The Bioscience Division in the School of Health Sciences delivers health-related science courses to most programs within the School. Didactic components are taught by professors using state-of-the-art instructional technologies. Laboratory sessions, which are a significant component of most courses, take place in the School of Anatomy (housed in the Bioscience laboratory), unique to Ontario's colleges.
Leading in innovative learning, Bioscience courses use a combination of lectures, labs and tutorials to produce competent and talented Health Sciences graduates.
While a few colleges offer labs as part of their curriculum – Humber has the only publicly funded college lab that houses cadavers in Ontario. Humber's Bioscience lab is also equipped with anatomical models, embedded and wet human specimens and other aids to enhance students understanding of anatomical relationships and physiological principles – including ‘wet labs’. A wet lab is used to conduct experiments on physiological systems such as respiratory, circulatory or digestive and students are given the opportunity to test their own physiology.
All faculty members have completed doctoral studies and have significant research experience in their respective fields. Lectures are accompanied with one-week rotations of lab time. Courses are taught through a combination of in-class lectures, and small group laboratory and tutorial sessions. State-of-the-art technology allows students to access course information and summaries online.
Student learning is greatly enhanced with labs, which is why all Bioscience courses taught in the various programs in The School of Health Sciences allocate ¼ of each four-credit course to lab time.
These programs include:
Whereas Bioscience does not offer a specific certification, this Division supports the above Programs by providing courses in the following subjects:
• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Human Pathology
• Human Pathophysiology