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Optional Learning Tracks

Students with an interest in a particular field of the health sciences are able to further customize their curriculum by taking one of seven specially-designed learning tracks. These collections of themed courses offer in-depth investigation in a variety of fields ranging from the Molecular Basis of Biology to Global and Population Health. They are completely optional and any student in the honours program can enrol in a learning track of their choice.

Each Learning Track consists of discipline-specific core courses and an additional 4 courses (typically 12 units) that students may choose from a specified list of BHSc option courses. It will be the responsibility of the student to complete any prerequisite courses required. The completed Learning Track(s) will appear on the student’s transcript. As students enter 2nd year, they can declare their desired learning track to their academic advisor, then as they enter 4th year, they must complete the Learning Track Declaration form so that it will appear on their transcript.

Anatomical Basis of Health and Disease

Anatomical Basis of Health and Disease

If you have a curiosity for how the human body works, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Applied Research Methods in Health Sciences

Applied Research Methods in Health Sciences

If you have a curiosity for the way in which health-related research is conducted, with the inclination for advancing critical-reasoning skills, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Global and Population Health

Global and Population Health

If you have a curiosity for health of an entire population, as well as the ways in which health in populations are appropriately measured, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation

If you are interested in the influence of microbes in health and disease and how our immune system responds to environmental stimuli, this learning track will be of interest to you.

Molecular Basis of Biology

Molecular Basis of Biology

If you have a curiosity for the fundamental processes of life and human disease at the molecular and cellular level, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics

Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics

If you have a curiosity for the beneficial and/or detrimental effects of drugs and environmental chemicals, you will find particular interest in this learning track.

Physiological Basis of Health and Disease

Physiological Basis of Health and Disease

If you have a curiosity for how the human body works, you will find particular interest in this learning track.