BS Human Biology Program

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Rationale

The last two decades have witnessed unprecedented world-wide "knowledge explosion" and technological advances in the field of Medical Sciences.  The medical educational system, especially the American version after which the training of the Filipino physician has been modeled, responded to this phenomenon by shifting its emphasis from training general practitioners to developing specialists.  This paradigm shift has placed greater value on graduate training.

Thus, after acquiring an M.D. degree, undergoing a year of rotating internship and passing the physicians' board examinations, the young doctor usually needs further training before he starts to practice.  This graduate training can range from 3 to 8 years depending on the field of specialization or sub-specialization he decides to pursue.

The protracted training period shortens the reproductive life of a physician.  It also makes his training and education very expensive in terms of time and money.  These in turn, contribute substantially to the high cost of his professional services.

There is therefore, a need to develop mechanisms that will shorten the training period of a physician without sacrificing competence.  The course in BS in Human Biology which substantially shortens the undergraduate component of a physician's training is one such mechanism.

 

Program Specification

  • Awarding Institution
De La Salle University
  • College/School
College of Science
  • Program accredited by/assessed by
Philippine Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), valid  for 5 years (May 2013 to May 2018)

Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), Level IV (valid December 2013 to April 2018)

Commission on Higher Education – Center of Excellence in Biology (valid August 2016 to 31 May 2015)
  • Name of Final Award
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • Program Title
Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • Description of the Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology is a three-year program of De La Salle University main campus (DLSU-Taft) being offered in consortium with De La Salle University College of Medicine (DLSU-Med) of the DLSU Health Sciences Institute.

The program allows highly qualified students to obtain the Doctor of Medicine degree from DLSU-Med in just six (6) years.  The first two-year courses will be taken at DLSU-Taft while the third year courses will be taken at DLSU-Med.  The third year courses are the first year courses of the regular medicine proper students of the College.  These will be taken together with the regular first year students of the DLSU-Med.

After obtaining the BS Human Biology degree, the graduate will be admitted into the DLSU-Med directly into the second year of medicine proper.  A student thus obtains his Doctor of Medicine in only six (6) years.

 

  • Goals and Objectives of the Program
An accelerated program, BS Human Biology aims to develop competent professionals in the biological sciences who are equipped to pursue a medical course in a shorter period of time.  The program enables highly qualified students to obtain the Doctor of Medicine degree from De La Salle University in only six years.

 

  • Admission Requirements

 

 

All students must pass the DLSU College Admission Test. The information regarding applications, testing dates and venues, release of results, and other requirements including those from foreign applicants may be viewed at http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/admissions/undergraduate/. Downloadable forms and brochures are likewise available from this site.

The University offers a variety of scholarships for academic, merit, and financial assistance.  Information on scholarships, grants, and loans may be obtained from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/scholarships/grants.asp.

 

  • Program Overview
The program consists of 184 units.

Academic Units: 174
Non-Academic Units: 10
Total Units: 184

The first two-year courses are taken at DLSU-Taft while the third year courses are taken at DLSU-Med.  The third year courses are the first year courses of the regular medicine proper students of the College.  These will be taken together with the regular first year students of the DLSU-Med

 

  • Curriculum and Program Structure

 

The curriculum and program structure are given in the Program Checklist.
  • Date of revision
AY 2013-2014