Nov 14, 2019  
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Honours Medical and Biological Physics Co-op (B.Sc.)


Admission Note


Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II Honours Medical and Biological Physics with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0. Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education office and the Chair of the Committee of Instruction.

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in biophysics related placements.
  2. Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic work load as prescribed by Level and Term.
  3. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 2C00  and SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement and are strongly recommended to complete SCIENCE 2C00  in Level II.
  4. Completion of PHYSICS 2G03  is required by the end of Level III and is recommended in Level II.
  5. Students interested in medical physics or health physics, especially those considering postgraduate studies in these areas, should take 12 units from Course List A - Medical Physics Focus. These courses also contribute to the core knowledge and learning objectives required by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs.
  6. Students interested in biochemistry, in particular those interested in postgraduate studies in this area, should take 12 units from Course List B - Biological Physics Focus.
  7. Students interested in physics and soft matter physics, especially those considering postgraduate studies in these areas, should take 12 units from Course List C - Physics of Soft Matter Focus.
  8. Completion of either BIOCHEM 2B03  and 2BB3  or BIOCHEM 2EE3  and 3G03  is required, however, BIOCHEM 2EE3  and 3G03  are recommended.

Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units


Completed prior to admission to the program.

Level II: 30 Units


  • Completion of Level II Honours Medical and Biological Physics

Level III


Consists of academic studies (Fall Term), Co-op Work Term (Winter Term), and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level IV


Consists of academic studies (Fall and Winter Terms) and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level V


Consists of Co-op Work Term (Fall Term) and academic studies (Winter Term)

Fall Term:


Work Term

Winter Term: 14 units:


6 units

from

  • Course List A, Course List B, Course List C
6 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes 5, 6 and 7 above.)

Co-op Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level III

16 units from Academic Level III

+

SCIENCE 2C00  (if not already completed)

and SCIENCE 3C00  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0 

 

Level IV 15 units from Academic Level III 15 units from Academic Level IV

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WT0  

Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WT0  

14 units from Academic Level IV