Courses

The Specialist program requires 13.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least four 400-series courses. 

First and Second Year

You will take foundation courses similar to any program in the basic medical sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. 

First Year: 

  • BIO120H1 and BIO130H1
  • (CHM135H1 and CHM136H1) or CHM151Y1
  • (MAT135H1 and MAT136H1) or MAT137Y1 or MAT157Y1 

First or Second Year: 

  • (PHY131H1 and PHY132H1) or (PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)

Second Year: 

  • BCH210H1
  • BIO230H1
  • BIO260H1 or HMB265H1
  • CHM220H1
  • CHM247H1 or CHM249H1
  • PSL300H1
  • PSL301H1
  • STA220H1 or BIO220H1 

Third Year

You begin an in-depth study of disease mechanisms while taking additional courses in cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, immunology, and infectious disease.  

Fourth Year

Fourth year offers you a range of specialized courses in areas including cancer, infection, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disease.

During this final year, you will carry out a research project under the personal supervision of one of our faculty members. 

Requirements: 

The Specialist program requires 13.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least four 400-series courses. 

At least four of:

If the research project LMP405Y1 is taken, three additional courses from the list are still required.  

Others: