Biomedical Sciences

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Program Details

This concentration provides a strong foundation in the biomedical sciences and allows you to explore the genetic, biochemical, immunological, physiological and developmental aspects of human health. In addition, a broader view of health sciences is gained by addressing current issues from cultural, psychological, technological and environmental perspectives. Training in the dynamic field of biomedical sciences will provide you with the skills needed to be part of the exciting and rapidly changing world of biomedical research and medicine.

Work Experience

Participate in a paid summer research internship or explore getting involved in research as part of the program curriculum. Your Capstone project will give you practical experience in research field placements to advance your personal and professional goals.

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Career Outcomes

Explore your passions, refine new skills and discover the career that’s right for you.

The concentrations in the BHSc program will prepare you for a diverse array of health-related careers and will provide excellent preparation for professional schools, graduate training or health-related employment opportunities.

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Sample Courses

HLTH 1002 - Health Science Communication

Introduction to using library, database and/or bioinformatics resources to develop informed verbal, non-verbal and written communication within the context of healthcare, public health and health research. Concepts in ethical scholarship, proper use of sources and plagiarism will be introduced.

HLTH 4102 - New Health Technologies

Overview of new and emerging health technologies, including medical and assistive devices, diagnostics and screening, genetics, reproduction, tissue regeneration, imaging, and health informatics. Health technology assessment methods and issues. Regulatory, ethical and social implications; considerations in the developing world.

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