Jun 14, 2021  
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Certificate in Biomedical Research


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The Certificate in Biomedical Research is offered by the Departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Students who pursue the certificate will be engaged in world-class biomedical research programs and will acquire a broad range of research skills through substantive laboratory course and independent research project experiences.

Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Research must discuss their program of study both with their own program advisor and, where different, a program advisor in one of the Departments of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Pharmacology or Physiology. Completion of the certificate must be recorded with the Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education Committee at least one week prior to the application deadline for convocation (see Academic Schedule ). Students wishing to receive the Certificate in Biomedical Research must also apply through Undergraduate Student Services in their home Faculty by the application deadline for convocation (see Academic Schedule ).

Students may pursue the Certificate in Biomedical Research by fulfilling the existing requirements for their program and by completing at least ★18 in courses as follows:


  • Presentation at a research day or conference either on or off campus (see Note 1).

Notes:


Students should plan the completion of the research certificate in consultation with the program advisor of one of the departments listed to ensure appropriate courses are taken.

  1. The form of presentation includes both oral and poster.
  2. The courses and research projects listed are examples and the lists are not exclusive. Courses and research projects other than those listed may be approved as equivalent. For more information, please consult your program advisor. Final approval is by the Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education Committee.
  3. BIOCH 398 , CELL 398 , and MMI 398  may be used for credit towards ★3 in senior laboratory skills courses or ★9 in directed research project(s), but NOT both.
  4. If only ★6 in directed research project(s) is credited, other research completed during the student's undergraduate program may be considered as equivalent to ★3 in directed research courses. This research must be verified by the project supervisor, and must have been presented or disseminated in some form, normally poster, oral, or written. The Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education Committee will determine equivalence.

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