Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019

Western Main Campus

Specialization SPECIALIZATION IN INTERDISCIPLINARY MEDICAL SCIENCES (IMS)
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS)



This module leads to a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Admission Requirements


Admission to this Specialization module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to the Specialization module.

The 1000-level half courses listed below must each be completed with a mark of at least 60%:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B.

* 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.
The courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each prior to admission to the Specialization module in Year 3. These courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for additional requirements (averages, course load, etc.).

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.

Module/Program Information


Module
9.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course
from: Chemistry numbered 2100-3999 or 0.5 course from Group 1 or 2 - see Note #1.
2.0 courses from Group 1 – see Note #2.
1.0 course from: Group 1 or (0.5 from Group 1 and 0.5 from Group 2) – see Note #2. 
0.5 course from: Group 3 or Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E.  See Note #3.
0.5 course: Medical Sciences 4931F/G.
2.0 additional courses
at the 4000-level from at least two of the following subject areas: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology. Note: a maximum of 1.5 of these 4000-level courses can be selected from one subject area.

Group 1: Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B, Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A, Biostatistics 3100A, Biostatistics 3110B, Epidemiology 2200A/B, Epidemiology 3200A, Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, Medical Biophysics 3336F/G, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Medical Biophysics 3507G, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3100A, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B, Pathology 3500, Pharmacology 3620, Physiology 3120, Physiology 3140A, any of the former courses: the former Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2200A/B, the former Pathology 3240A, the former Pathology 3245B.

Group 2 (see Note #4 below): Anatomy and Cell Biology 3200A/B, Biochemistry 3385A, Biochemistry 3386B, Biochemistry 3390B, Epidemiology 3210B, Epidemiology 3315B, Epidemiology 3330F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 3500B, Pharmacology 2060A/B, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319.

Group 3: Biochemistry 3380G, Medical Biophysics 3970Z, Medical Sciences 3900F/G, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F, Microbiology and Immunology 3620G, Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E, one of the former Pharmacology 3580Z, the former Physiology 3130Z.

Notes:

1. Chemistry 2223B is a prerequisite for the following Group 1 and 3 courses: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A and Microbiology and Immunology 3620G.

2. Of these 3.0 specific courses from Groups 1-2, a maximum of 2.0 courses can be from one subject area (e.g. a maximum of 2.0 can be Biochemistry courses). It is not mandatory to complete any Group 2 courses in the Specialization in IMS. If the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319 was taken as a Group 2 course, then the total number of courses required for the module will increase by 0.5 course.

3. If Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E is selected for the Group 3 requirement, then the module will comprise 10.0 courses.

4. See UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION for course requisites and the BMSc website for information about constraints (priority and restricted access) for all basic medical science courses.