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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 2024

Jan 2023, Jan 2024, May 2023, Sep 2023

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CAD 18323

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 125

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48 months


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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
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Additional Information

Program Level 4-Year Bachelor's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 85
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 59
    • 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 (60% or higher)
    • Grade 11 Math
    • 1 of Senior Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
    • 1 elective from group 1 or 2
    • 1 elective from group 1, 2, or 3

6.5 IELTS Score
85 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
59 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
115 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 125

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10000 Per year

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