Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021

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 Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Course Level






Course Type




Anatomy and Cell Biology


An introduction to the gross anatomical structures and functional connections of the core systems in the human body, including the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. Demonstrations reinforce and extend the lectures.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 2300A/B, Health Sciences 2330A/B, Health Sciences 3300A/B, Kinesiology 2222A/B, Kinesiology 3222A/B, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 2221, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 demonstration hour. This is not a laboratory course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the central nervous system (CNS). Topics include: the basic structures and functional interconnections between subdivisions of the brain, spinal cord and autonomic nervous systems; CNS development; structures that protect and support the brain; and clinical conditions associated with disruption of the CNS. Demonstrations reinforce lecture material.

Antirequisite(s): Health Sciences 3300A/B, Kinesiology 3222A/B, Rehabilitation Sciences 3062A/B, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 2221, the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year. A background in introductory biology is recommended.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 demonstration hour. This is not a laboratory course.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A detailed study of the cellular and microscopic structure of the various tissues and organ systems of the body, with emphasis on man and other mammals used in medical research. Systems are examined stressing the relations of structure to function.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in third or fourth year. Note: This course is recommended for students with a background in introductory biology.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The study of the molecules and functions common to mammalian cells, the specializations that make differentiated cells distinct, and the diseases that result from the dysregulation or loss of these cellular functions. Topics will include cellular organization, biogenesis of organelles, and growth and differentiation from an experimental perspective.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anatomy and Cell Biology 4429A.

Prerequisite(s): Biology 2382A/B and Biology 2290F/G with marks of at least 60% in each. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The focus is on the various research approaches, disease models, experimental designs, and analytical methods used to study and evaluate human disease. The course will use contemporary learning tools and a variety of evaluation and assessment methods. Examples will be taken from major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

Antirequisite(s): Pathology 3700F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Biology 2382A/B with a mark of at least 60%; and one of Biology 2290F/G or Biology 2581A/B with a mark of at least 60%. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours per week. Cross-listed with Pathology 3700F/G.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Advanced human anatomy course which integrates lecture material with cadaveric laboratory dissections to explain how physical injuries and clinical impairments are associated with the spatial and functional relationships between the major structures of the upper and lower limbs (bones, muscles, ligaments, innervation and vasculature).

Antirequisite(s): The former Anatomy and Cell Biology 2221.

Prerequisite(s): 0.5 course with a minimum mark of 80% from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B, Health Sciences 2300A/B, Kinesiology 2222A/B; and 0.5 course with a minimum mark of 80% from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3200A/B, Health Sciences 3300A/B, Kinesiology 3222A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Restricted to students in Year 4 Honours Specialization modules in Kinesiology and students in basic medical science modules.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An advanced human anatomy course which integrates lecture material with cadaveric laboratory dissections to explain the structural and functional relationships between the various organs that comprise the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urogenital and central nervous systems. Special attention is given to clinical conditions associated with these anatomical systems.

Antirequisite(s): The former Anatomy and Cell Biology 222.

Prerequisite(s): 0.5 course with a minimum mark of 80% from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B, Health Sciences 2300A/B, Kinesiology 2222A/B; and 0.5 course with a minimum mark of 80% from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3200A/B, Health Sciences 3300A/B, Kinesiology 3222A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Restricted to students in Year 4 Honours Specialization modules in Kinesiology and students in basic medical science modules.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on advanced cell biological principles and the research pathways that lead to new discoveries in cytoskeletal regulation and cancer cell biology. Students will examine the controversial social/ethical parameters that guide bench-to-bedside experimentation and clinical translation, and will be trained in effective verbal and written scientific presentations.

Prerequisite(s): One of Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A with a minimum mark of 70%, or Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 with a minimum mark of 75%. The preferred prerequisite is one of Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on cell signalling diseases, cell specialization, stem cells, cloning and the cell biology of aging. Students will be trained in effective verbal and written scientific presentations.

Prerequisite(s): One of Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A with a minimum mark of 70%, or Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 with a minimum mark of 75%. The preferred prerequisite is one of Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the microscopic evaluation and interpretation of tissue sections obtained from humans and animals. Lectures and laboratory sessions will examine select histology specimens obtained from healthy tissue/organs and from humans and animal models of disease.

Antirequisite(s): Pathology 4425A/B.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum mark of 70% in either Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 or Pathology 3500.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours. Cross-listed with Pathology 4425A/B.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on the link between cellular/molecular mechanisms in the brain and behaviour. Topics include fundamental brain functions such as learning and memory, circadian rhythms and sleep, sexual behavior, motivation and reward, addiction, fear and anxiety, pain, stress, and the neurobiology of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to common mental health disorders focusing on anatomical, clinical, biological, genetic and epidemiological aspects of psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, addiction, depression, phobias, panic/anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD, paranoia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, suicide and autism. In addition to lectures and tutorials, students will debate important ethical issues in psychiatry.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum mark of 70% in one of the following: (both Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B and Anatomy and Cell Biology 3200A/B), Neuroscience 2000 or the former Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces main cancer types in terms of histology, prognosis, biomarkers, imaging, and sites of metastasis. The role of translational research models in the development of disease-specific diagnostic tools and treatment modalities will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): a minimum mark of 70% in one of Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 or Pathology 3500 or the former Pathology 3240A.

Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 3 lecture/tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course consists of: lectures on laboratory safety, biosafety, use of animals in research, scientific integrity; an independent research project (topic and advisor chosen by consultation between student and faculty); scientific communication.

Antirequisite(s): Biochemistry 4483E, the former Biochemistry 4485E, Microbiology and Immunology 4970E.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 3381A and Biochemistry 3382A with marks in each of at least 70%; one of Biochemistry 3380G or Biochemistry 3390B or Biology 3326F/G with a mark of at least 70%. Enrolment is limited and available only to students in the Year 4 of either an Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and Cell Biology or an Honours Specialization in Medical Cell Biology.

Extra Information: 15 hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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