Biomedical Biology

Delve into how the human body works as a window of discovery for new ways to treat and cure diseases.

Overview

This specialization provides a strong background in areas relevant to medicine within the field of biology. Students can pursue combined degrees in other disciplines such as psychology, anthropology, etc. 

Courses include human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, histology, and developmental biology. In addition, students can choose elective courses from the Social Sciences or Humanities, and from other disciplines.

Key Features

Starting in first year, students are provided opportunities to engage in hands-on learning in labs.
Students may also engage in research activities under the supervision of professors from Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and Health Sciences North.
The specialization in Biomedical Biology provides students with a wide variety of careers paths and students who are highly motivated for careers in the biomedical field will do very well in this program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomedical field
  • Chiropractic
  • Dentistry
  • Graduate studies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Human and veterinary medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Teaching

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

Chantae Robinson, Biomedical Biology

I require an environment that provides me with many opportunities to flourish and grow intellectually as well as socially, and Laurentian has been that for me. For example, Laurentian has given me many avenues to get first-hand experience within the field I wish to pursue post-graduation. For me particularly, this is the research field. There are many opportunities to work with professors, where you are able to apply your theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. Because of the smaller campus, I have greater opportunities to network and I advise prospective students to do the same as Laurentian is firmly built for student success. 

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