Biomedical Physics

A combination of physics, biology and medicine – a recipe for success in many health-related fields.

The program has an interdisciplinary flavor in the biological and physical sciences.

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Physics, only available in English, prepares students for the workforce, to pursue professional certification in health-related professions or to continue with graduate studies. 

More information about the on-going research and activities at the Department of Physics can be found on this website.

Conseiller aux études

Robert Leclair

Téléphone : 705.675.1151 x 4355

Courriel : rleclair@laurentienne.ca

Bureau : Secretary: Curtis St. Jean, 705.675.1151 x 2220, cy_stjean@laurentienne.ca

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Méthode de livraison : Sur campus
Langue du programme : Anglais

The Biomedical Physics B.Sc. four-year program at Laurentian University is focused on the Health Sciences. The program covers areas in Biophysics (e.g. hearing and vision, biophysics of fluids) and medical physics (e.g. medical imaging, radiobiology). Besides these areas which apply physics to the Health Sciences, the students take several core physics courses, namely: modern physics, experimental physics, and electronics. The program also includes interdisciplinary courses. The students get to undertake a 4th year research project with a faculty member. These research projects lead to interactions between the Biomedical Physics students and also with students in other programs offered by the Department of Physics (M.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Physics, B.Sc. Radiation Therapy programs).

 

Program Highlights:

The students can tailor the program to their specific needs by choosing appropriate electives. In fact in the Specialization, out of the 120 credits, there are 42 credits of electives.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Science course (Chemistry recommended)

1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended)

2 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

Note pour les étudiants actuels

Les options de grade ci-dessous seront offertes lors de la prochaine année universitaire et ne le sont pas cette année. Si vous cherchez les cours à suivre afin de compléter les options d'un programme d'une année universitaire antérieure, svp consultez avec un conseiller académique.


Bachelor of Science (4 year) in Biomedical Physics

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in Biomedical Physics

First year

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 2105E          Human Anatomy and Physiology

   CHMI 1006E         General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E         General Chemistry II

   MATH 1036E        Calculus I**

   MATH 1037E        Calculus II      OR        MATH 1057E        Linear Algebra I

   PHYS 1206E        Physics for the Life Science I

   PHYS 1207E        Physics for the Life Science II

   3 elective credits#

* Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

**Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.

 

Second year:
   COSC 2836 – Computer Software for the Sciences – 3 credits
   INTE 2116 – Introduction to Oncology – 3 credits
   INTE 2126 – Interprofessional Education in Health Care – 3 credits
   PHYS 2506 – Medical Radiation Physics -– 3 credits
   PHYS 3506 – Physics of Medical Imaging – 3 credits
   PHYS 2117 – Experimental Physics – 3 credits
   PHYS 3306 – Radiobiology and Radiation Protection – 3 credits
   PHYS 3507 – Physics of Radiation Therapy – 3 credits
   STAT 2126 – Introduction to Statistics – 3 credits
   Electives - 3 credits#

Third and Fourth years:
   INTE 3307 – Clinical Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Practice – 3 credits
   PHYS 2006 – Introduction to Electricity and Electronics – 3 credits
   PHYS 2016 – Modern Physics – 3 credits
   PHYS 2606 – Biophysics of Fluids – 3 credits
   PHYS 2616 – Physics of Hearing and Vision – 3 credits
   PHYS 3616 – Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences – 3 credits
   PHYS 4115 – Research and Thesis – 6 credits
   Electives - 36 credits#

 

# Students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Science (3 Year) in Biomedical Physics

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

Concentration in Biomedical Physics

First year

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 2105E          Human Anatomy and Physiology

   CHMI 1006E         General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E         General Chemistry II

   MATH 1036E        Calculus I**          OR                MATH 1057E        Linear Algebra I

   PHYS 1206E        Physics for the Life Science I

   PHYS 1207E        Physics for the Life Science II

   3 elective credits#

 

*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

**Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.


Second year:
   COSC 2836 – Computer Software for the Sciences – 3 credits
   INTE 2116 – Introduction to Oncology – 3 credits
   INTE 2126 – Interprofessional Education in Health Care – 3 credits
   PHYS 2506 – Medical Radiation Physics -– 3 credits
   PHYS 3506 – Physics of Medical Imaging – 3 credits
   PHYS 2117 – Experimental Physics – 3 credits
   PHYS 3306 – Radiobiology and Radiation Protection – 3 credits
   PHYS 3507 – Physics of Radiation Therapy – 3 credits
   STAT 2126 – Introduction to Statistics – 3 credits
   Electives - 3 credits#

Third year:
   INTE 3307 – Clinical Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Practice – 3 credits
   PHYS 2006 – Introduction to Electricity and Electronics – 3 credits
   PHYS 2016 – Modern Physics – 3 credits
   PHYS 2606 – Biophysics of Fluids – 3 credits
   PHYS 2616 – Physics of Hearing and Vision – 3 credits
   PHYS 3616 – Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences – 3 credits
   Electives - 12 credits#

#Students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts.

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Minor in Biomedical Physics

   PHYS 1206/1207 or PHYS 1006/1007
   PHYS 2506   Medical Radiation Physics

Taking MATH1036, MATH1037 and MATH2066 will increase the selection of upper year Physics courses.
Students must take the courses in sequence and respect course prerequisites as listed in the academic calendar.

   A total of 15 credits should be chosen from the following:
      • 3 to 9 credits from LIST ONE – Biomedical Physics;
      • 0 to 9 credits from LIST TWO – Medical Physics;
      • 0 to 6 credits from LIST THREE  - Other Physics.

   Overall, a minimum of 6 credits must be at the 3000 level

LIST ONE – Biomedical Physics
   PHYS 2606  Biophysics of Fluids
   PHYS 2616 Physics of Hearing and Vision
   PHYS 3616 Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences

LIST TWO – Medical Physics
   PHYS 3306 Radiobiology and Radiation Protection
   PHYS 3506 Physics of Medical Imaging
   PHYS 3507 Physics of Radiation Therapy

LIST THREE – Other Physics
   PHYS 2006 Introduction into Electricity and Electronics
   PHYS 2016 Modern Physics
   PHYS 2017 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
   PHYS 2117 Experimental Physics
   PHYS 2137 Modern Optics
   PHYS 2406 Mechanics I
   PHYS 2407 Mechanics II
   PHYS 2626* Environmental Biophysics
   PHYS 3036 Classical Thermodynamics
   PHYS 3606* Chaos and Dynamical Diseases

Année :

PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Science I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Science II BIOL-2105EL - Human Anatomy and Physiology PHYS-2006EL - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics PHYS-2016EL - Modern Physics PHYS-2117EL - Experimental Physics PHYS-2506EL - Medical Radiation Physics PHYS-2606EL - Biophysics of Fluids
PHYS-2616EL - Physics of Hearing and Vision INTE-3107EL - Pathophysiology INTE-3307EL - Research Methods for the Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Practice PHYS-3306EL - Radiobiology and Radiation Protection PHYS-3506EL - Physics of Medical Imaging PHYS-3507EL - Physics of Radiation Therapy PHYS-3616EL - Use of Lasers and Fibre Optics in Health Sciences PHYS-4115EL - Research and Thesis