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Medical Biophysics

Western University

Faculty:Medical Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biophysics
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,000
National: $8,600
International: $45,000
Scholarships:3

Description:

The Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degrees are four-year undergraduate degrees offered jointly by the Faculty of Science and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. You are registered as a Medical Sciences student in Years 1 and 2, and apply to the BMSc Program when you enter Year 3. In the BMSc program, you will study basic medical sciences and focus on all aspects of biology that define and influence the human condition. Emphasis is placed on understanding the normal human condition, mechanisms of current treatment and the search for cures.

Medical Biophysics is an interdisciplinary field, using the principles and laws of the physics sciences to describe and investigate biological processes for the purpose of medical application. This field involves collaboration between physics, biology, and the basic medical sciences, which is essential to learn about diseases and their processes, and how to effectively diagnose and treat them.

When combined with another Major offered by one of the Basic Medical Science departments, this module leads to a Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. If taken alone or combined with modules from other faculties, this program will lead to degrees such as BSc, BHSc or BA degrees.

Prerequisites:

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
• First year Biology, Chemistry and Calculus courses require Biology SBI4U, Chemistry SCH4U, and Calculus and Vectors MCV4U, respectively.

• First year Biology, Chemistry and Calculus courses are required for all modules offered by Medical Sciences



Recommended:

• Physics SPH4U



Please note that all course prerequisites pertain to an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, please refer to our Admissions Requirements website.
Test Scores:
  • Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]
Application Notes : View our English Language Proficiency Requirements for more information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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