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Biomedical Sciences

The study of applied biological science, in terms of health care and physiological processes.

Med students having a coffee together

David, a Biomedical Sciences graduate, sits down to coffee with fellow medical school student Lavaanya (another graduate of the University of Waterloo). David firmly believes that his courses, instructors, and lab work fully prepared him for the MCAT exam and surviving the rigorous medical school application process.

Life is beautiful.

Study human and other animal systems with respect to their functions related to health, disease, and the healing process.

Diversify your knowledge by learning about viruses, bacteria, and other microbes, and how these, along with genetic and environmental influences, can impact health. Examine how the body ages, how disease and injury impacts it, and what diagnostic tools can identify physiological problems.

Think about, for example, a typical human — and you can visualize a lifetime of interaction with doctors, nurses, therapists, specialists, and technicians. Each of these interactions attributes to improving the quality of life that a person leads — be it in prevention, detection, or treatment of disease. Not one person goes through life without seeking the medical assistance of at least one professional trained in biomedical sciences — which means this particular program is of vital importance.


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Find out more about life as a Waterloo Biomedical Sciences student. Come in for a tour or to one of our open houses and you might even meet us in person!

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This major is only available in the regular stream of study


PROGRAMS COMMONLY ATTENDED BY GRADUATES

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS:
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Chiropractic
  • Physiotherapy

Over 60% of biomedical science students intend to further their studies through professional school or graduate students.Grad Cap Icon

GRADUATE STUDIES AT WATERLOO:
  • Bioinformatics, Systematics, and Evolution
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Physiology, Cell, and Developmental Biology
 

SOME OF THE SKILLS ATTAINED WITHIN THIS MAJOR

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  • Time management
  • Laboratory methodology
  • Data analysis
  • Resiliency
  • Communication
 

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