Biomedical Science is a laboratory-based, two-year program aimed at preparing students for a variety of careers and professions in the life science, biotechnology and medical fields. This program will prepare you for careers in medicine, genetics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and research to name a few. You will have access to state-of-the art equipment and technology which rivals many post-secondary programs. Completion of Biomedical Science I within the same school year satisfies the life science graduation requirement.

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If combining medical and science is something a student enjoys this course has it all. Start an exciting career in biomedical now and be ahead of the game.


2.0 credits Grades 10-12

Biomedical Science is a two-year program for students interested in pursuing a major of career in the medical sciences, biotechnology and many affiliated fields. This is a very hands-on program where you will learn skills and techniques in our state-of-the art laboratory while preparing you for these high-demand jobs. In Biomedical Science 1 you will focus on microbiological techniques such as aseptic technique growing culture, media preparation, microbial genetics and identification. You will study techniques in DNA manipulation, cell culture, protein purification, microbiology, bioinformatics, and much more. If you enjoy the sciences in a hands-on laboratory environment, then this course is for you!
Prerequisite(s): Application and Grade of C or better in Biology

2.0 credits Grade 11-12

This is the second course in the biomedical science program with a focus on advanced topics and skills related to biomedical science, biochemistry and biotechnology. You will further your skills in areas including recombinant DNA technology, protein production, purification, DNA ‘barcoding’, and plant and animal cell culture techniques. As experienced scientists, you are given the opportunity to gain experience working independently on a number of long- term research projects. This course qualifies for 3 college credits in biotechnology.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in Biomedical Science I