1. Bachelor degree in Biomedical Sciences – B.Sc.Med.
The duration of the study program for a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences is three years. The program aims to provide students with knowledge of human biology in its various forms and of its expression in the proper and abnormal functioning of the human body. The Teaching Division prepares students for further academic studies and research for Master’s and doctoral degrees in all branches of life sciences and medicine at higher education institutions in Israel and worldwide. Graduates are also trained for professions requiring broad knowledge of human biology, such as work in research laboratories and diagnostic laboratories in hospitals, health funds, the Ministry of Health, the pharmaceutical industry, and biotechnology industries. The program also provides training for administrative work in institutions and organizations that require premedical background and knowledge.
Candidates with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences are accepted into training programs for teachers of biology.
Currently 150 credits are required to complete the program. According to a decision of the Curriculum Committee, the approximately top 93% of the students’ grades are used to calculate their GPA. Students receive a detailed explanation of the degree completion requirements.
The first-year curriculum includes statistics, basic courses in natural sciences (chemistry, physics, physical chemistry), and basic courses in the structure of the human body (anatomy), human biology, biochemistry, and experience with selected research methods in the genetics and biochemistry of proteins.
The second-year curriculum includes expanded courses on the structure and function of the human brain, cellular physiology, molecular biology, metabolic and physiological biochemistry, microbiology, histology, and practical experience in molecular biology.
The third-year curriculum includes courses in pharmacology, embryology, human genetics, human physiology, and basic tools in bioinformatics and immunology.
From the second year onward, elective courses in various branches of natural sciences, life and medical sciences, and experience in laboratory research work are included. This allows students to expand their areas of interest.
2. Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences – M.Sc.Med.
The Teaching Division of Biomedical Sciences includes several programs: cellular biochemistry, metabolism, and endocrinology; cellular biology, immunology, and cancer research; human genetics – research track; human genetics – genetic counseling; microbiology; and neurobiology.
Students interested in enrolling should contact the Master’s program office at the Medical Research Institute - Israel-Canada, Faculty of Medicine, Dean's Building, 2nd Floor. Telephone: 02-6758186; 02-6757526. Additional information is available in the MSc study regulations at the Biomedical Sciences.
3. Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
Ph.D. studies are offered in the tracks listed in Section 2. To enroll in this program contact the Authority for Research Students’ office in experimental sciences at Givat Ram, following the regulations for research students of the Hebrew University.
4. Direct doctoral track
A special track is available for direct studies towards a Ph.D. degree. See Terms of Admission to this program.
5. Integrated program towards M.D.-M.Sc. and M.D.-Ph.D. degrees
It is possible to combine the M.D. programs with M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. For more information refer to: MD-M.c program; MD-PhD program.