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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.

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biosciences lab


The Bioscience Division within Humber delivers health-related science courses to most programs within the School. Didactic components are taught by professors using state-of-the-art instructional technologies. 

Leading in innovative learning, Bioscience courses use a combination of lectures, labs and tutorials to produce competent and talented Health Sciences graduates.

One-of-a-Kind Labs

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.

Experienced Faculty

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.

Students Enjoy Significant Lab Time

Student learning is greatly enhanced with labs, which is why Bioscience courses taught in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness allocate a significant portion of courses  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
•    Microbiology
•    Human Pathology
•    Human Pathophysiology

Dr. Jeff Semple

Watch the video to hear Dr. Jeff Semple explain how Humber students get hands-on experience in the Biosciences Lab.

One Leaf Tree

The Bioscience Division thanks the donors and families of Humber's Human Body Donor Program. The Faculty prioritizes respect for all peoples, living and deceased, and those who are part of programs that deal with decedents as part of their training adhere to the highest levels of ethical practise.


For more information on the Bioscience Lab, please contact:

Ron Stewart