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The following Basic Medical Sciences Programs are collaborative programs given by the Faculty of Arts and Science and Departments in the Faculty of Medicine :
Specialist Program - Biochemistry, Human Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology (Theoretical), Toxicology.
Major Program - Human Biology
Minor Program - Physiology
Admission to Specialist Programs: Students who wish to enrol in any of the specialist programs must first enter the Human Biology Specialist Program upon completion of at least 4.0 credits. Application forms are available at College Registrars' Offices or on the Web in April (see the Timetable under "Departmental Enrolment Instructions" for details). Admission is based on cumulative GPA and completion of the required first-year courses. Students entering third year may continue in the Human Biology Specialist Program or may apply to transfer to one of the other specialist programs upon completion of 8.0 credits including the required first- and second-year courses (see special requirements from individual programs in the box below). Transfer forms are available at College Registrars' Offices or on the Web. Admission is based on standing in prerequisite courses and GPA. Note that some 400-level courses give priority to program students of particular departments.
Students may enrol in only one of the Basic Medical Science Specialist Programs, with the exception of the double specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Enrolment in a Specialist and a Major is permitted. Admission to Human Biology Major and Physiology Minor Programs: Enrolment in these three programs requires the completion of four courses. No minimum GPA is required.
All Basic Medical Sciences Specialist Programs require the following courses:
NOTE: The Physiology (Theoretical) Program recommends PHY 140Y in First Year.
NOTE: Individual Specialist Programs have the following additional required courses:
Biochemistry: CHM 222Y/223Y
Human Biology: BOT 251Y/CHM 222Y/223Y/MAT 235Y/PHY 238Y/(STA 220H, 221H)/(STA 220H, JBS 229H)/ZOO 252Y/263Y
Immunology: CHM 222Y/223Y
Microbiology: No further courses required. Students should ensure that they fulfil the requirements of the Human Biology program in the event that they do not gain admission to the Microbiology program in third year.
Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology:
Nutritional Sciences: STA 220H, (STA 221H/JBS 229H)
Pharmacology, Toxicology: No further courses required. Students should ensure that they fulfil the requirements of the Human Biology program in the event that they do not gain admission to the Pharmacology or Toxicology programs in third year.
ANIMAL USE IN LABORATORIES
Laboratory investigations are part of life science programs at the University of Toronto. Programs in life sciences at the University of Toronto include courses that involve observation, handling, or experimentation on animals or on samples derived from animals. The use of animals in teaching and research is regulated by ethical and procedural guidelines and protocols. These are approved on an ongoing basis by the University Animal Care Committee, and follow provincial and federal government rules. We recognize, however, that some students may have strong reservations about personal exposure to any use of animal material in teaching. Students who want to avoid registration in programs or courses that include such labs are, therefore, encouraged to check in advance with the departments involved.
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