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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical SciencesNEW

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Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
Program Code: BM411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters
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Program Overview

Biomedical sciences is a growing interdisciplinary field of study aimed at understanding fundamental processes of life, applied sciences and application of this knowledge to medicine, human health, and related research. Biomedical scientists integrate knowledge from numerous fields of study such as physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology and paraclinical science. Through interprofessional collaboration, biomedical scientists create, revise and implement innovative  methods of preventing disease, diagnosing health concerns, analyzing current and potential analysis tools, and treatment options for various disorders and diseases.  

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program provides students with the education, knowledge, skills and hands-on experience through classroom work and through a summer field experience.   

The program plays a significant role in developing skilful graduates who, in turn, contribute to the development of new therapies and approaches targeted to enhance human health and wellness. Graduates of the Biomedical Sciences program may also choose to pursue higher and specialized education through masters and doctoral degrees, as well as medical school, dentistry or pharmacy to name a few.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Complete biomedical applications using scientific principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and biostatistics.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical science arising from fundamental, translational, and clinical research.
  3. Explain the principles and limitations of experimental and epidemiological techniques used in biomedical sciences.
  4. Demonstrate a set of core laboratory skills pertinent to Biomedical Sciences.
  5. Acquire, process, analyze, and communicate biomedical data using appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques.
  6. Disseminate biomedical information in a variety of written and oral formats, using clear and coherent arguments, to scientific and nonscientific audiences.
  7. Design, carry out, and interpret research in the biomedical sciences by applying scientific method.
  8. Acquire and collate information and data from various sources that are relevant to a given biomedical question and objectively interpret them to draw an informed conclusion.
  9. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct when working individually or as part of a team.
  10. Demonstrate safe and effective work habits in the laboratory complying with pertinent biomedical safety, standards, legislation, and regulations.
  11. Evaluate and discuss contemporary social and ethical issues related to the biomedical sciences.
  12. Evaluate recent advances in biomedical knowledge and recognize the limits of the scientific process.


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Work Placement

You will participate in one mandatory paid or unpaid 14-week work internship to gain full-time professional work experience. Work internship takes place during the summer months between 3rd and 4th Year. Work will occur in diverse settings such as for-profit or not-for-profit enterprises, public or privately funded laboratories, governmental or educational institutions, or medical/scientific environments. 

The experience will enhance the theoretical learning in the program, giving you hands-on application in the field of biomedical sciences. Work experiences might include supporting ongoing research, functioning as a collaborative member of a research team and/or creating, managing, reviewing, and communicating experimental data/findings. Students will be supported throughout their field experience with various key supports and key faculty and staff from the program.  

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The Humber Advantage

An Education in High Demand

Biomedical Sciences is a growing field in demand. This program provides students with a strong foundational education and experimental learning in the biomedical sciences through the study of function (biochemistry and physiology), structure (anatomy and histology), and paraclinical sciences (epidemiology and pharmacology). Graduates of this program will be well prepared to work in field of biomedical science in the private or public sector or more advanced studies/ training in many health including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy etc. The knowledge and skills gained within this program can be implemented within a multitude of environments, and the depth and breadth of those environments is continually growing.

State-of-the-art Labs

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences will benefit from state of art laboratories. The biotechnology laboratory is equipped with the latest technologies and equipment and is designed to maximize the teaching and learning experience. The bioscience laboratory is equipped with various tools and resources such as anatomical models, embedded and wet human specimens and other aids to enhance students understanding of anatomical relationships and physiological principles. 

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

You are driven, motivated, inquisitive and a problem solver. You are a team player and have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills. You have the desire to use your experiences and knowledge to continue learning and to help others. 

Your Career

In 2020, the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) indicated that the health science industry has the opportunity to become a leader in the economy and has the potential to create value by addressing all aspects of human health.  As well, the Canadian biomedical industry has been growing steadily in all related sectors. 

As the field of health care and medicine becomes increasingly advanced and complex, demand grows for highly skilled professionals with a biomedical science education. Many scientific firms in Ontario are successfully developing medical innovations aimed at treating diseases and enhancing the quality of life. Maintaining the expansion of this industry in Canada requires a workforce that is versed, skillful, and educated. From production lines, technologists, technicians, to scientists and researchers, there is a demand for educated work-ready qualified employees in the field of biomedical sciences. 

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open

Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 19, 2022.  Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 U English (ENG4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 U Mathematics (MHF4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4U or equivalent) 
      • Grade 12 Biology (SBI4U or equivalent)
      • Two Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above 

    Minimum Grades and Averages

    • A final grade of not less than 70 per cent in each of the listed course requirements 
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent

     

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac) (PC)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Contact Information

Erin Mandel-Shorser, acting associate dean
416-675-6622 ext. 5401
erin.mandel-shorser@humber.ca

Fees

The 2023-2024 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Degree Transfer Scholarships ($1,500 - $2,500)

Humber automatically awards degree transfer scholarships to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a one-year Ontario college certificate* or a two- or three-year diploma with a GPA of 80 per cent or more from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80 per cent or more will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $1,500 for a certificate program or $2,500 for a diploma program in recognition of their academic achievement. Certificates and diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required.

80%+ Certificate $1,500
One Time 80%+ Diploma $2,500

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.

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  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Erin Mandel-Shorser, acting associate dean
416-675-6622 ext. 5401
erin.mandel-shorser@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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