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Biology 3EP3 – Applied Biology Placement

Course Coordinator: Dr. Jianping Xu / Course Administrator:  Tyler Charlebois

An Applied Biology Placement provides students with the opportunity to apply their biological training towards an on-campus or off-campus partnership within the broader community.  This 3-unit placement course enables students to make connections, gain professional experience and explore career options through the shadowing of experts in the field.  Previous students have explored opportunities with healthcare professionals such as physicians, dentists, optometrists, physiotherapists; government and industry partners; educators; non-profit community organizations and beyond!

In addition to the placement-related work that is completed with the placement supervisor, students must also complete an academic work component under the supervision of a Biology faculty member.  Normally students will complete 60 hours of placement work, which may be carried out over one or two terms. 

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