Health & Disease Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2013

HMB: Health & Disease
The objective of the HMB: Health & Disease program is to provide students with a solid foundation in the biological sciences as it relates to basic human physiology and the mechanisms of disease and to facilitate the integration of concepts from across the life sciences, social sciences and humanities. In addition, students will acquire skills in laboratory science, experience with quantitative approaches, and develop effective communication skills to provide an appropriate background essential to research and problem solving in this field.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Note there are different options depending on whether a student has completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits, or 9.0 or more credits.

For students who have completed between 4.0 and 8.5 credits:

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses or their equivalents must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 65% in BIO130H1 will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

For students who have completed 9.0 or more credits:

Variable Minimum Grade
A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses or their equivalents must be completed:

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 65% in BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1 will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

Students applying for admissions to the program utilizing transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students entering from CEGEP or from another university should contact hmb.undergrad@utoronto.ca after their transfer credit assessment has been complete for program enrolment assessment. Please consult the Arts & Science Program Toolkit for more information on program enrolment.

Completion Requirements

Required Courses (13.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 400-level)

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

  1. ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
    Transfer credits will be accepted in lieu of the chemistry requirements only if they carry a direct exclusion or equivalency to a pre-approved chemistry course
  2. MAT135H1/​ PHY131H1/​ PHY151H1
  3. BCH210H1

Biological Foundations of Living Systems

4. BIO120H1, BIO130H1
5. BIO220H1
6. BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1
7. HMB265H1/​ BIO260H1
8. PSL300H1, PSL301H1
9. 1.0 credit from depth courses on the molecular biology of cells and tissues: CSB327H1/​ CSB328H1/​ CSB331H1, BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ PSL350H1

Health & Disease Concentration Courses

10. HMB202H1
11. HMB302H1
12. HMB322H1
13. 2.0 credits from: HAJ453H1/​ HMB401H1/​ HMB402H1/​ HMB422H1/​ HMB432H1/​ HMB434H1/​ HMB436H1/​ HMB437H1/​ HMB440H1/​ HMB441H1/​ HMB442H1/​ HMB443H1/​ HMB452H1/​ HMB453H1/​ HMB462H1/​ HMB470H1/​ HMB471H1/​ HMB472H1/​ HMB473H1/​ HMB474H1/​ JEH455H1/​ ANA300Y1/​ ANA301H1/​ CSB345H1/​ CSB351Y1/​ EEB325H1/​ IMM340H1/​ IMM350H1/​ LMP301H1/​ LMP365H1/​ LMP403H1/​ LMP406H1/​ MGY377H1/​ MGY378H1/​ NFS485H1/​ NFS486H1/​ PCL302H1/​ PCL362H1/​ PCL469H1/​ PCL470H1/​ PCL482H1/​ PCL483H1/​ PCL486H1/​ PSL404H1/​ PSL421H1/​ PSL425H1

Data Analysis and Research-Based Courses

14. 0.5 credit in statistics: EEB225H1/​ STA220H1/​ STA288H1/​ PSY201H1
15. 0.5 credit in bioethics: HMB306H1/​ HMB406H1/​ PHL281H1
16. 0.5 credit from upper-year lab course: HMB312H1/​ HMB314H1/​ CSB330H1/​ PSL372H1/​ BCH370H1
17. 0.5 credit from research based courses: HMB323H1/​ HMB342H1/​ HST373H1
18. 1.0 credit from HMB490Y1/​ HMB496Y1*

* A research project from a different unit may be accepted with prior written approval from Human Biology if the course is not counting toward a different program.

Health & Disease Specialists Notes:
1.
Courses can only count toward one requirement, even if listed as options to multiple requisites of the program
2. Not all courses listed have priority enrolment for Health & Disease specialists. Students are responsible for checking priority of courses and meeting course prerequisites for courses they wish to take.


Course Group

Health & Disease Centric Courses

HAJ453H1/​ HMB453H1, HMB202H1, HMB302H1, HMB312H1, HMB322H1, HMB342H1, EHJ352H1, HMB402H1, HMB422H1, HMB432H1, HMB434H1, HMB435H1, HMB436H1, HMB437H1, HMB440H1, HMB441H1, HMB442H1, HMB452H1, JEH455H1, HMB462H1, HMB474H1