Biomedical Physics

A combination of physics, biology and medicine – a recipe for success in many health-related fields.

The program has an interdisciplinary flavor in the biological and physical sciences.

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Physics, only available in English, prepares students for the workforce, to pursue professional certification in health-related professions or to continue with graduate studies. 

More information about the on-going research and activities at the Department of Physics can be found on this website.

Academic Advisor

Robert Leclair

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 4355

Email: rleclair@laurentienne.ca

Office: Secretary: Curtis St. Jean, 705.675.1151 x 2220, cy_stjean@laurentienne.ca

How to Apply
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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

The Biomedical Physics B.Sc. four-year program at Laurentian University is focused on the Health Sciences. The program covers areas in Biophysics (e.g. hearing and vision, biophysics of fluids) and medical physics (e.g. medical imaging, radiobiology). Besides these areas which apply physics to the Health Sciences, the students take several core physics courses, namely: modern physics, experimental physics, and electronics. The program also includes interdisciplinary courses. The students get to undertake a 4th year research project with a faculty member. These research projects lead to interactions between the Biomedical Physics students and also with students in other programs offered by the Department of Physics (M.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Radiation Therapy programs).

 

Program Highlights:

The students can tailor the program to their specific needs by choosing appropriate electives. In fact in the Specialization, out of the 120 credits, there are 42 credits of electives.

Ontario High School Applicants

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 (Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended)

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 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

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.


Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Physics

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in Biomedical Physics

First year

BIOL 1506E     Biology I

BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology

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

3 elective credits#

* 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.

 

Second year
COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences
INTE 2116E     Introduction to Oncology
INTE 2126E     Interprofessional Education in Health Care
PHYS 2506E     Medical Radiation Physics
PHYS 3506E     Physics of Medical Imaging
PHYS 2117E     Experimental Physics
PHYS 3306E     Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
PHYS 3507E     Physics of Radiation Therapy
STAT 2126E     Introduction to Statistics
Electives - 3 credits#

 

Third and Fourth years
INTE 3307E     Clinical Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Practice
PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics
PHYS 2016E     Modern Physics
PHYS 2606E     Biophysics of Fluids 
PHYS 2616E     Physics of Hearing and Vision 
PHYS 3616E     Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences 
PHYS 4115E     Research and Thesis 
Electives - 36 credits#

 

# Students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Science (General) in Biomedical Physics

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

Concentration in Biomedical Physics

First year

BIOL 1506E     Biology I

BIOL 2105E     Human Anatomy and Physiology

CHMI 1006E     General Chemistry I*

CHMI 1007E     General Chemistry II

MATH 1036E     Calculus I**   OR   MATH 1057E     Linear Algebra I

PHYS 1206E     Physics for the Life Science I

PHYS 1207E     Physics for the Life Science II

3 elective credits#

 

*  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.


Second year
COSC 2836E     Computer Software for the Sciences 
INTE 2116E     Introduction to Oncology 
INTE 2126E     Interprofessional Education in Health Care 
PHYS 2506E     Medical Radiation Physics 
PHYS 3506E     Physics of Medical Imaging 
PHYS 2117E     Experimental Physics 
PHYS 3306E     Radiobiology and Radiation Protection 
PHYS 3507E     Physics of Radiation Therapy 
STAT 2126E     Introduction to Statistics 
Electives - 3 credits#

Third year
INTE 3307E     Clinical Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Practice 
PHYS 2006E     Introduction to Electricity and Electronics 
PHYS 2016E     Modern Physics 
PHYS 2606E     Biophysics of Fluids 
PHYS 2616E     Physics of Hearing and Vision 
PHYS 3616E     Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences 
Electives - 12 credits#

#Students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Minor in Biomedical Physics

PHYS 1206E/1207E   OR   PHYS 1006E/1007E
PHYS 2506E     Medical Radiation Physics

Taking MATH1036, MATH1037 and MATH2066 will increase the selection of upper year Physics courses.
Students must take the courses in sequence and respect course prerequisites as listed in the academic calendar.

A total of 15 credits should be chosen from the following:
      • 3 to 9 credits from LIST ONE – Biomedical Physics;
      • 0 to 9 credits from LIST TWO – Medical Physics;
      • 0 to 6 credits from LIST THREE  - Other Physics.

Overall, a minimum of 6 credits must be at the 3000 level

LIST ONE – Biomedical Physics
     PHYS 2606E     Biophysics of Fluids
     PHYS 2616E     Physics of Hearing and Vision
     PHYS 3616E     Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences

LIST TWO – Medical Physics
   PHYS 3306E     Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
   PHYS 3506E     Physics of Medical Imaging
   PHYS 3507E     Physics of Radiation Therapy

LIST THREE – Other Physics
   PHYS 2006E     Introduction into Electricity and Electronics
   PHYS 2016E     Modern Physics
   PHYS 2017E     Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
   PHYS 2117E     Experimental Physics
   PHYS 2137E     Modern Optics
   PHYS 2406E     Mechanics I
   PHYS 2407E     Mechanics II
   PHYS 2626E*     Environmental Biophysics
   PHYS 3036E     Classical Thermodynamics
   PHYS 3606E*     Chaos and Dynamical Diseases

 

Year:

PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Science I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Science II BIOL-2105EL - Human Anatomy and Physiology PHYS-2006EL - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics PHYS-2016EL - Modern Physics PHYS-2117EL - Experimental Physics PHYS-2506EL - Medical Radiation Physics PHYS-2506EL - Medical Radiation Physics PHYS-2606EL - Biophysics of Fluids
PHYS-2616EL - Physics of Hearing and Vision INTE-3107EL - Pathophysiology INTE-3307EL - Research Methods for the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Practice PHYS-3306EL - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection PHYS-3506EL - Physics of Medical Imaging PHYS-3507EL - Physics of Radiation Therapy PHYS-3616EL - Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences PHYS-4115EL - Research and Thesis