Mission

At Redeemer, students study the scientific background of the Health Sciences field through programs such as biology and chemistry. Approaching the topic of health from a Reformed Christian perspective, we also encourage students to see the environmental, spiritual, psychological, social factors that impact human health and the well-being of communities.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our program will:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of biological and psychological concepts that are essential to understanding our physical and emotional selves.
  • Explain how the concepts of health and disease have been shaped by the philosophical ideas and religious commitments that have influenced Western culture, clearly articulating a biblical perspective on health, well-being, disease and medical ethics.
  • Show critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills, with a focus on advanced concepts in biology and chemistry or psychology, in order to enter a health-related field upon graduation.
  • Discuss ethical issues that arise when conducting research in health sciences and associated disciplines.
  • Describe and exemplify how Christians can respond with compassion, integrity, and respect to those who are unwell, disabled, chronically ill, or mentally ill.

Health Sciences Department Programs

Additional Information

The Honours Health Sciences – Pre-Medicine Stream program is designed to prepare students for the MCAT; virtually all topics on the MCAT will be addressed in the course of the program, although we highly recommend additional review and study in preparation for taking the MCAT.

Health Sciences Department Faculty

Dr. Sarah Reid-Yu

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

Ph.D. (2014), Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton ON; Dissertation... Read More
Phone: 905-648-2139   Ext: 4261
Office: 221H
With the growing concern over the increasing prevalence of “super bugs”, Dr. Reid-Yu is interested in understanding how bacterial pathogens develop antibiotic resistance. In particular, how... Read More