SPECIALIZATION IN INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL SCIENCES (IMS)
This module leads to a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.
Admission to this Specialization module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to the Specialization module.
The 1000-level half courses listed below must each be completed with a mark of at least 60%:
1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and 1302A/B
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, 1500A/B
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, 1301A/B, 1501A/B
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B, 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 courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each prior to admission to the Specialization module in Year 3. These courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for additional requirements (averages, course load, etc.).
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.Module
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382A/B, 2581B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280AGroup 1: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Biochemistry 3381A, 3382A, Biostatistics 3100A, 3110B, Epidemiology 2200A/B, 3200A, Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, 3336F/G, 3501F, 3503G, 3505F, 3507G, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, 3100A, 3300B, Pathology 3240A, 3245B, Pharmacology 3620, Physiology 3120, 3140A, any of the former courses: Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2200A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, 3400B
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, 2382A/B, 2581B
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B
0.5 course from: Chemistry numbered 2100-3999 (2223B is recommended)
3.0 courses from: Groups 1 and 2 (see below), with a minimum of 2.5 courses selected from Group 1. A maximum of 2.0 courses from one subject area (e.g. a maximum of 2.0 courses in Biochemistry) can be used towards the Group requirement.
0.5 course from: Group 3
2.5 courses at the 4000-level from at least two of the following subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology.
Group 2: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319, Biochemistry 3385A, 3386B, 3390B, Epidemiology 3210B, 3315B, 3330F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 3500B, Pharmacology 2060A/B.
Group 3: Biochemistry 3380G, Medical Biophysics 3970Z, Medical Sciences 3900F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, 3620G, Pharmacology 3580Z, Physiology 3130Z, the former Biochemistry 3387G, Microbiology and Immunology 3600G
1. It is not mandatory to complete any Group 2 courses in the Specialization in IMS. If Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319 is taken as a Group 2 course, the module will be increased to 10.0 courses
2. See UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION for course requisites and the BMSc website for information about constraints (priority and restricted access) for all basic medical science courses.