Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

Course Descriptions

Course Notes

The Department also teaches students in Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing; these courses are described in the appropriate sections of the Calendar.

Other Courses

The following courses given by other departments may be taken as a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology course toward BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degrees. See course descriptions in relevant section of this calendar.

Chemistry - CHEM 3601.03, CHEM 4601.03

Microbiology - MICI 4033.03

Pharmacology - PHAC 4403.03 as BIOC 4XXX, PHAC 4409.03 as an elective only.

Note: CHEM 3601.03 is considered to be BIOC 3000-level courses, and CHEM 4601.03, MICI 4033.03 and PHAC 4403.03 to be BIOC 4000-level courses when taken as part of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major and Honours degree programs. These courses, in addition to required non-BIOC 2000-level courses (BIOL 2020, BIOL 2030, CHEM 2401, CHEM 2402), cannot be counted towards the 18 credit hours in BIOC required for a Minor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.