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Bachelor of Health in Biomedical Sciences and Health

University of New Brunswick - Saint John Campus University of New Brunswick - Saint John Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2023, May 2023, Jan 2024

Jan 2023, Sep 2022

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 18323

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 125

Application Fee

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48 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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85

TOEFL

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65%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Are you interested in learning about the basic biological mechanisms that underlie diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer? Are you interested in how psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, and addictions, affect the function of the brain and other body systems? If you are thinking about a career in a health-care profession or considering medical school, dentistry, pharmacy, or physiotherapy, the Biomedical Sciences and Health major could help you achieve your goals.

The biomedical sciences are the foundation for many careers in healthcare. Bachelor of Health students in the Biomedical Sciences and Health major take introductory and advanced courses in biology, chemistry and psychology. They also complete courses in the social and biological determinants of health, current health issues, health policy, the management of healthcare services, research methods and data analysis. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to produce a well-prepared and well-rounded health professional.

The Bachelor of Health degree is a 4-year interdisciplinary program focused on all aspects of health. Students develop the knowledge and the skills necessary for success in a variety of careers in the health sector. The program is also comprehensive preparation for further professional or graduate studies.

Why Biomedical Sciences and Health at UNB?
Students in UNB Saint John’s Bachelor of Health benefit from its location next door to the Saint John Regional Hospital. Through partnerships with Dalhousie Medicine NB (DalMedNB) and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Allied Health programs co-located at UNB Saint John, our students have access to DalMedNB’s Anatomy &Physiology lab and a state-of-the-art simulation lab at NBCC.

Our program provides students with a solid grounding in health and wellness in all its dimensions, as well as in-depth training in their chosen major in biomedical sciences.

Hands-on learning
Bachelor of Health students experience a variety of work settings in the healthcare system and in the community through job-shadowing and internships. Beginning in their first year, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in practical lab experiences and community-based research.

In the fourth year capstone course, students from all three majors come together to work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze and address a critical health issue identified in consultation with experts in the healthcare sector.

Skills you will acquire

  • Knowledge of the biological and social determinants of health
  • An understanding of how the Canadian healthcare system works
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Communicating effectively in the workplace and with a variety of audiences
  • How to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  • How to design, conduct and evaluate research

Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 85
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 115.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
  • Senior English Literature
  • Senior Math, including Pre-Calculus 
  • Senior Chemistry
  • Grade 11 Physics
  • 1 elecive from group 1 or 2 
  • Students must be accepted by a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) or Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) accredited program in Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, or Radiography — or have completed such an accredited program.
  • Students entering the university who have not yet been admitted into an accredited program should enroll in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) program.

6.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
85 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18323

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 125

Application Fee
(CAD)

10000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions

Student Visa

When Should I Apply?

4 to 6 months

Bank Account?

No Need

Duration of visa

Course Duration + 3 Months

Time to Wait for Visa

35 Days

Appointment

Required

How can you apply

Cost and Expenses

Fee

Visa Fee

Minimum Funds

833 CAD, 917 CAD

Other Expenses

Medical Fee and more

Examination and Skills

Medical Examination

Required

Language Skills

Required

Work Permit

Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

Work Permit

Till valid study visa

Working Hours

20 hours/week

Documents Required

Study Permit

Social Insurance Number

Study Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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Application

Form or Online

Documents Required

List of Documents

When to Apply

First 3 months

How long does it take?

90 Days

Duration

3 Years

Fees

CAD 255

Scholarships

University of New Brunswick offers its students the chance claim a number of awards, scholarships and bursaries that not only help them with their finances during college but also gives the students credit for their outstanding academic performance.

  • UNB External Funding
    • New Brunswick Innovation Foundation 
    • New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
    • Trudeau Graduate Fellowships
    • Mackenzie King Graduate Scholarships
    • Mitacs Professional Development Program
    • Rhodes Scholarships for Canada
  • Travel Funding
    • Fredrik and Catherine Eaton Graduate Fellowship
    • School of Graduate Studies Travel Awards
    • Pam and John Little Overseas Scholarship
    • MITACS Globalink Research Award
    • NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements

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