About the program
Learn about the pathophysiology of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, Parkinson’s and stroke in a hands-on research laboratory environment.
Get the much-needed laboratory time you need for your career. Expose yourself to leading-edge lab research practices and a wealth of practical experience in the biomedical or health-related sciences.
Take on a variety of exciting courses related to medical physiology and pathophysiology, including respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and neurophysiology subject areas.
The Max Rady Faculty of Health Science offers a one-year Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology for students looking to gain more experience in the field.
Expected duration: 1 year
Students must complete 27 credit hours of required physiology courses at the 5000-level with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and no grade below B in all courses.
Required courses include
- PHGY 5002 Respiratory Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
- PHGY 5004 Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
- PHGY 5006 Endocrine Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
- PHGY 5008 Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
- PHGY 5010 Cell Physiology and Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
- PHGY 5012 Laboratory Physiology and Pathophysiology (12 credit hours)
For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.
The following are minimum requirements for entry into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
All applicants to the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Medical Physiology and Pathophysiology program must:
- Possess a three or four-year bachelor’s degree completed from a recognized institution with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.
- Have completed either:
- 6 credit hours in biology, microbiology, botany, ecology, genetics and/or zoology; 3 credit hours in chemistry; and 3 credit hours of physics; or
- 6 credit hours in animal or human physiology
If the number of eligible candidates exceeds the available spaces, an adjusted grade point average higher than the minimum may be required for admission.
How to apply
Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120
Applicants should submit their application with supporting documentation and by the application deadline and include the following documents:
- Interim transcripts showing all completed course work and current registration. Transcripts are required from any university or college attended other than UM (including exchange, transfer and letter of permission).
- Final official transcripts from any university or college attended other than UM (including exchange, transfer and letter of permission). Student copies or photocopies are not acceptable. Transcripts become the property of UM upon application and will not be returned.
- If applicable:
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence or Refugee Status
- Name change documentation
- Proof of English Language proficiency
Please send all documentation to the following address:
Electronic transcripts should be submitted to:
In the event that you are not able to provide an official transcript (for example, if the issuing office at your university or college is closed due to COVID-19), UM will accept an electronic transcript provided it has been sent directly from the email of the office responsible for issuing transcripts.
Applicants who submit their documents electronically may be requested to provide original, physical copies at a later date.
Admission and application inquiries
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
432 Basic Medical Sciences Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9