Bachelor of Health Sciences

Overview of BHSc program

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program is an inquiry-based, multidisciplinary, and research-intensive undergraduate health sciences honours degree program offered through the Cumming School of Medicine in collaboration with other Faculties at the University of Calgary.

By unifying the diverse research areas that relate to human health, the BHSc program centres on three major areas of health sciences: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Sciences and Health & Society, which are linked by a common inquiry component, taught by accomplished faculty researchers/educators. This structure is designed to produce graduates with highly developed core competencies in health research and communication, and who are able to apply their knowledge to the broad spectrum of health-related issues. 

BINF

Bioinformatics

BMED

Biomedical Sciences

HSOC

Health & Society

BHSc student featured in award winning video

Author: Alina Cox, Office of the Vice-President

Innovation Untold, a collaboration between Innovation@UCalgary and a senior-level communication and media studies course instructed by Dr. Samantha Thrift, PhD, invited students across campus to connect with a UCalgary innovator and create a compelling three-minute video to showcase their work.

The grand prize of $5,000 was awarded to Hesamaddin Rezaei for their video When Lupines Bloomwhich captures the work of undergraduate researcher Catharine Bowman, who has worked with Dr. Pierre-Yves von der Weid, PhD, since 2014 to explore novel pharmacological interventions for lymphedema. Lymphedema is an inflammatory disease most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment.

“Telling the abbreviated story of Catherine Bowman let me know how many unsolved problems still exist in the world,” says Rezaei.

Hesamaddin Rezaei

BHSc in the News

BHSc students

BHSc students take lead in offering free grocery delivery service

UCalgary students and community members want to make a difference for seniors and at-risk residents who are stuck at home.

Jerusalem Shawerma

Calgary students and business unite to feed those in need

Over 100 Calgarians in need were able to enjoy hot, prepared meals thanks to a collaboration between a group of BHSc students and a local business looking to give back to the community.

Dr. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting

Recipients of 2020 Students’ Union Teaching Excellence Awards announced

Dr. Fabiola Aparicio-Ting, Director of Health & Society, awarded the 2020 Teaching Excellence Award.