Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry BSc

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Key Information

  • Study Level:

    Bachelor

  • Duration:

    4 Years

  • Study Mode:

    Full Time

  • Start Date:

    01 September 2020

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Course Summary

 Biochemistry is a broad subject, encompassing all of the chemical processes which occur within living organisms. Biochemists look at life form the molecular level up, combining the principles of biology and chemistry to form the basis of much of the modern world’s medical science, pharmacology and other fields of study.

The University of Toronto’s BSc program in Biochemistry gives you the understanding, background knowledge and laboratory skills you’ll need to begin your career as a biochemist, and allows you to begin specialising in many different sub-fields such as biotechnology, enzyme mechanisms, gene expression and development, membranes and transport, metabolic diseases, molecular cell biology, molecular evolution, protein folding, proteomics and bioinformatics, signal transduction and regulation, structural biology and more.  

The program stresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of this exciting and rapidly evolving discipline, as well as giving you the critical thinking skills you’ll need to evaluate new research and technological developments.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

Course Outline

This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

Typical Modules Include:

  • Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Advanced Research Project in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry
  • Advanced Special Project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Advanced Summer Research Project in Biochemistry
  • Antibiotics and Antibiotic Targets
  • Applied Bioinformatics
  • Biochemistry I: Proteins, Lipids and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry II: Nucleic Acids and Biological Information Flow
  • Biochemistry Laboratory I
  • Biochemistry Laboratory II
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Incubator Capstone Project
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Genomics of Microbial Communities in Human Health and Beyond
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Course in Biochemical Techniques
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Membrane Dynamics of the Cell Surface
  • Membrane Proteins: Structure, and Function
  • Organelles in Cell Function and Death
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • Protein Trafficking in the Secretory & Endocytic Pathways
  • Proteins: from Structure to Proteomics
  • Regulation of Signalling Pathways
  • Research Opportunity Program
  • Research Opportunity Program
  • Research Project in Biochemistry
  • Research Readiness and Advancing Biomedical Discoveries
  • Special Project in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • Structural Biology: Principles and Practice
  • Structure and Function of the Nucleus
  • Summer Research in Biochemistry

Learning And Teaching

The University of Toronto’s Learning and Teaching policy includes a range of initiatives and programs to foster best practices. These include the Teaching Stream Pedagogical Grant (TSPG),

Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF), First-Year Learning Communities (FLC), First-Year Seminars, Research Opportunity Program, Research Excursion Program and International Course Module Program (ICM). The coursework itself is delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though there will also be frequent skills workshops and special events.

Career Possibilities

Whether you take the University of Toronto’s BSc in Biochemistry as a Major or as a Specialist program, you’ll open up the possibility for both teaching and research roles. You can build a career in either the private or public sector, in a wide range of different industries. Many graduates go on to take employment in colleges and universities, in forensic or clinical laboratories, or in a pharmaceutical context. Others have gone into marketing, finance or even law.

Entry & Credit

Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

 Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. Great weight will be given to the GPA earned by your final year. 

All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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