BIO209H5S - Peru


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Applications close Sunday, September 25th, 2022!


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BIO209H5 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II

This course studies the structure and function of the human body. Topics include integrating different organ systems, such as endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, and urogenital systems. An emphasis is placed on the integration of structure and function of the major organ systems. As part of this course, students may have the option of participating in an international learning experience that will have an additional cost and application process.  

Learn more about the course here.  

 Prerequisites: BIO208H5  

Note: Applicants must submit an application for admission into the course to their respective departments and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience. 


Trip - Peru

Approximate Travel Dates: Friday, February 17, 2023 – Sunday, February 26, 2023

Immerse yourself in the Peruvian health system when you spend 7 days travelling in the city of Tarapoto and the jungles of the Amazonia. You will visit local experts and clinicians who will teach you about traditional medicine used in Peru and explore the contrasts between the Canadian and Peruvian health systems. Travel alongside Professor Krupa Patel and your classmates as you learn about food sustainability, interact with plant-based medicine, and discover more about the holistic approach to healthcare.  

Why Participate ?

  • Learn about plant-based medicine, holistic approaches to healthy living, and examine how age-old traditions continue to serve marginalized populations in Peru 
  • Talk with clinicians, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) workers and community members to get a variety of perspectives on the challenges related to health and wellness in Amazonia and the Sacred Valley 
  • Visit modern health clinics and see how traditional medicinal practices continue to serve marginalized populations 



Accommodation: Hotel

Transportation: Public Transportation and Private Shuttles

Meals: Hotel, and Local Restaurants

Begin your trip in one of the most affluent districts in the city of Lima, Miraflores, where you be able to get out and explore the bustling district with a scavenger hunt. In Ventanilla city you will be able to spend the day with the Asociacion Casa Juvenil de Pachacutec (ACJP), a non-profit cultural association that aims to bring children and youth together to improve their quality of life and community via the arts. Later, you will visit Hospital Loayza, a national hospital founded by the first archbishop of Peru. 

From Lima, you will travel north to the town of Tarapoto characterized by the Amazonian Cloud Forest. In the small neighbourhood of San Roque, you will meet and work with Ecoaldeas. These ecovillages are communities with the goal of becoming more socially, culturally, economically and/or ecologically sustainable. Near the end of the trip, you will journey to and visit the Chirikyacu indigenous community.

*The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability and requirements of the program.


Payments & Funding

Estimated Cost: CAD $3,850.00 – $4,150.00

Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines.
Date Description Amount

Due with application 

First Instalment 


October 28, 2022 

Second Instalment 


November 18, 2022 

Third Instalment 


December 9, 2022 

Fourth Instalment 


January 20, 2023 

Fifth Instalment 

TBD ($750 - $950) 

January 27, 2023 Sixth Instalment TBD ($0 - $100)
Fees include the following objects listed above.
Included NOT Included
  • Flights 

  • Transportation 

  • Accommodation 

  • Meals 

  • In-country activities associated with the course 

  • Trip Cancellation insurance

  • Course fees 

  • Fees associated with supplemental travel insurance 

  • Additional optional tour/activities 

  • Visa applications 

  • Medical exams 

  • Vaccinations

Students can apply for funding assistance!
Bursaries will be awarded based on the demonstrated financial need as shown in the funding request submitted with your application.
Note: Bursaries are not linked or related to OSAP



Reach out to us through any of the methods listed below:

  1. Book a Global Learning Advising Appointment through CLNx
    • Instructions to book an appointment can be found here
  2. Email at
  3. Drop by our office in DV2701
  4. Call us at (905) 569 - 4716

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, situations may arise that the university is unable to foresee. We will continue to update this page and communicate with those enrolled in the course regarding the international component. If you have questions, please email