The modules in Medical Biophysics allow students to combine studies in a related discipline such as applied mathematics or medical science, or with an outside field such as economics or statistics. For the greatest concentration of biophysics there are three Honors Specialization Modules: The pathway into these modules can be through: The Honors Specialization Modules include:
Dr. Abbas Samani
Welcome to the Discipline of Medical Biophysics
the Undergraduate Chair, Dr. Abbas Samani
Simply, it is the study of living things through the application of the laws and principles of physics. Our teaching and research focus on the biophysics of the human body and of higher animals. Many of the teaching faculty in the department are scientists in one of the research institutes associated with Western, and bring special topics from their research such as blood flow, orthopedic mechanics, medical imaging and cancer biology.
The department has a long history, originating in 1947 as the first Department of Biophysics in Canada, under the leadership of the pioneering biophysicist and gifted teacher - Alan C. Burton, M.B.E., Ph.D., F.R.S.C. The first undergraduate program began in 1966, occurring along with the opening of the new Medical Sciences Building, and new undergraduate programs in the other medical science disciplines. The department was renamed Medical Biophysics in 1984 in recognition of the main themes for research and teaching.
For students contemplating graduate training, the 4970 and 4971 courses provide a window into that career path, and for some students the work from the project has led to publications with the student as one of the publishing authors. Graduating students often go on to professional programs like Medical Physics, Dentistry, Medicine or Physical Therapy, to graduate research training toward the MSc or PhD degree, or to work as laboratory researchers in industry or university departments. Again, welcome to our courses and modules in Medical Biophysics.
The modules in Medical Biophysics allow students to combine studies in a related discipline such as applied mathematics or medical science, or with an outside field such as economics or statistics.
For the greatest concentration of biophysics there are three Honors Specialization Modules:
The pathway into these modules can be through:
The Honors Specialization Modules include:
Important News for 2014 Graduate Applicants
In Your Statement of Intent, please indicate in which area(s) of graduate research you are interested & why your academic and research background has attributes relevant to your intention to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Biophysics.
If you are a domestic applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.
If you are applying to the PhD Med Biop Clin MSc CAMPEP Accredited stream of the Medical Biophysics graduate program - START HERE
If you are an international applicant - START HERE - to submit your application.
MUST READ: Graduate Chair's Notes for All MBP Students
The Top 10 Things A MBP Graduate Student Needs To Know (presented by Baraa Al-Khazraji, senior PhD student)
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Western's Learning Skills Services for Graduate Students offers excellent advice and counselling about balancing the challenges of conducting research, writing your dissertation, and maintaining a personal life. An effective example of their services is tips on time management.
View the Slide Show from the 2013 A. C. Burton Lecture
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In Memory of Dr. Alan C. Groom, Professor Emeritius, the Alan C. Groom Memorial Fund Has Been Established. See Presentation ...
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ALAN C. BURTON
VIDEO SEMINAR COLLECTION
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