The Biomedical Sciences Program is designed to provide students with basic and applied knowledge in the field of biology as it applies to health and disease. In the first two years, students complete a common core foundation of basic biology in an interdisciplinary approach. The students will then choose from four concentrations: Molecular and Cell Biology, Medical Sciences, Computational Biology and Genomics, and Drug Design and Development. Courses in each concentration cover specialized knowledge in the field, technical electives, and a research thesis project. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work in technical specialities in pharmaceutical, chemical, diagnostics companies or drug discovery centres. They would also be able to join research institutes and universities, continue postgraduate or professional degrees, or pursue leadership positions in their fields.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Within a few years of graduation, biomedical sciences program alumni will:
- Employ essential knowledge of specific fields of biomedical sciences via research-based education to enable graduates to fulfill the needs of the evolving job market in the biomedical sciences fields.
- Apply skills and knowledge of research-based education in academic careers that seek to create and spread knowledge in the field of biomedical sciences.
- Implement creative and analytical solutions for issues related to health and biomedical challenges in society and in the industry.
- Apply the multidisciplinary approach to complex problems in drug design, cell therapy, infectious diseases, and computational approaches to health issues, clinical laboratories, and biomedical start-up companies.
- Develop a collaborative network to integrate ethical, environmentally sound approaches to sustainable scientific practices.
Program Student Outcomes (SOs)
By the time of graduation, students should attain the following SOs:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
- An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or material to meet desired needs.
- An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.
- An ability to apply fundamental concepts in biomedical sciences to identify, evaluate and analyze problems that impact human health, and develop innovative approaches to solve emerging challenges in the field.
Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes
Program Enrollment and Degree Data