Message from the Associate Dean
The Division of Biomedical Sciences
The Division of Biomedical Sciences was created within the College of Medicine to provide governance and administrative structure for the five Basic Science Departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharmacology and Physiology. The Division adheres to the by-laws of the College of Medicine, but is independent in governance with respect to budget and Faculty complement.
The mandates of the Division include both teaching and research activities. We provide educational programming to undergraduate medical students as well as other health professional and science students; students in basic science B.Sc. programs and others who require educational modules in the biomedical sciences; and Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow training. All of the Divisional Departments offer B.Sc. degree programs in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology/Pharmacology through the Collge of Arts and Science. These B.Sc. programs share a common Biomedical Sciences (BMSC) core platform in years 1 and 2 that provide our students with a strong educational experience in the life sciences as preparation for all Health Science disciplines. The Division also offers assistance in resident training through refresher courses and assists with continuing professional learning; and cooperates with and assists the School of Physical Therapy in the offering of the Masters of Physical Therapy program.
Research activities include investigation in the biomedical sciences and development of collaborations with clinician scientists. Major research themes incorporate Biomedical Imaging of Structure & Function using synchrotron-based approaches, Cardiovascular Research, Cell Cycle/Cancer Immunology, Infectious Disease, Neuroscience, Metabolic Regulation & Diabetes, and Structural Biology.
The mission, vision, values and goals of the Division of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine are interconnected with those of the Colleges of Arts & Science, Graduate Studies & Research and the University of Saskatchewan. All support and reinforce the themes of providing quality education to the people of Saskatchewan and beyond.