This joint program of the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences focuses on the maintenance and promotion of human and animal health through the study of function (biochemistry and physiology), structure (anatomy and histology), and the basic medical sciences (epidemiology and pharmacology). It will permit graduates from this B.Sc. program to contribute to society in the area of health maintenance. The program is a good preparation for students intending to develop professional or research careers in the medical and biological sciences. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program emphasizing either nutritional sciences or principles of health and disease prevention. For more information on recommended electives contact the Faculty Advisor (Dr. Peter Conlon) of the Major.
Students who are admitted into the Biomedical Science Major from high school must meet additional requirements to continue in the major beyond first year. Continuation is based on the cumulative average in the first two full-time semesters (5.00 credits), including the eight core courses as prescribed by the Schedule of Studies. Students with a minimum of 75% average will be guaranteed continuation in this Major. For students with a 70-74.9% average, continuation will be competitive based on available spaces. Students with an average below 70% will be changed to the Biological Science Major. Students may subsequently change to another B.Sc. Major of their choice.
University of Guelph B.Sc. students who were not admitted into the Biomedical Science Major from high school and wish to declare the specialization at the end of the first year must apply directly to the Department of Biomedical Sciences by the last day of classes in the winter semester and meet the additional requirements specified above.
University of Guelph B.Sc. students beyond first year who wish to declare the specialization must apply directly to the Department of Biomedical Sciences by the last day of classes in the winter semester. Admission to the Major will be based on the cumulative average in the previous two full-time semesters (5.00 credits). Acceptance will be competitive based on available spaces. Students with an average below 70% will not be considered for admission to the Major.
All decisions will be made at the end of June.
Students who are lacking in the fundamentals of word processing, spread sheet use and data management should arrange to complete CIS*1000 as early in their program as possible.
This program is designed to partially meet the current requirements for an entry into medical schools in Ontario (a student interested in meeting these requirements should check the present admission requirements for the medical schools); as well as entry into the DVM program of the Ontario Veterinary College.
Live animals and/or animal tissues are used for teaching purposes in some courses in the Bio-Medical Science Major. This must be accepted by students admitted to the program. All animals are protected under the Animals for Research Act of Ontario (1980), the Guidelines for the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Canadian Council on Animal Care), and the Animal Care Policies of the University of Guelph.