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Liberal program

This flexible 49-credit program provides students with a strong concentration in Microbiology and Immunology. Students can pursue a minor in another specialty.

A grade of C or better must be obtained in all required courses. A student who has a CGPA of 3.2 or higher can apply for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. However, we recommend that students who intend to proceed to Graduate Studies select the Major or Honours program. Students are required to do at least one minor or minor concentration in another discipline.

Prefixes and codes:

ANAT=Anatomy
BIOC=Biochemistry
BIOL=Biology
BIOT=Biotechnology
CHEM=Chemistry
EXMD=Exp. Medicine

MATH=Mathematics
MIMM=Microbiology
PATH=Pathology
PHAR=Pharmacology
PHGY=Physiology
PSYC=Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

F = Fall Term, W = Winter Term, F&W= Fall and Winter Terms

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Required statistics course (3 credits)

One of these three courses must be taken in U1, U2, or U3.

Course #TitleCredits
BIOL 373 (F) Biostatistic Analysis 3
MATH 203 (F or W) Principles of Statistics I 3
PSYC 204 (F or W) Introduction to Psychological Statistics 3

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U1 required courses (22 credits)

Course #TitleCredits
MIMM 211 (F) Biology of Microorganisms 3
MIMM 212 (F) Laboratory in Microbiology 3
MIMM 214 (W) Introduction to Immunology 3
BIOL 200 (F) Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 201 (W)
or
BIOC 212 (W)
Cell Biology and Metabolism
or
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
3
BIOL 202 (W) Basic Genetics 3
CHEM 212 (F or W)* Organic Chemistry I 4


* CEGEP students entering Microbiology are usually exempted from CHEM212, having already taken an equivalent course in CEGEP (202-202). Those students will need to take additional elective courses to obtain the required amount of credits.

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U2 required courses (15 credits)

Course #TitleCredits
MIMM 314 (W) Immunology 3
MIMM 323 (F) Microbial Physiology 3
MIMM 324 (F) Fundamental Virology 3
MIMM 384 (F) Molecular Microbiology Lab 3
MIMM 385 (W) Laboratory in Immunology 3

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U3 required courses (6 credits)

Courses totalling 12 credits must be taken; at least 6 of these credits must be in courses offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (see list below). The remaining credits must be chosen from the complementary course list.

Course #TitleCredits
MIMM 387 (W) Applied Microbiology & Immunology 3
MIMM 413(W) Parasitology 3
MIMM 414(F) Advanced Immunology 3
MIMM 465 (F) Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3
MIMM 466 (W) Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3
MIMM 509(W) Seminars on Inflammatory Processes 3

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Complementary courses in U1, U2, or U3 (3 credits)

 

Course #TitleCredits
BIOL 300 (F) Molecular Biology of the Gene 3
BIOL 314 (F) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes 3
CHEM 203 (F)
or
CHEM 204 (F or W)
Survey of Physical Chemistry
or
Intro. to Physical Chemistry/Biol. Science
3
CHEM 222 (F or W) Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 302 (F) Organic Chemistry III 3
BIOT 505 (W) Selected Topics in Biotechnology 3
ANAT 261 (F) Introduction to Dynamic Histology 4
ANAT 262 (W) Intro. Molecular and Cellular Biology 3
ANAT 365 (F) Cell Biology of the Secretory Processes 3
ANAT 458 (W)
or
BIOC 458 (W)
Membranes & Cellular Signalling
or
Membranes & Cellular Signalling
3
BIOC 311 (F) Metabolic Biochemistry 3
BIOC 312 (W) Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3
BIOC 450 (F) Protein Structure and Function 3
BIOC 454 (F) Nucleic Acids 3
BIOC 458 (W) Membranes & Cellular Signalling 3
EXMD 504 (F) Biology of Cancer 3
MIMM 387 (W) Applied Microbiology and Immunology 3
MIMM 413 (W) Parasitology 3
MIMM 414 (F) Advanced Immunology 3
MIMM 465 (F) Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3
MIMM 466(W) Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3
MIMM 509 (W) Seminars on Inflammatory Processes 3
PATH 300 (W) Human Disease 3
PHAR 300 (F) Drug Action 3
PHAR 301 (W) Drugs and Diseases 3
PHGY 209 (F)** Mammalian Physiology I 3
PHGY 210 (W) Mammalian Physiology II 3

* Students who have taken Organic Chemistry II in CEGEP (202-302) are exempted from Chemistry CHEM222.Those students will need to take additional elective courses to obtain the required amount of credits.
** Timetable conflict with MIMM324(F); should be taken in U1 or U3.