Delve into how the human body works as a window of discovery for new ways to treat and cure diseases.
Dr. Kabwe Nkongolo
Telephone: 705.675.1151 ext 2307
Office: Department of Biology Science, Engineering and Architecture S-619, Science Building Sudbury Campus
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This specialization provides a strong background in areas relevant to medicine within the field of biology. Students can pursue combined degrees in other disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, etc.
Courses include human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, histology, and developmental biology. In addition, students can choose elective courses from the Social Sciences or Humanities, and from other disciplines.
1 grade 12 English U/M course
1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions
1 grade 12 U Science course (Chemistry recommended)
1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course
2 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.
Applicants from outside an Ontario High School
For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.
Specialization in Biomedical Biology
Students should consult with their academic advisor before entering third year. Upper level courses may not be offered every year.
BIOL 1506E Biology I
BIOL 1507E Biology II
CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I*
CHMI 1007E General Chemistry II
MATH 1036E Calculus I**
MATH 1037E Calculus II OR MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I
PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I
PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II
6 credits in Arts
*Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.
**Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.
BIOL 2026E Introduction to Microbiology
BIOL 2105E Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2126E Cell Biology
CHMI 2227E Biochemistry I
CHMI 2426E Organic Chemistry I
STAT 2126E Introduction to Statistics OR STAT 2246E Statistics for Scientists
3 credits from***:
BIOL 2306E Diversity of Plants
BIOL 2726E Diversity of Animals
CHMI 2427E Organic Chemistry II#
6 credits in Arts
***Additional credits obtained from this list will be considered for List B requirement
Third and Fourth Years
BIOL 2007E Genetics
BIOL 2356E Principles of Ecology
BIOL 3327E Experimental Methods in Biology
9 credits from Biomedical List "A"
30 credits from Biomedical List "B"
12 elective credits
Biomedical List "A"***
BIOL 3117E Infectious Diseases
BIOL 3726E Introduction to Animal Histology
BIOL 3756E Vertebrate Physiology
BIOL 4807E Advanced Genetics
BIOL 4736E Developmental Biology
****Additional credits obtained from this list will be considered for List B requirement.
Biomedical List "B"
ANTR 2016E Human Biological Variation, Adaptations and Health
ANTR 3046E Human Ecology and Palaeoecology
ANTR 3047E Public Health and Epidemiology
ANTR 3086E Medical Anthropology: Medicine, Culture and Society
ANTR 3087E Ethnomedicine: Cross-Cultural Healing
ANTR 4006E Food and Disease Prevention
ANTR 4007E Origins of Sickness and Medicine
ARCL 2017E Human Evolution and Paleolithic Archaeology
BIOL 2706E Vertebrate Form and Function
BIOL 2757E Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality
BIOL 2806E Biological Effects of Metals in Plants and Animals (Envision)
BIOL 3007E Evolutionary Medicine (Envision)
BIOL 3026E Applied and Environmental Microbiology
BIOL 3346E Ethnobotany
BIOL 3386E Mycology
BIOL 4017E Literature Review
BIOL 4035E Research and Seminar
BIOL 4346E Medical Mycology
BIOL 4381E Biomedical Sciences Internship
BIOL 4717E Animal Behaviour
BIOL 4797E Environmental Physiology
BIOL 4817E Medical Entomology
CHMI 2031E Natural Products: Organic and Biochemical Features
CHMI 3217E Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
CHMI 3226E Biochemistry II
CHMI 3427E Introductory Medicinal Chemistry
CHMI 4206E Applied Bioinformatics
CHMI 4217E Biomembranes, Structure and Function
CHMI 4226E Recombinant DNA Technology
CHMI 4227E Recombinant DNA Technology II
CHMI 4287E Biochemical Toxicology
CHMI 4297E Biochemistry of the Immune System
CHMI 4486E Advanced Medicinal Chemistry
FORS 3036E Forensic Anatomy of Human Skeleton
INTE 3107E Pathophysiology
PHIL 2345E Bioethics: Human Life Issues
PHYS 2606E Biophysics of Fluids
PHYS 2616E Physics of Hearing and Vision
PHYS 3306E Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
PHYS 3616E Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences
PHYS 3626E Radiation Biophysics and Physics of Medical Imaging
PSYC 2606E Brain and Behaviour
PSYC 2617E Human Neuropsychology
PSYC 3506E Neuropharmacology
PSYC 3507E Behavioural Neurobiology
- Students may take a maximum of 12 ANTR credits from the above list.
- Certain core courses and senior level courses are offered in alternate years. These courses must be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.
- To graduate, a minimum of 6 BIOL credits have to be taken in 4000 level courses.
- A student must have at least a cumulative GPA of 7 (B+) in all Biology courses to take BIOL 4035 and BIOL 4381E from List B.
- To take upper year courses their pre-requirements have to be fulfilled.
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Linear Algebra I
Physics for the Life Science I
Physics for the Life Science II
Human Biological Variation, Adaptations and Health
Introduction to Microbiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Diversity of Plants
Principles of Ecology
Vertebrate Form and Function
Diversity of Animals
Biological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Natural Products: Organic and Biochemical Features
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Medical Radiation Physics
Medical Radiation Physics
Biophysics of Fluids
Physics of Hearing and Vision
Brain and Behaviour
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics for Scientists
Human Skeletal Biology
Public Health and Epidemiology
Medical Anthropology: Medicine, Culture and Society
Ethnomedicine: Cross-Cultural Healing
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Experimental Methods in Biology
Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
Intro. Medicinal Chemistry
Forensic Anatomy of the Human Skeleton
Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
Physics of Medical Imaging
Physics of Radiation Therapy
Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences
Evolutionary Medicine and Health EL
Research and Seminar
Recombinant DNA Technology
Core faculty members
Alarie, Yves: Invertebrate systematics
Basiliko, Nathan: Environmental microbiology; ecosystem ecology; soils
Beckett, Peter: Restoration ecology; wetlands
Gagnon, Jeffrey: Obesity and metabolic disease
Gunn, John: Fisheries ecology and management
Lamothe, Suzanne: Permanent sessional lecturer
Lesbarrères, David: Evolutionary ecology; herpetology
Litzgus, Jackie: Ecology and conservation of reptiles at risk
Mallory, Frank: Wildlife management & behavioural & biomedical ecology
Martinez-Garcia, Mery: Animal physiology in changing environments
Nasserulla, Sabah: Permanent sessional lecturer
Nkongolo, Kabwe: Human and plant genetics
Robitaille, Jean-François: Behavioural ecology of Mustelids
Ryser, Peter: Ecology of wetland plants; root ecology; heavy metal stress
Saleh, Mazen: Molecular biophysics; bacterial environmental interactions
Schulte-Hostedde, Albrecht: Applied evolutionary ecology