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Honours Medical and Biological Physics Co-op (B.Sc.)


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Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is by selection, and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 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 (B.Sc.)  with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Admission (Effective September 2024)


Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is by selection, and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 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 (B.Sc.)  with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in medical physics or 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  prior to the Fall Term of Level III.  Students are required to complete SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement.
  4. Students may take any combination of courses from Course List A - Medical Physics Focus, Course List B - Biological Physics Focus or Course List C - Soft Matter Focus.
  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.
  9. Completion of KINESIOL 2Y03  is required by graduation, however, students are encouraged to complete the course in Level II or III.

Requirements for Students Who Enter in September 2023 or Prior


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 including:

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: 15 units:


6 units

from

  • Course List A, Course List B, Course List C

     (See Program Notes 4, 5, 6, and 7 above.)

9 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes above.)

Requirements (Effective September 2024)


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 including:

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: 15 units:


6 units

from

  • Course List A, Course List B, Course List C

     (See Program Notes 4, 5, 6 and 7 above.)

9 units

  • Electives (See Program Notes above.)

Co-op Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level III

15 units from Academic Level III

+

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  

15 units from Academic Level IV  

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