2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Biomedical Sciences  
This program is offered through the Departments of Biological Sciences and Health Sciences Co-ordinators Douglas Bruce, Department of Biological Sciences TBA (as of July 1, 2014) Brent Faught, Department of Health Sciences  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistants Caroline Barrow 905-688-5550, extension 3388 Mackenzie Chown F234 brocku.ca/biology Joanne Boucher 905-688-5550, extension 4228 Academic South 329 brocku.ca/hlsc The main focus of the Biomedical Sciences program is on the molecular basis of human health. It draws on the expertise of faculty in Health Sciences in the medical aspects of human health and of faculty in Biological Sciences in the theory, methods, and applications of molecular biology. This program will prepare students for careers in biomedical research, teaching or professional programs in health sciences.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  To proceed to year 2, students must achieve a minimum grade of 60 percent in BIOL 1F90, HLSC 1F90 and have submitted a declaration to major form.  
2.  Students taking BMED 4F92 require a minimum 75 major average. Students taking BMED 4F90 and 4F91, or HLSC 4F90 require a minimum 80 percent major average.  
3.  Students preparing for professional studies in health sciences should note that some programs require completion of a laboratory physics course (one credit from PHYS 1P91, 1P92, 1P93). An understanding of basic physics is also beneficial to students in specific BIOL courses.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- BIOL 1F90
- CHEM 1F92
- HLSC 1F90
- MATH 1P97 and 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
Year 2
- BIOL 2P02, 2P03, 2P97 and 2P98
- CHEM 2P20 and 2P21
- HLSC 2F95, 2P07 and 2P09
Year 3
- BCHM 3P01
- one and one-half credits from BCHM 3P02, BIOL 3P28, 3P30, 3P50, 3P51, PHYS 2P02
- HLSC 3P09 and 3P19
- one HLSC credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4 Thesis Option:
- BMED 4F90 and 4F91, or HLSC 4F90 and one HLSC or BIOL credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one credit from BCHM 3P02, 4P06, BIOL 3P28, 3P30, 3P34, 3P50, 3P51, 4P11, 3P92, 4P21, 4P28, 4P41, 4P51, 4P53, 4P57, PHYS 2P02
- HLSC 4P95 and 4P99
- one elective credit
Library Research Option:
- BMED 4F92
- one credit from BCHM 3P02, 4P06, BIOL 3P28, 3P30, 3P34, 3P50, 3P51, 4P11, 3P92, 4P21, 4P28, 4P41, 4P51, 4P53, 4P57, PHYS 2P02
- one BIOL or HLSC credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- HLSC 4P95 and 4P99
- one elective credit
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates a primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. BMED 4F90 Honours Thesis Students undertake a limited research project involving laboratory study under faculty supervision. Restriction: open to BMED majors with approval to year 4 (honours), a minimum 80 percent major average and permission of the Co-ordinator. Corequisite(s): BMED 4F91. Note: to be taken in conjunction with BMED 4F91. Submission and oral defense of the thesis is required. BMED 4F91 Literature Research and Seminar Students undertake a detailed study of the scientific literature relevant to the topic of the honours thesis. Restriction: open to BMED majors with approval to year 4 (honours), a minimum 80 percent major average and permission of the Co-ordinator. Corequisite(s): BMED 4F90. Note: to be taken in conjunction with BMED 4F90. The literature review will be included in the thesis and will be presented as a seminar. BMED 4F92 Library Research Essays Students will be required to carry out two detailed studies of the scientific literature under faculty and teaching assistant supervision. Restriction: open to BMED majors with approval to year 4 (honours), a minimum 75 percent major average and permission of the instructor. Note: results of the studies will be presented in major essays and formal seminars. One research topic is to be completed each term.  
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