The basic medical science departments offer over 30 different modules or areas of study. Read more about the courses and modules offered and enjoy our animated videos to learn why BMSc may be right for you!


Study the molecules and mechanisms essential to life. An emphasis is placed on understanding the structure, function, and regulation of biomolecules as they relate to the molecular basis of disease. Apply state-of-the art approaches and equipment to the many diverse areas of modern biochemistry that include molecular genetics, structural biology, signal transduction, chemical biology, and bioinformatics.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Develop skills to contribute to health policy by providing data relevant to health promotion and illness-prevention programs. Study areas concerned with the determinants and distribution of diseases in human populations while discovering new statistical methods for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data.

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Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)

Enjoy the flexibility of the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences modules with access to courses offered by all of the Basic Medical Science departments. Gain a greater understanding of the interrelationship between the basic medical sciences in the investigation of a clinical disease.

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Medical Biophysics

Aid medical diagnosis and therapy through the application of mathematics and physics. This field includes cardiovascular biophysics, orthopedic and soft tissue mechanics, MRI, CT and ultrasound imaging for diagnosis and radiation biophysics for cancer treatment.

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Medical Cell Biology

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers modules in Medical Cell Biology.  Learn the gross anatomical features of all the human body systems, understand how cells in the human body interact when forming tissues, maintaining homeostasis and regulating behaviour.

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Medical Bioinformatics

Medical Bioinformatics is the use of computational methods to solve problems in biomedical sciences. High-throughput technologies that rapidly generate enormous amounts of data (e.g., next-generation sequencing platforms), which were once considered "cutting edge", are now essential tools in modern biomedical and clinical laboratories. This module provides students with the necessary foundation in computing, statistics and medical sciences, followed by a series of unique courses in Medical Bioinformatics with an emphasis on practical skill development.

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Microbiology and Immunology

Discover how the immune system protects us from infections micro-organisms and cancer cells to maintain our health, yet can cause disorders like autoimmune diseases and allergies. Learn about antimicrobial therapies, vaccine strategies/challenges and lab techniques used to identify bacteria and measure immune health.

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One Health

Focus on the intricate link between animal health, environmental health, socioeconomic factors and human health. Access unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge in the basic medical sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and the humanities with the focus on attaining optimal human health.

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Build on a foundation of normal anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology and physiology to look at the structural and functional changes that occur in human disease. Learn about human illness that can also result from adverse effects of biological and chemical toxins, environmental pollutants, and occupational exposures to toxins.

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Physiology and Pharmacology

Learn how the human body works - from the smallest cells up to complex organ systems. Physiology courses and research span the whole spectrum of living organisms, from events at the molecular level right up to the entire human body. In Pharmacology, study how drugs act on biological systems to modify physiological functions in health and disease. Discover the adverse effects of both drugs and chemicals on humans and other biological systems and learn how technology is an integral part of risk/safety evaluation.

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There are several unique modules in the BMSc Program.