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Medical Physiology Minor
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The Biology and Kinesiology Departments have complementary strengths in medical sciences. The Medical Physiology Minor is designed to assist students pursuing health professional schools, biomedical graduate programs, or health-related careers.

The Medical Physiology Minor is available to students in all Honours and General plans.

Successful completion of this minor requires:
  1. 5.0 units distributed as follows:
  2. An overall average of 60%.
Additional conditions:
Normally, a maximum of 2.5 units (5 courses) obtained on a Letter of Permission Form or by transfer credit from another institution may be applied toward fulfillment of this minor. The department offering a required course must first deem the replacement course equivalent (this assessment includes relevant prerequisites).


  1. BIOL 130, BIOL 273 and PSYCH 101 are prerequisites for one or more of this minor’s required courses; therefore students must have taken them previously.
  2. Admission requirements vary greatly among professional schools. Students should consult schools directly when choosing courses to satisfy admissions requirements.
  3. Students interested in entering a health professional school should consider taking additional physical science courses (e.g. CHEM 120, CHEM 123, CHEM 266, CHEM 267, PHYS 111, PHYS 112), which may help them prepare for standardized admission examinations (e.g. MCAT, OAT, etc.).


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