Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Type




Medical Sciences


An introduction to experimental design and the theory and practice of molecular biology techniques common to medical science disciplines. Online modules detail the theory of laboratory techniques which is then applied in class by completing scenarios and analyzing case studies. Laboratory techniques are simulated online, prior to completing wet labs.

Prerequisite(s): either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B; Biology 2290F/G; and registration in Year 3 of an Honors Specialization or Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS).

Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours or equivalent online delivery/week and 3 laboratory hours/week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Experiential--or service--learning (learning through practical experience) opportunities such as Western Heads East, which result in tangible and quantifiable academic value, may be recognized for course credit. Students must seek conditional approval. Detailed criteria for course credit will be determined by the Dean or designate, in consultation with appropriate department(s).

Antirequisite(s): Experiential Learning courses offered by any Faculty/School.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (BSc or BMSc Program) and permission of the Dean.

Extra Information: Pass/Fail. Note: Students must receive approval of the Dean (or designate) and reach mutual agreement on a detailed study/research/work plan, prior to the experiential or service learning opportunity. The Dean, in consultation with appropriate departmental advisors (if necessary) will provide the student with detailed criteria which must be fulfilled in order to gain credit for the course. No credit will be given without prior approval of the Dean and a failing grade will be assigned if students do not fulfill the pre-approved reporting arrangement.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the field of laboratory animal science and comparative human and animal pathology. Major topics include regulatory oversight of animal-based research, animal biology and disease, animals as models of human diseases, genetic manipulation of research animals, and major intrinsic and extrinsic factors affecting biomedical research.

Antirequisite(s): One Health 4100F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of the BMSc program or an Honors BSc degree, or permission of the course director.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is an interdisciplinary study of inflammation. It will include the pathophysiological and biochemical origins of inflammation, the epidemiology of inflammatory diseases, various cancers, CNS inflammatory disorders, pain and therapeutic targets. Course content will be presented through online learning modules and in-class sessions will focus on knowledge application.

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization module in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS).

Extra Information: 2 lecture/tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Online work focuses on the underlying pathophysiology, biochemistry, and epidemiology of modern health and healthcare challenges. In-class sessions include active learning exercises and discussions with community members. A community-service learning project is undertaken related to health communication and/or promotion.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS).

Extra Information: 1 hour online, 2 lecture/tutorial hours per week, 2 hours community-engaged learning project per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Offered jointly by Basic Medical Science Departments, this laboratory course introduces students to a variety of techniques used in medical research. Major topics include models of human disease, real time PCR, biochemical assays, histology, and medical imaging. The laboratory provides an introduction to research, with emphasis on hands-on experience.

Prerequisite(s): A course from Group 3 in the Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) and registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in IMS. Corequisite(s): Medical Sciences 4930F/G must be taken concurrently.

Extra Information: Limited enrollment. 4 laboratory hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Offered jointly by Basic Medical Science Departments, this lecture course will provide students with background knowledge in a variety of techniques and topics in medical research. Major topics include disease, metabolism, proteomics and signaling pathways. Students will also be introduced to scientific writing.

Antirequisite(s): Medical Sciences 4931F/G.

Prerequisite(s): A course from Group 3 in the Honors Specialization in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) and registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in IMS. Corequisite(s): Medical Sciences 4900F/G must be taken concurrently.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours per week, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the basic medical sciences through a discussion and investigation of selected topics in medical sciences. Topics will focus on human diseases or conditions which are most common or result in most illness and death or burden to the health system (e.g., diabetes, obesity, cancer, neurodegenerative disease).

Antirequisite(s): Medical Sciences 4930F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Year 4 of a BMSc, BSc, BESc or BHSc degree, with the exception of the Honors Specialization in IMS, or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours/week or equivalent online delivery.

Course Weight: 0.50
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