Course & Program Guidelines (BCC)


Department >> Faculty of Medicine Biomedical Curriculum Committee >> Faculty of Medicine Associate Dean of Biomedical BSc, Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs/Deanery >> SCTP >> APC >> Senate

  • Department initiates proposal for new courses and programs and changes to existing courses and programs to the Biomedical Curriculum Committee (BCC) after approval of the Departmental Curriculum Committee and/or Department Chair/Unit Director.  The application form must be signed and the online submission must be approved in Minerva by the Chair/Director. Application is then forwarded to Graduate Studies Administrator - Faculty of Medicine bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca

  • The application is then reviewed by the BCC that will communicate with the Department/Unit/School if more information is needed.
  • Once approved by the BCC, The Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Biomedical BSc approves and the application is then forwarded to the University Sub-Committee on Courses and Teaching Programs (SCTP).
  • The approved proposal will proceed to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and University Academic Policy and Planning Committee (APC).
  • The proposal is presented to the Faculty of Medicine General Assembly and to Senate for ratification.



Submission Deadline for BCC

BCC Meeting

CGPS Meeting

SCTP Meeting

Monday, 29 August 2016

Wednesday, 7 September 2016  

Monday, 26 September 2016 Thursday, 29 September 2016
Monday, 12 September 2016

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016 Thursday, 20 October 2016
Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Monday, 17 October 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016 Thursday, 10 November 2016
Monday, 7 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Monday, 12 December 2016 Thursday, 1 December 2016
Monday, 12 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Monday, 16 January 2017 Thursday, 5 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017*

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Monday, 13 March, 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017*

Monday, 13 March 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017*

Monday, 3 April 2017

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017 Thursday, 4 May 2017

* Indicates two SCTP meetings in the same month

Submission guidelines:  **Please note the new email address for submission bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca**

  • Course Proposal/Revision Forms: to be submitted via Minerva and the completed PRN must be forwarded as a PDF (with all accompanying documents) to bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Please submit all Course Revisions/Proposals with their attachments as one PDF.  Cover page must be the Minverva document.  **Please note if submitting via paper form please submit an editable WORD DOCUMENT to bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Note: Please do NOT use the "Display Printable PDF" button in Minerva.  To create a PDF of the PRN please select "print", and choose the "adobe PDF" as the printer.  Please save the document as: PRN Number_Complete (i.e. PRN 1234_Complete)
  • Program Proposal/Revision Forms: signed PDF and editable WORD DOCUMENT to be submitted to bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca (bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca  )Please submit one PDF that includes all accompanying documents (i.e. department consultations, course requirements, etc.).  All signatures must be included.

All proposals must be received by the BCC submission deadline with ALL required signatures.  Proposals without signatures will not be reviewed. This allows time for proposals to be given a preliminary review and potential problems resolved. Late submissions will not be accepted.

For more guidance on where to find and how to complete the revision and proposal forms and for documents, please visit:



The Biomedical Curriculum Committee of the Faculty of Medicine includes the following dedicated members:

Biomedical Curriculum Committee Members

Dr. David Ragsdale Neurology & Neurosurgery Chair david [dot] ragsdale [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Dr. Dana Anaby

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy


dana [dot] anaby [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Robert Funnell

Biomedical Engineering


robert [dot] funnell [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Robert Murgita

Microbiology & Immunology


robert [dot] murgita [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Mrs. Norma Ponzoni

Nursing Member

norma [dot] ponzoni [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Isabelle Rouiller

Anatomy & Cell Biology


isabelle [dot] rouiller [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Jason Tanny Pharmacology & Therapeutics Member

jason [dot] tanny [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Dr. Melissa Vollrath Physiology Member melissa [dot] vollrath [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Faculty contact: bcc [dot] med [at] mcgill [dot] ca







 *A special thank you to the Faculty of Science for allowing us to use parts of their Academic Committee website*