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Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Biomedical Computing – Specialization (Computing) – Bachelor of Computing (Honours)

BMCO-P-BCH (Biomedical Computing)
BMCO-I-BCH (Biomedical Computing with Professional Internship)

Subject: Administered by the School of Computing in cooperation with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.
ʱ:Consists of 99.00 units as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
102Discrete Structures I3.00
121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
B. Complete the following:
102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
C. Complete the following:
ᷡ112General Chemistry6.00
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Linear Algebra
E. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
or
Differential and Integral Calculus
or
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
F. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics and Probability I
STAT_Options
G. Complete the following:
203Discrete Structures II3.00
204Logic for Computing Science3.00
221Computer Architecture3.00
223Software Specifications3.00
235Data Structures3.00
271Linear Data Analysis3.00
H. Complete the following:
205Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3.00
I. Complete the following:
218Molecular Biology3.00
J. Complete the following:
330Computer-Integrated Surgery3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
360Programming Paradigms3.00
365Algorithms I3.00
K. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Proteins and Enzymes
Comparative Biochemistry
L. Complete the following:
331Analytical Genomics3.00
M. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Fundamentals of Software Development
Database Management Systems
Computational Biology
Medical Informatics
N. Complete the following:
497Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
BMCO_Options
Electives
Elective Courses21.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. Students with no programming experience should review the Introductory Courses paragraph included on the School of Computing overview page in the Calendar.

B. ELEC courses are offered by Smith Engineering. Special permission may be required to register. All such courses will count as 3.00 units towards degree requirements in Arts and Sciences.

C. With the approval of the Undergraduate Chair, students who take 500 working on a project directly related to Biomedical Computing may count 3.00 units towards BMCO_Options.

D. Students completing the internship (BMCO-I-BCH) will be required to complete 117.0 units towards their Bachelor of Computing degree and 9.0 units in COMP internship courses for a total of 126.0 units.

E. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Biomedical Computing Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.

STAT_Options

Statistic Course Options
243Introduction to Statistics3.00
ᷡ209Analysis of Process Data 13.50
䰿Ѳ162Managerial Statistics3.00
䰿250Introduction to Statistics3.00
ұʱ247Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʷ251Introduction to Statistics3.00
鳧323Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʰ285Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʳ۰202Statistics in Psychology3.00
211Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ200Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ263Introduction to Statistics3.00
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Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.

BMCO_Options

Options in the Biomedical Computing Plan
ANAT at the 300-level or above
BCHM at the 300-level or above
BIOL at the 300-level or above
CANC at the 300-level or above
ᷡ281General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
ᷡ282General Organic Chemistry II3.00
ᷡ285General Organic Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory)3.00
CISC at the 300-level or above
CISC_Subs at the 300-level or above
CRSS at the 300-level or above
DDHT at the 300-level or above
EPID at the 300-level or above
LISC at the 300-level or above
MICR at the 300-level or above
PATH at the 300-level or above
PHAR at the 300-level or above
ʱҳ215Principles of Mammalian Physiology l3.00
ʱҳ216Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll3.00
PHGY at the 300-level or above

CISC_Subs

Courses in other departments usable as CISC Options
470Computer System Architecture 13.50
474Machine Vision 13.50
Ѵձ272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
Ѵձ337Stochastic Models in Operations Research3.00
Ѵձ401Graph Theory3.00
Ѵձ402Enumerative Combinatorics3.00
Ѵձ434Optimization Theory with Applications to Machine Learning3.00
Ѵձ474Information Theory3.00
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Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.