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Honours Medical and Biological Physics

Honours Medical & Biological Physics is the study of medically and biologically relevant problems using the concepts, ideas and techniques of physics.

In this program, students learn about medical imaging and processing, diagnostic and treatment tools, membranes and soft materials and molecular biophysics. Students will also develop computation and laboratory methods.

Program Type

Honours Bachelor of Science

Degree at Graduation

Unlimited Enrollment

Co-op Program

Beginning at Level 3

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Admission Requirements

Completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

  • 2 course from MATH 1A03, 1AA3, 1LS3, 1LT3, 1X03, 1XX3
  • 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
  • 1 course from MEDPHYS 1A03, PHYSICS 1AA3, 1CC3
  • CHEM 1A03
  • 1 course from BIOLOGY 1A03, CHEM 1AA3, MATH 1B03
  • 2 courses from the Science 1 Course List

Typical Second-Year Courses

PHYSICS 2B03

Electricity and Magnetism 1

PHYSICS 2C03

Modern Physics

PHYSICS 2G03

Scientific Computing

PHYSICS 2P03

Introductory Laboratory

MATH 2C03

Introduction to Differential Equations

MATH 2X03

Advanced Calculus 1

BIOPHYS 2S03

Exploration in Medical and Biology Physics

KINESIOL 2Y03

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

BIOCHEM 2B03

Nucleic Acid Structure and Function