Departments of the Division

The five basic science departments are Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology.   The table below shows what programs they run and links to the Departmental websites for more information.

 

Arts & Science Undergraduate programs

 Graduate Programs

Department

3-Year, 4-Year, Honours, and Double Honours B.Sc. 

Biotechnology B.Sc

M.Sc. and Ph.D

Anatomy and Cell Biology

yes

 yes

Biochemistry

yes

yes 

yes 

Microbiology and Immunology

yes

yes

yes

Pharmacology

yes

yes

Physiology

yes 

yes

Undergraduate Programs
Each of the basic science departments within the Division offer discipline specific B.Sc. degree programs through the College of Arts and Science.

The basic science undergraduate B.Sc. degree programs offered stem from a common core platform of biomedical science courses. Visit the Common Core page for what to take in year one and two. Prior to registration in third year, students choose to major in Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology or Physiology.

Discipline specific majors are selected prior to the third year of study.  Academic advising is strongly encouraged for students at any point in their studies.

Graduate Programs
Each of the basic science departments within the Division offer discipline specific degree programs through the College of Graduate Studies and Research for graduate work.

Students interested in graduate programs in Biochemistry or  please visit individual departmental websites for further information.

Students interested in graduate programs in Anatomy & Cell Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharmacology,or Physiology contact the Graduate Secretary via email at anat.micro.phsyiology@usask.ca or visit individual departmental websites.

For general information on graduate programs and admission procedures visit the College of Graduate Studies and Research website at http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/.

Research and Other Departmental Activities

In addition to teaching in programs for the Division, Faculty members also provide teaching services to undergraduate medical students, as well as other health professional and science students, and to those who require educational modules within the biomedical sciences.

Research activities encompass major themes including:

  • Biomedical Imaging of Structure & Function using synchrotron-based approaches
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cell Cycle/Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neuroscience
  • Metabolic Regulation & Diabetes
  • Structural Biology

Wherever possible, efforts are continuously made to develop collaborations with clinician scientists.