The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is offered in Biochemistry or Food Science to full-time and part-time students.
The admission requirements for the graduate programs in Biochemistry and Food Science are as given under General Regulations, Qualifications for Admission.
The program of a student for the Ph.D. Degree shall be the responsibility of the supervisory committee, composed of the Supervisor and at least two other faculty members recommended with the concurrence of the Supervisor by the Head.
All students must enrol in Biochemistry 6999 (Seminars in Biochemistry and Food Science), and must complete Biochemistry 7000 (Graduate Skills) if they have not already done so. Depending on the background and/or area of specialization, a student's program may include additional courses taken for credit in Biochemistry, Food Science or related subjects.
It is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with the student's graduate supervisory committee. A semi-annual report, prepared by the Supervisor and signed by all members of the supervisory committee, is required to be given to the Head of the Department or delegate.
A student for the Ph.D. degree shall normally take the Comprehensive Examination within the first seven semesters of the student's program. The examination will have two components: the preparation of a grant proposal on a topic related to the student’s research specialization followed by an oral examination of the proposal. Failure of this examination will result in the termination of the student’s program.
A series of advanced courses in the areas outlined below will be offered. Other than Biochemistry 6999 and Biochemistry 7000, normally only one course will be offered per semester.
- 6000 Advanced Topics in Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
- 6001-6009 Special Topics in Biochemistry
- 6010-6019 Special Topics in Nutrition and Metabolism
- 6020-6029 Special Topics in Food Science
- 6400 Control of Intermediary Metabolism
- 6460 Structural Biochemistry
- 6520 Nutritional Biochemistry
- 6530 Food Biochemistry
- 6590 Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Biology (credit restricted with Biology 6590 and Medicine 6590)
- 6630 Marine Biochemistry
- 6680 Processing and Quality of Foods
- 6999 Seminars in Biochemistry and Food Science
- 7000 Graduate Skills