Course and Module Updates

Updates are posted here when changes have been approved but are not yet reflected in the Academic Calendar.

COURSES:

 

MODULES:

Revisions to basic medical science modules that have been approved but do not yet appear in the Academic Calendar are below.

Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics: pending approval for Sept. 2021

A new Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics has been put forth for approval for students going into Year 3 for September, 2021. We should know by the end of second term (April, 2021) if the module will be approved.

If the new module is approved, then the Honours Specialization in Medical Health Informatics will be available for students going into Year 4 for September, 2021, only, and subsequently will be withdrawn. Students will not be admitted to Year 3 of this module for 2021/22.

Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics: details of proposed new module

There are two significant differences in the Admission Requirements (high-lighted in yellow below). See the additional information for students going into Years 2 and 3 for 2021/22 for details.

HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOINFORMATICS

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: Calculus 1301A/B (with a mark of at least 85%), Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/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.

1.0 course at the 1000-level from either Category A or B must be completed with a passing grade.

The 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 courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for additional average and course load requirements, etc. and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for specific information about admission to Honours Specialization modules

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2858A/B
1.0 course: Computer Science 2120A/B, Computer Science 2121A/B
0.5 course from: Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B

Note: Statistical Sciences 2857A/B with a mark of at least 60% is the prerequisite for Statistical Sciences 2858A/B.

MODULE/PROGRAM INFORMATION

Module
11.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2858A/B
1.0 course: Computer Science 2120A/B, Computer Science 2121A/B
0.5 course from Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B
0.5 course: Statistical Science 2857A/B
0.5 course from: Computer Science 3120A/B, Computer Science 3121A/B
0.5 course: Medical Bioinformatics 3100A/B
1.0 course: Pathology 3500, or the former Pathology 3240A and the former Pathology 3245B
1.0 course: Physiology 3120
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B, Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Biochemistry 3385A, Epidemiology 2200A/B, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Pharmacology 3620
0.5 course from: Computer Science 4411A/B, Computer Science 4414A/B, Biology 4289A/B, One Health 4100F/G.
1.0 course: Microbiology and Immunology 4750F/G, Medical Bioinformatics 4850G.
1.5 courses: Medical Bioinformatics 4980E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Notes: 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

Admission to an Honors Specialization module in Year 4 requires a minimum Weighted Average of 75% and completion of ALL of the courses indicated in the Weighted Average Chart below. Admission is not guaranteed as each of these modules has a limited capacity. Any student in Year 3 BMSc with the appropriate courses can apply for admission to Year 4 of any Honors Specialization module.

Modular courses responsible for 1/3 of the Weighted Average

Modular courses responsible for 2/3 of the Weighted Average

4.0 courses:

Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2382A/B; Biology 2581A/B; Statistical Science 2857A/B;
one of Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2858A/B; Computer Science 2120A/B; Computer Science 2121A/B; Mathematics 1229A/B or Mathematics 1600A/B.

3.0 courses:

Computer Science 3120A/B or 3121A/B; Medical Bioinformatics 3100A/B; Pathology 3500 or the former Pathology 3240A and 3245B; Physiology 3120

 

 

What does this mean if you're going into Year 4 in September, 2021?

You will complete the Honours Specialization in Medical Health Informatics but a few substitutions will be made since MHI 4100F and 4110G will not be offered in Year 4. One such substitution may be to take Medical Health Informatics/Medical Bioinformatics 4850G in place of 4110G.

Updates will be posted as they become available.

What does this mean if you're going into Year 3 in September, 2021?

Calculus 1301B or 1501B:
If you haven't already completed either Calculus 1301B (with a mark of at least 85%) or Calculus 1501B (with a mark of at least 60%), then you will have to complete one of these two courses in second term or during the summer of 2021. Taking the course during the summer will NOT negatively impact admission to Year 3 BMSc and this module.

Math 1229A/B or Math 1600A/B:
You will be able to defer this course to Year 3 or the summer after Year 3 (special permission will be granted).

Intent to Register for Year 3:
The Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics will likely not be approved in time for Intent to Register (i.e., before March 31). Select the Honours Specialization in Medical Health Informatics as your First Choice for ITR and you'll be notified if/when the approval has gone through for the new module.

What does this mean if you're going into Year 2 in September, 2021?

Calculus 1301B or 1501B:
If you want to take either Applied Math 1201B or Math 1600B next term, then you can still do that BUT you will need to complete either Calculus 1301B or 1501B by the end of the Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 2 if you want to apply for Year 3 of the Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics and satisfy the conditions for assured admission to Year 3 BMSc. 

For those students applying to Year 3 BMSc from the competitive pool, the second half course of calculus can be delayed as late as the summer between Years 2 and 3 (assuming one of these courses is offered during the summer).

Math 1229A/B or Math 1600A/B:
One of these two courses has to be completed by the end of the Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 2 if you want to apply for Year 3 of the Honours Specialization in Medical Bioinformatics and satisfy the conditions for assured admission to Year 3 BMSc. 

For those students applying to Year 3 BMSc from the competitive pool, either Math 1229A/B or 1600A/B can be taken as late as the summer between Years 2 and 3 (assuming one of these courses is offered during the summer).