Honors Specialization in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

 

We offer an undergraduate Honors Specialization module in the Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc) program. This is the first undergraduate program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics in Canada. For more information on the module, please see our brochure.


Admission Requirements:
Admission to this Honors Specialization module will occur in Year 3 and requires ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM.  Students will usually complete the MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY PROGRAM (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to the Honors Specialization module.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee enrollment, as admission is limited and competitive.
The 1000-level half courses listed below must each must be completed with a mark of at least 60%:

  • 1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and 1002B*, or the former Biology 1222 or 1223
  • 1.0 course: Chemistry 1100A/B and 1200B, or the former Chemistry 1020, 1050, or 023
  • 1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B, and Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B
  • 1.0 course in physics must be completed by the end of Year 2 and a minimum mark of 60% must be achieved in each of two half courses, as follows:
    • 0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, 1301A/B or 1501A/B
    • 0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B or 1502A/B

*Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.


The 2000-level courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% (unless otherwise indicated) prior to admission to the Honors Specialization module in Year 3.  These 2000-level courses will also be used towards the module requirements:

  • 0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A
  • 0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B
  • 0.5 course from:
    • Biology 2244A/B
    • Statistical Sciences 2244A/B with a mark of at least 75%
    • the former Statistical Sciences 2122A/B
  • 1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382B, 2581B
  • 0.5 course:  Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2200A/B with a mark of at least 75%

Courses in the Module (11.0 courses):

To see a comprehensive list of the course descriptions for this module, please see our Undergraduate Course list.

  • 0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A
  • 0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B
  • 0.5 course from:
    • Biology 2244A/B
    • Statistical Sciences 2244A/B
    • the former Statistical Sciences 2122A/B
  • 1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382B, 2581B
  • 1.0 course from the Social Science Subject List (see below)
  • 1.0 course: Biostatistics 3100A*, 3110B
  • 3.5 courses:  Epidemiology 2200A/B, 3200A*, 3210B, 3500A*, 4310A, 4320A, 4500B
  • 1.0 course from:  Biostatistics 4115B, Epidemiology 3315B, 4600A, 4615B
  • 1.5 course:  Epidemiology and Biostatistics 4900E (Research Project = 1.5 courses)

*Biostatistics 3100A, Epidemiology 3200A and 3500A must each be completed with a minimum mark of 70%.

Social Science Subject List:
Students must complete 1.0 senior course from one of the subject areas below (e.g. 1.0 course in Economics) and it is recommended that this 1.0 course be selected from the number range specified for the subject area.  Note that (i) two half courses from two different subject areas will not satisfy this requirement, and (ii) some courses may require a prerequisite.

  • Anthropology (2200 or above)
  • Economics (2100 or above)
  • First Nations (2100 or above)
  • Geography (2200 or above)
  • History (2200 or above)
  • Political Science (2230 or above)
  • Psychology (2100 or above, with the exception of Psychology 2800E, 2810 and 2820E)
  • Sociology (2200 or above)


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