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Honours Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences Major with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques) (Lakehead/Georgian Partnership) (O)

Four Year program

*Denotes courses offered by Georgian College. Course descriptions can be found on the Georgian College website.

This combined degree/diploma program is offered combined by Lakehead University and Georgian College. Students will concurrently pursue the HBSc (Applied Life Sciences major) with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques offered by Lakehead University and the Biotechnology - Health diploma offered by Georgian College.

The first and second years of the program are offered on the Barrie campus of Georgian College; the third and fourth years are offered on the Orillia campus of Lakehead University.  Students must successfully complete the following Lakehead and *Georgian courses in order to receive both the diploma and the degree. 

Based on the successful completion of the 8 *Georgian courses listed, a total of 4.0 FCEs will be credited towards the HBSc (Applied Life Science) with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques.

Within the program requirements, the Biomedical Techniques Specialization consists of the following 3 full course equivalents:

0.5 FCE from Biomedical Techniques List 1
0.5 FCE from Biomedical Techniques List 2
0.5 FCE from Philosophy 2511, Anthropology 3312, Biology 4372
1.5 FCE *Georgian Courses: *Biology 2013, *Biology 2015, *Biology 2014 or *Biology 2016

An overall average of at least 70% in all required courses, including those specified in Lists 1, 2 and 3 for third and fourth year of the program, but not including the open electives must be maintained. Should the 70% average not be attained, the student may apply for the BSc (Applied Life Sciences Major) with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques.

First Year (Fall and Winter) Georgian College - Barrie Campus
(a) Biology 1050, 1051
(b) Chemistry 1110, 1130
(c) Mathematics 1171, 1172
(d) Mathematics 0210
(e) * Georgian Courses: *Biology 1031G, *Biology 1032G, *Biology 1039G

First Year (Spring/Summer)
(a) One-half FCE Lakehead University open elective

Second Year (Fall and Winter) Georgian College - Barrie Campus
(a) Anthropology 1032
(b) Biology 2230, 2171
(c) Physics 1113, 1133
(d) *Georgian Courses: *Biology  2012G, *Biology 2013G, *Biology 2015G, *Chemistry 1012G
(e) *Georgian Courses: *Biology 2014G or *Biology 2016G

Third Year (Lakehead University - Orillia Campus)
(a) Anthropology 2110, 3138
(b) Chemistry 2111, 2231, 3131
(c) One-half FCE from Type E course list
(d) One-half FCE from Biomedical Techniques List 1
(e) One-half FCE from Biomedical Techniques List 2
(f) One FCE from Philosophy 2511, Anthropology 3312, Biology 4372

Fourth Year (Lakehead University - Orillia Campus)
(a) Chemistry 3251/Biology 3252, Chemistry 3271/Biology 3272
(b) One and one-half FCE electives from List 1, 2 or 3 below
(c) Two and one-half FCE open electives

Biomedical Techniques List 1
(no lab, choose 0.5 FCE)
Anthropology 3317 – Medical Anthropology II
Anthropology 3715 - Plagues and Peoples
Anthropology 4430 - Molecular Paleopathology
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4132 or Biology 4132 – Biofilms
Biology 2035 - Human Physiology Survey
Biology 3330 - Molecular Biology of Development
Biology 3770 - Biology of Food Safety
Biology 4711 – Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Sustainability 3073 - Environmental Biotechnology

Biomedical Techniques List 2 (with lab, choose 0.5 FCE)
Anthropology 4219 - Human Skeletal and Dental Biology
Applied Bio-Molecular Science3135 or Biology 3135 - Molecular Genetics
Biology 3250 - Animal Physiology: Animal Communication and Control Systems
Biology 3251 – Animal Physiology: Organ System Operation and Regulation
Biology 3470 - Biotechnology of Plants

LIST 1
(Concepts in Applied Life Sciences)
Anthropology 3136 - Forensic Anthropology
Anthropology 3455 - Stable Isotopes in Bioanthropology
Anthropology 3715 - Plagues and Peoples
Anthropology 4417 - DNA in Forensic Science
Anthropology 4419 - Ancient DNA
Anthropology 4430 - Molecular Paleopathology
Anthropology 4450 - Forensic and Archeological Microscopy
Anthropology 3139 or Biology 3139 - Molecular Anthropology
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4650 or Biology 4650 - Issues in Biotechnology
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4132 or Biology 4132 - Biofilms
Biology 3253 – Animal Physiology: Intracellular Communication and Coordination
Biology 3330 - Molecular Biology of Development
Biology 3711 - Pathogenic Bacteriology
Biology 3770 - Biology of Food Safety
Biology 4230 - Cancer Biology
Biology 4372 - Bioethics Issues for the Life Sciences
Biology 4711 - Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Biology 4751 - Neurobiology I
Biology 4830 - Endocrinology
Biology 4850 - Neurochemistry
Biology 4855 - Pharmacology
Biology 4752 - Neurobiology II
Chemistry 3210 - Genes and Genomics
Chemistry 4111 - Research Seminars (only as co-requisite for CHEM 4901)
Chemistry 4515 - Introduction to Medical Imaging
Chemistry 4516 - MRI Physics and Medical Applications
Environmental Sustainability 3073 – Environmental Biotechnology
Kinesiology 3011 or Biology 3011 - Physiology of Exercise II
Physics 3511 - Biological Physics

LIST 2 (Concepts in Applied Life Sciences with Laboratory)
Anthropology 4219 - Human Skeletal and Dental Biology
Anthropology 4415 – Advanced DNA Laboratory Methods
Anthropology 4416 - Applied DNA Laboratory Methods
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 3135 or Biology 3135 - Molecular Genetics
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4710 or Chemistry 4710 - Advanced Research Methodology
Bioinformatics 3711 or Chemistry 3711 - Bioinformatics
Biology 3250 - Animal Physiology: Animal Communication and Control Systems
Biology 3251 – Animal Physiology: Organ System Operation and Regulation
Biology 3470 - Biotechnology of Plants
Biology 4111 – Parasitology
Biology 4218 – Laboratory Metods for Environmental Sampling
Biology 4770 - Food Microbiology
Chemistry 3231 – Organic Chemistry III
Chemistry 4210 - Principles of Medicinal Chemistry
Kinesiology 3010 or Biology 3010 - Physiology of Exercise I
Natural Resources Management 3450 or Biology 3450 - Biology of the Fungi

LIST 3
(Project in Applied Life Sciences)
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 3811 - Life Sciences Research Project I
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 3813 - Life Sciences Research Project II
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4811 - Life Sciences Research Project III
Applied Bio-Molecular Science 4813 - Life Sciences Research Project IV
Anthropology 4901 - Honours Thesis
Biology 4101 – Honours Thesis
Chemistry 4901 – Honours Thesis; Students must also take Chemistry 4111 if the Chemistry thesis is chosen
Physics 4901 - Honours Thesis

Notes:

1. A maximum of 0.5 FCE per term and a maximum of 1.0 FCE per academic year can be taken from any combination of directed reading, independent research, and thesis courses. Students can only take one FCE thesis course in their honours degree. Exceptions require permission of the academic advisor. This applies to all courses in List 3. (Other examples of this type of course are: Biology 3990, Biology 4610, Anthropology 4811.)

2. If the student is considering graduate school, it is strongly recommended that the 1.0 FCE from the courses on List 2 or 3 in Fourth Year include a thesis. Students need to arrange for a faculty supervisor before the start of Fourth Year if they wish to register in a thesis course.

3. The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of 0.5 FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in the third year of the program.

Four-year Non-Direct Entry program option

Bachelor of Science (Applied Life Sciences Major with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques) 4-year (Lakehead/Georgian Partnership)

This program option is for Honours students that are academically ineligible to continue in or complete the Honours program.

The program requirements are the same as for the HBSc (Applied Life Sciences major) with Specialization in Biomedical Techniques and Diploma in Biotechnology-Health program, except that students shall not take an honours thesis, as noted in List 3 Courses. Also, in order to remain in the program, students must maintain at least an overall 60% average in all required courses, including those specified in the List of Recommended Courses for third and fourth year of the program, but not including the open electives.