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Major program

This 68-credit program is designed for students who want to acquire a substantial background in microbiology and immunology, and in related disciplines (chemistry, biology, biochemistry). This will prepare them for professional schools, graduate education, or for entry in industry or in research institutes.

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.

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

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 (26 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

Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function
3
BIOL 202 (W) Basic Genetics 3
CHEM 212 (F or W)* Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 222 (F or W)** Organic Chemistry II 4

* 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.
** Students who have taken Organic Chemistry II in CEGEP (202-302) are usually exempted from Chemistry CHEM222. Those students will need to take additional elective courses to obtain the required amount of credits.

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U2 Required Courses (21 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
BIOC 311 (F) Metabolic Biochemistry 3
BIOC 312 (W) Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3

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U3 Required Courses (9 credits)

Course #TitleCredits
MIMM 413 (W) Parasitology 3
MIMM 465 (F) Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3
MIMM 466 (W) Viral Pathogenesis and Host Defences 3

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Complementary Courses in U1, U2, or U3 (9 credits)

An additional 9 credits must be taken from the following:

Course #TitleCredits
BIOL 300 (F) Molecular Biology of the Gene 3
BIOL 314 (F) Molecular Biology of Oncogenes 3
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) Membranes & Cellular Signalling 3
BIOC 450 (F) Protein Structure and Function 3
BIOC 454 (F) Nucleic Acids 3
BIOC 458 (W) Membranes & Cellular Signalling 3
CHEM 203 (F)
or
CHEM 204 (F or W)
A Survey of Physical Chemistry

Intro. Phys. Chemistry for Biological Science Students
3
EXMD 504 (F) Biology of Cancer 3
MIMM 387 (W) Applied Microbiology and Immunology 3
MIMM 414 (F) Advanced Immunology 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

* Timetable conflict with MIMM324(F); should be taken in U-1 or U-3