 4100A or Microbiology and Immunology 4200B (see notes).
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 4310A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 4300A.
0.5 course: Pathology 4200A/B.
0.5 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4461B, Pathology 4400A/B.
1.5 courses from: Pathology 4980E (Seminar and Research Project) or Microbiology and Immunology 4970E (Research Project and Seminar).

Notes:

1. The prerequisite for Microbiology and Immunology 4200B is a mark of at least 70% in either Microbiology and Immunology 3200B or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A.
2. A course in physiology (e.g. Physiology 2130, Physiology 3120 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000) is highly recommended.
3. For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM)..

Weighted Average Chart:

3.5 Modular courses responsible for 1/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2581A/B, Biology 2382A/B and Biology 2290F/G; Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B; Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.

4.0 Modular courses responsible for 2/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 3381A, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, (Microbiobiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A), Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, Microbiology and Immunology 3620G; Pathology 3500.

Major in Microbiology and Immunology

The following changes have been proposed and are pending Senate approval in May 2024.  These changes will be in effect for 2024-25 Academic Year onward, pending final approval.

Please submit any questions about this module to the BMSUE Question Portal

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
6.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2223B with marks of at least 60% in each.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B with a mark of at least 60%.
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 3200B
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 3300B with a mark of at least 70%
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A (see notes), with a mark of at least 70%
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 3610F.
1.0 course: from: Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, Microbiology and Immunology 4200B, Microbiology and Immunology 4310A, Microbiology and Immunology 4400B, the former Microbiology and Immunology 4300A.

Notes:

1. A minimum mark of 60% in Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B is included in the prerequisite for Microbiology and Immunology 3610F. Students must have a minimum mark of 60% in Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B to be allowed to register in Year 3 of the Major in Microbiology and Immunology.
2. The prerequisites for Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, Microbiology and Immunology 4310A and Microbiology and Immunology 4400B include marks of at least 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3300B and Microbiology and Immunology 3400A (or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A). Since two of the four 4000-level half courses indicated above must be taken and enrollment in Microbiology and Immunology 4200B is more limited than in the other three courses, students must satisfy the Admission Requirements for the module and have a minimum mark of 70% in both Microbiology and Immunology 3300B and Microbiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A to be allowed to register in Year 4 of the Major in Microbiology and Immunology. Students wishing to take Microbiology and Immunology 4200B must have completed either Microbiology and Immunology 3200B or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A with a mark of at least 70%.
3. BSc and BMSc students completing the Major in Microbiology and Immunology in addition to another module must adhere to the Common Course Policy if the same courses at the 2000- to 4000-level appear in more than one of the modules (see faculty websites for details).
4. Students who have completed the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A will replace Microbiology and Immunology 3200B with Biochemistry 3381A.

Minor in Microbiology and Immunology

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MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
4.0 courses:

0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B
1.0 course from: Microbiology and Immunology 3200B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Microbiology and Immunology 3400A, the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3385B, Biology 2290F/G, Biology 3218F/G, Biology 3355A/B, Biology 3592A/B, Biology 3595A/B, Chemistry 2223B, Epidemiology 2200A/B, Health Sciences 2000A/B, an additional half course in Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology 3500 (see note), Pharmacology 2060A/B, the former Biology 3332A/B.

Note: If students take Pathology 3500, then the module becomes 4.5 courses.

Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

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MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B, Chemistry 2283G.
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B.
0.5 course: Medical Biophysics 3518B or the former Medical Biophysics 2582B.
1.0 course: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 4450A.
1.0 course: Pharmacology 3620.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3382A, Chemistry 3393A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B (see notes below).
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Pathology 3500.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3380G, Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E (see notes below). A mark of at least 70% is required in the course taken.
1.5 courses from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4461B, Medical Biophysics 4720B, Microbiology and Immunology 4310A, Pharmacology 4360A/B, the former Biochemistry 4455G, the former Microbiology and Immunology 4300A. See notes below.
1.0 course: Biochemistry 4955E. See notes below.

Notes:

1. Students may substitute the former Biochemistry 4486E for Biochemistry 4955E. The inclusion of the former Biochemistry 4486E will increase the module by 0.5 course.

2. Biochemistry 3380G requires both Biochemistry 3381A and Biochemistry 3382A as prerequisite courses; the prerequisite for Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E includes a minimum average of 75% in the previous year. The inclusion of Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E will increase the module by 0.5 course.

3.. For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM).

4. Microbiology and Immunology 4310A requires a minimum mark of 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3300B as a prerequisite.

5. Anatomy and Cell Biology 4461B requires a minimum mark of 70% in either Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 or Pathology 3500 as a prerequisite.

Honours Specialization in Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity

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MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
1.5 courses: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, and Microbiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A, with marks of at least 70% in each.
1.0 course: Biochemistry 3381A and Biochemistry 3382A with marks of at least 70% in each.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3380G, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, with a mark of at least 70%.
0.5 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3700F/G, Biochemistry 3390B.
1.0 course from: Microbiology and Immunology 4100A, Microbiology and Immunology 4200B (see note), Microbiology and Immunology 4310A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 4300A.
1.0 course from: Biochemistry 3385B, Biochemistry 4410A, Biochemistry 4415B, Biochemistry 4420A, Biochemistry 4425B.
1.5 courses from: Biochemistry 4483E, Biochemistry 4484E or Microbiology and Immunology 4970E.

Notes:
1. The prerequisite for Microbiology and Immunology 4200B is a mark of at least 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3200B or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A
2. For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM).

Weighted Average Chart:

3.5 Modular courses responsible for 1/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2581A/B, Biology 2382A/B and Biology 2290F/G; Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A; Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.

3.5 Modular courses responsible for 2/3 of the Weighted Average: Biochemistry 3380G or Microbiology and Immunology 3610F; Biochemistry 3381A and Biochemistry 3382A; one of Anatomy and Cell Biology 3700F/G or Biochemistry 3390B; Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Microbiobiology and Immunology 3400A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3100A, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B.