The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of master of science (MSc) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) in microbiology and immunology.
The objective of the program is to refine critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and to prepare students for a career in a research and/or in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, in preparing scholarly publications, through a training that includes course work, research seminars, and independent research leading to a thesis.
Members of the Department are engaged in two main research fields: microbiology and host biology. Additional information is posted in the departmental website.
The Department is a participating unit in the following collaborative programs: the bioinformatics program (at the master’s level) and the pathology and experimental medicine program (at the master's and doctoral levels). Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.
The programs operate within the general framework of the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.