As of September 1, 2013, admission to this module is available only to students in degrees other than Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degrees. The Major in Medical Sciences cannot be completed in combination with any of the following Majors in a Bachelor of Science degree: Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Medical Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology.
Students registered in a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree prior to September 1, 2013 may complete the Major in Medical Sciences. Students admitted to the BMSc Program after September 1, 2013 who are interested in an interdisciplinary Major should see the MAJOR IN INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL SCIENCES (IMS).
Completion of first-year requirements, including a mark of at least 60% in each of the 3.0 (full or half) principal courses below:
1.0 course: Biology 1001A and 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and 1302A/B, or the former 1100A/B and 1200B.
1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1413, or the former Calculus 1100A/B, Linear Algebra 1600A/B.
The following must be completed by the end of second year, with a mark of at least 60% in each half course:
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, 1301A/B or 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, 1302A/B or 1502A/B.
It is recommended that the two half courses in Physics be taken in the Fall and Winter terms of the same academic year.
* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or 2273A.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
1.0 course from: Biology 2290F/G, 2382A/B, 2581B.
3.0 courses from: Groups 1 and 2 with a minimum of 1.0 course selected from Group 1. A maximum of 2.0 courses from one subject area (e.g. a maximum of 2.0 courses in Biochemistry) can be used towards the Group requirement.
0.5 course from: Chemistry numbered 2100-3999 or an additional 0.5 course from Group 1 or 2.
Group 1: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Biochemistry 3381A, 3382A, Biostatistics 3100A, 3110B, Epidemiology 2200A/B, 3200A, Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, 3336F/G, 3501F, 3503G, 3505F, 3507G, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, 3100A, 3300B, Pathology 3240A, 3245B, Pharmacology 3620, Physiology 3120, 3140A, or any of these former courses: Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2200A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, 3400B.
Group 2: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319, Biochemistry 3385A, 3386B, 3390B, Epidemiology 3210B, 3315B, 3330F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 3500B, Pharmacology 2060A/B.
1. It is not mandatory to complete any Group 2 courses in the Major in Medical Sciences
2. See UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION for the course requisites and the BMSc website for information about constraints (priority and restricted access) for all basic medical science courses (www.schulich.uwo.ca/bmsc)
3. 3000-level courses from the subject areas in Groups 1 and 2 that do not appear in the lists above may be included in the Major only with permission of the Medical Sciences counsellor.
4. 4000-level courses from the subject areas in Groups 1 and 2 may be included in the Major only with permission of the Medical Sciences counsellor (a maximum of 1.0 4000-level course will be permitted).