This innovative program combines the problem-solving capabilities of Computer Science with the most advanced techniques of the life sciences, resulting in endless possibilities for improving health care. Courses in this multi-disciplinary program include: Computer-Integrated Surgery, Genetics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development. This program is suitable for many careers, including medicine and medical research.

## Program Requirements

The following are the requirements for the Biomedical Computing Specialization. This information is meant as a guide and is subject to change. The precise and up-to-date requirements for Computing degrees can be found online in the University's Academic Calendar. In case of discrepancies, please notify the School's Curriculum Coordinator.

A half-year/one-term course is worth 3.0 units, while a full-year/two-term course is worth 6.0 units.

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

## 1. Core | ||

A. Complete the following: | ||

CISC 121 | Introduction to Computing Science I | 3.00 |

CISC 124 | Introduction to Computing Science II | 3.00 |

B. Complete the following: | ||

BIOL 102 | Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology | 3.00 |

BIOL 103 | Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems | 3.00 |

C. Complete the following: | ||

CHEM 112 | General Chemistry | 6.00 |

D. Complete 6.00 units from the following: | 6.00 | |

Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Introduction to Linear Algebra | ||

Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Linear Algebra | ||

Linear Algebra | ||

E. Complete 6.00 units from the following: | 6.00 | |

Differential and Integral Calculus | ||

Differential and Integral Calculus | ||

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 | ||

Probability I | ||

G. Complete the following: | ||

CISC 203 | Discrete Mathematics for Computing II | 3.00 |

CISC 204 | Logic for Computing Science | 3.00 |

CISC 221 | Computer Architecture | 3.00 |

CISC 223 | Software Specifications | 3.00 |

CISC 235 | Data Structures | 3.00 |

CISC 271 | Linear Data Analysis | 3.00 |

H. Complete the following: | ||

BIOL 205 | Mendelian and Molecular Genetics | 3.00 |

I. Complete the following: | ||

BCHM 218 | Molecular Biology | 3.00 |

J. Complete the following: | ||

CISC 330 | Computer-Integrated Surgery | 3.00 |

CISC 352 | Artificial Intelligence | 3.00 |

CISC 360 | Programming Paradigms | 3.00 |

CISC 365 | Algorithms I | 3.00 |

K. Complete 3.00 units from the following: | 3.00 | |

Proteins and Enzymes | ||

Comparative Biochemistry | ||

L. Complete the following: | ||

BIOL 331 | Analytical Genomics | 3.00 |

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: | ||

CISC 497 | Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing | 3.00 |

O. Complete 3.00 units from the following: | 3.00 | |

Software Evolution | ||

Advanced Undergraduate Project | ||

Undergraduate Thesis | ||

## 2. Option | ||

A. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list: | 12.00 | |

Electives | ||

Elective Courses | 18.00 | |

Total Units | 120.00 |

## 3. Substitutions

A. Students in the internship version of this Plan will substitute 3.00 units from COMP at the 300-level for requirement 1.O. (CISC 499). In addition, the B.Cmp.(Hons.) Program requirements will be increased by 6.00 units from COMP at the 300-level, for a total of 126.00 units if the student is taking a 12-month internship, or by 9.00 units from COMP at the 300-level, for a total of 129.00 units if the student is taking a 16-month internship.

## 4. 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 the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 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 CISC 500 working on a project directly related to Biomedical Computing may count 3.00 units towards BMCO_Options.

D. 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 in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

## 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.

### BMCO_Options

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Options in the Biomedical Computing Plan | ||

CHEM 281 | General Organic Chemistry I (with Virtual Laboratory) | 3.00 |

CHEM 282 | General Organic Chemistry II | 3.00 |

CHEM 285 | General Organic Chemistry II (with Virtual Laboratory) | 3.00 |

PHGY 215 | Principles of Mammalian Physiology l | 3.00 |

PHGY 216 | Principles of Mammalian Physiology ll | 3.00 |

(ANAT; BIOL; BCHM; CANC; CISC; CISC_Subs; CRSS; DDHT; EPID; LISC; MBIO; MICR; PATH; PHAR; PHGY) at the 300-level or above |

### CISC_Subs

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Courses in other departments usable as CISC Options | ||

COMM 365 | ||

ELEC 470 | Computer System Architecture | 3.00 |

MATH 272 | Applications of Numerical Methods | 3.00 |

MATH 337 | Stochastic Models in Operations Research | 3.00 |

MATH 401 | Graph Theory | 3.00 |

MATH 402 | Enumerative Combinatorics | 3.00 |

MATH 434 | Optimization Theory with Applications to Machine Learning | 3.00 |

MATH 474 | Information Theory | 3.00 |

### STAT_Options

Code | Title | Units |
---|---|---|

Statistic Course Options | ||

BIOL 243 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

CHEE 209 | Analysis Of Process Data | 3.00 |

COMM 162 | Managerial Statistics | 3.00 |

ECON 250 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

GPHY 247 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

KNPE 251 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

NURS 323 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

POLS 285 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

PSYC 202 | Statistics in Psychology | 3.00 |

SOCY 211 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

STAM 200 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |

STAT 263 | Introduction to Statistics | 3.00 |