Pre-dentistry – Lloydminster Campus

While the required courses are all listed below, you do have a number of electives. See a list of Lakeland's UT courses in the academic advisor section (top menu) and talk to our academic advisor about your potential choices.
University of Alberta
Credits

ENGL 112 English Literature in a Historical Perspective 6
Studies in the social and cultural history of literature in English. Not to be taken by students with six credits in approved junior English. Prerequisite: English 30.
BIOCH 200 Introductory Biochemistry 3
Introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry. Protein structure and function; lipids and structure of biological membranes; nucleotides and structure of nucleic acids; bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogen; integration and regulation of cellular metabolism. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, 161 or 261. Notes: (1) This course is designed for those who require a one-term introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry and who intend to take further courses in biochemistry. (2) BIOCH 200 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in any of BIOCH 203, 205 or 220.
BIOL 107* Introduction to Cell Biology 3
Introduction to cell structure and function. Topics include molecules and structures that comprise prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, mechanisms by which energy is harvested and used by cells, how cells reproduce, and how information is stored and used within a cell via the processes of DNA replication, transcription and translation. Prerequisites: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30. NOTE: BIOL 107 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 108.
BIOL 108* Introduction to Biological Diversity 3
Examine major lineages of life on Earth. Overview of evolutionary principles and classification, history of life, and key adaptations of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Laboratories survey diversity of biological form and function, and introduce students to data collection and scientific writing. Prerequisite: Biology 30. Note: BIOL 107 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 108.
BIOL 207* Molecular Genetics and Heredity 3
Chromosomal and molecular basis for transmission and function of genes. Construction of genetic and physical maps of genes and genomes. Strategies for isolation of specific genes. Examples of regulatory mechanisms for expression of genetic material in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Prerequisite: BIOL 107.
BIOL 208* Principles of Ecology 3
Ecology is a scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment in a hierarchy of levels of organization: individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. Provides comprehensive survey of general concepts that stand alone or serve as preparation for advanced courses in ecology. Labs emphasize collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from ecological experiments and field studies to illustrate and complement lecture material. Examples drawn from broad range of organisms and systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 108.
CHEM 101 Introductory University Chemistry I 3
Atoms and molecules, states of matter, chemistry of the elements. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
CHEM 102 Introductory University Chemistry II 3
Rates of reactions, thermodynamics and equilibrium, electro-chemistry, modern applications of chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
CHEM 161 Organic Chemistry I 3
Study basic molecular structure and reactivity of organic compounds based on functional groups. Learn nomenclature, three dimensional structure, physical properties and reactivity of carbon compounds with emphasis on alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and some aromatics. Examples include hydrocarbons (petroleum products), halogenated organic compounds (pesticides) and polymers of industrial importance which may be found in everyday life. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
CHEM 263 Organic Chemistry II 3
Continuation of structural and chemical properties of basic functional groups of organic compounds including alkynes, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives and amines. Illustration of these functional groups in natural products such as carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids and lipids. Discussion of application of spectroscopic methods for structure determination in simple organic molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 161 or 261. Note: Students who have obtained credit for CHEM 163 cannot take CHEM 263 for credit.
PHYS 124 Particles and Waves 3
Algebra-based course primarily for those in life, environmental and medical sciences. Guided through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life and medical sciences emphasized.
PHYS 126 Fluids, Fields and Radiation 3
Continuation of PHYS 124 primarily for those in life, environmental, and medical science. Fluid statics and dynamics, gases, kinetic interpretation; electrostatics; currents and circuits; magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; nuclear radiation, its interaction with matter and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 124.
STAT 151 Introduction to Applied Statistics I 3
Data collection and presentation, descriptive statistics. Probability distributions, sampling distributions and central limit theorem. Point estimation and hypothesis testing. Correlation and regression analysis. Goodness of fit and contingency table. Prerequisite: Pure Math 30. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been obtained in any STAT course or in PSYCO 211 or SOC 210.
Arts/Science Electives

In order to pursue a career in dentistry, students must complete a minimum of two pre-professional years of study, including specific required courses, in a science program. At the U of A, the minimum requirement for admission to the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program is the completion of 60 credits of university coursework, of which 30 credits must be taken during one fall/winter period. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0; however, applicants should strive for a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Of the 31 seats in the program, 85% are reserved for Alberta residents, 5% for international students, and 10% for other Canadians. Because U of A Dentistry program is competitive, students are urged to pursue a science program that not only provides the necessary prerequisites but would also be a rewarding career as a back-up plan.

First-year students at Lakeland College would choose 30 credits from the following required courses:

  • * 6 credits BIOL 107/108/207/208
  • BIOCH 200
  • CHEM 101/102
  • CHEM 161/263
  • ENGL 112
  • PHYS 124/126
  • STAT 151
  • Arts/Science electives

Students are able to complete 60 credits of the required pre-professional courses and electives for the U of A’s Dentistry program over two years at Lakeland College. If students are not admitted to Dentistry after two years, they will need to apply to another science program in order to take an additional year of courses and, possibly, complete a science degree before admission to Dentistry. Depending upon the degree chosen as a “back-up plan,” not all 60 credits of Lakeland College courses may fit in to that particular degree.

University of Saskatchewan
Credits

BIOCH 200 Introductory Biochemistry 3
Introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry. Protein structure and function; lipids and structure of biological membranes; nucleotides and structure of nucleic acids; bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and nitrogen; integration and regulation of cellular metabolism. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, 161 or 261. Notes: (1) Course is designed for those who require a one-term introduction to the fundamental principles of biochemistry and for those who intend to take further courses in biochemistry. (2) BIOCH 200 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained in any of BIOCH 203, 205 or 220.
BIOL 107 Introduction to Cell Biology 3
Introduction to cell structure and function. Major topics include molecules and structures that comprise prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, mechanisms by which energy is harvested and used by cells, how cells reproduce, and how information is stored and used within a cell via DNA replication, transcription and translation. Prerequisites: Biology 30 and Chemistry 30. Note: BIOL 107 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 108.
BIOL 108 Biological Diversity 3
Examine major lineages of life on Earth. Overview of evolutionary principles and classification, history of life and key adaptations of prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants and animals. Laboratories survey diversity of biological form and function and introduction to data collection and scientific writing. Prerequisite: Biology 30. Note: BIOL 107 is not a prerequisite for BIOL 108.
CHEM 101 Introductory University Chemistry I 3
Atoms and molecules, states of matter, chemistry of the elements. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
CHEM 161 Organic Chemistry I 3
Study basic molecular structure and reactivity of organic compounds based on functional groups. Learn nomenclature, three dimensional structure, physical properties and reactivity of carbon compounds with emphasis on alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and some aromatics. Examples include hydrocarbons (petroleum products), halogenated organic compounds (pesticides) and polymers of industrial importance which may be found in everyday life. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or equivalent.
PHYS 124 Particles and Waves 3
Algebra-based course primarily for those in life, environmental and medical sciences. Guides through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life and medical sciences emphasized.
PHYS 126 Fluids, Fields and Radiation 3
Continuation of PHYS 124 primarily for those in life, environmental, and medical sciences. Fluid statics and dynamics, gases, kinetic interpretation; electrostatics; currents and circuits; magnetic field; electromagnetic induction; nuclear radiation, its interaction with matter and applications. Prerequisite: PHYS 124.
Humanities/Social Science electives 6
Arts/Science Electives

Admission to the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) requires at least 60 credits of university level coursework within two standard academic terms (September to April). Of the courses required for admission, students at Lakeland College may choose 30 credits from the following:

  • BIOL 107/108
  • BIOCH 200
  • CHEM 101/161
  • PHYS 124/126
  • 6 credits Humanities/Social Science electives
  • Arts/Sciences electives

An additional three credits of Biochemistry are also required, and six credits in human physiology are recommended. Students would complete these requirements in their second year at the U of S.





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