Navigate / search

Health Sciences Biology Requirement

Candidates are expected to complete an introductory course of study in the growth, structure and function of living organisms.

Coursework in zoology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology and other sub-categories of the biological sciences will be accepted.

  •  If accompanied by study of human anatomy and physiology, coursework in botany will be accepted.

The following table provides typical names and descriptions for courses that will satisfy the biology requirement.

 

Typical Course Name Typical Course Description
Introductory Biology Survey course suitable for any major. Topics include animal (including human) structure, function, homeostatic mechanisms, organ systems, behaviour, higher plant systems, and major concepts in ecology.
General Biology An introduction to the principles of biological science. Will cover the cell from its chemical composition, structure, and function to the nature of information coding and transmission. This course also surveys the major phyla of animals, plants and fungi. Covers broad principles of cell biology, genetics, and evolution; physiology, ecology, and population dynamics of plant and animal systems.
Fundamentals of Biology An introduction to the principles of biological science. Will cover the cell from its chemical composition, structure, and function to the nature of information coding and transmission. This course also surveys the major phyla of animals, plants and fungi.
Life Science This course examines the biological hierarchy of organisation, emergent properties, the cellular basis of life, the correlation between structure and function, evolutionary adaptation, cellular order, reproduction, growth and development, energy utilisation, and response to the environment.