Curriculum

Curriculum changes effective September 2021


At the conclusion of their studies, graduates will have fulfilled most of the prerequisites for application to medical, dental or graduate school.

The following degree requirements are taken as a Standard Timetables.

For full course descriptions, visit UBC’s Academic Calendar.

YEAR 3 (31 credits/32 credits)

◾PATH 3001 – Background to Medical Laboratory Science (or CHEM 205 and 211 or Arts electives or first year English as required)3 (6) (7)
◾CHEM 3152 – Chemistry Integrated Laboratory (1)
◾PATH 301 – Basic and Physical Biochemistry for Medical Laboratory Scientists (4)
◾PATH 303 – Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Tissue Culture & Cytology (4)
◾PATH 304 – Normal Human Histology (4)
◾PATH 305 – Modern Microscopy (3)
◾PATH 306 – Laboratory Safety for Medical Laboratory Scientists (2)
◾PATH 327 – Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology and Parasitology (3)
◾PATH 375 – Introduction to Human Pathology (3)

YEAR 4 (30 credits)5

◾BIOL 300 or SPPH 400 – Biometrics (3)
◾PATH 402 – Medical Laboratory Science: Haematology (4)
◾PATH 404 – Diagnostic Histochemistry (6)
◾PATH 405 – Seminars in Current Topics (3)
◾PATH 406 – Clinical Chemistry (6)
◾PATH 407 – Medical Laboratory Toxicology: Analytical, Clinical (3)
◾PATH 408 – Research and Career Skills (3)
◾PATH 415 – Immunopathology (2)
◾Arts/English as required3

1Students from the science entry stream take PATH 300.  Students from the Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist entry stream either take PATH 300 or use the credit space to take CHEM 205 or CHEM 211 or Arts electives or first year English, as required.

2 BMLSc students who have not taken CHEM 211 prior to entry will be required to take it in third year, in preparation for CHEM 315.

5 PATH 438 – Directed Studies is an optional course available to students in fourth year.