Thursday, May 26, 2022

The difference between Biomedical Science and Health Sciences at uOttawa

Hi future Gee-Gees my name is Dante and today we'regoing to sit down with some students and talk about the differences between BiomedicalSciences and Health Sciences here at the University of Ottawa. We're going to talk abit about the different courses you might have, work opportunities, as well as thelab differences so make sure to stay tuned to learn about these amazingprograms! Hi my name is Hannah I'm in my second year of Biomedical Scienceshere at the University of Ottawa. Hi my name is Maritsa, I'm my second year ofHealth Sciences here at the University of Ottawa. in Biomedical Sciences we take courses inmath, sciences, psychology, and anatomy and we focus more on the core sciences. So here at theUniversity of Ottawa the Health Science program .

Gives you a global approach of health so itdoesn't only introduce you to the hardcore sciences but it also introduces you and gives youperspective of the social aspects of healthcare. The reasons why I chose uOttawa Biomed arethe research options available throughout my undergraduate degree in Biomed particularly theresearch option in your third and fourth year of study, another reason why I chose the uOttawaBiomed is the pure math and science-based classes which really appeal to my learning style and thisallows me to develop the base foundation that I need to explore a lot of different avenues ofstudy in the future and pursue my other passions. So why I chose Health Sciences at uOttawa,first of all I chose uOttawa is because University of Ottawa cooperates and works alongside thehospitals so always it has been my dream to .

Be in research that is with the universityand the hospital and right now I started with the UROP program the UndergraduateResearch Opportunity Program and right now I work at the research institute which isbasically i'm living the dream of research. In first year Biomedical Sciences you'll takecalculus, chemistry, biology, psychology, and anatomy. So in Health Sciences we do have our science hardcores for example we have our anatomy courses, our biology course, and our chemistry courses, butwe do also have sociology courses, and we have determinants of health, and immunology so as Isaid it's the hardcore sciences with the social aspects of healthcare combined together. uOttawamedical school does not discriminate against which undergraduate program you take all thatmatters is that you get your prerequisite .

Courses for uOttawa medical school. A benefit totaking biomedical sciences is that all of your prerequisites for utter west medicalschool are built into the course sequence. Yes, no matter if you decide to do Health Sciencesor any other program at the University of Ottawa you are qualified to apply for uOttawa med schooland Health Sciences you already obtained eighty percent of the uOttawa med school prerequisites andyou do have enough electives to obtain the rest. An undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciencesprepares you to pursue further studies in medicine, dentistry, and pharmaceuticals. So some careers thatyou can pursue directly out of Biomedical Sciences are forensics policy analysts or a scientist.So career options after Health Sciences are, but are not limited to, for example we haverehabilitation sciences, you can work in .

Many hospitals and facilities in canada, andalso you can work as a public health specialist you can also choose to obtain your master'sand apply to many grad schools here at uOttawa. There's a lot of ways to incorporateyour interests outside of classes to get involved in the medical field. For example youcan take a co-op within your undergraduate degree an example of a co-op is workingat the uOttawa Heart Institute and co-op is a great way to get workexperience in your related field. Another way to get involved is to get volunteerplacements at our local hospitals. Ottawa eneral and CHEO, our children's hospital here in Ottawa,are close by and these are great opportunities to get clinical experience and build relationshipswith people in the community as well as doctors. .

Another great option is to get involved in clubshere at uOttawa, we have a medlife club as well as a relay for life club and these are great ways tohelp out and raise money for medical related needs. Personally, the way that I was able to incorporatemy interest outside of my classroom it was to research. So my UROP placement was with researchproject working on women's health and afterwards I wanted to explore my interest in neurology socurrently I am working on a neurologic research project and so far it's been so amazing. Thanks forwatching, hope you learned about the differences and similarities between these two amazingprograms at the University of Ottawa! Feel free to drop a comment in the sections below orto reach out on social media at uOttawaFuture.


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