Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024


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.


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



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


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


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.


Course Level

Course Type

One Health

The history, core concepts and foundational approaches fundamental to this multi-sectoral and collaborative discipline are presented in lectures and in-depth case studies of the three pillars of One Health (human health, animal health and environmental health).

Prerequisite(s): Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A; Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B; either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B; and registration in third or fourth year of a BMSc or BSc degree.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Key research designs and methodologic approaches fundamental to the multi-sectoral and collaborative discipline of One Health are presented in both lectures and in-depth case studies. Topics include study design and methods, data surveillance systems, engaging stakeholders, and implementing the One Health approach into action and policy change.

Prerequisite(s): One Health 3300A/B with a minimum mark of 70%.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/seminar hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The One Health concept acknowledges the global interdependence of people, animals, and the environment. This course focuses on the animal component of One Health. Areas of exploration will include wildlife, livestock, and companion animals, in addition to the use of animals in research, and comparative human and animal pathology.

Antirequisite(s): the former Medical Sciences 4100F/G.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in Year 4 of a module in IMS, Medical Bioinformatics, One Health, or Pathology.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topic(s) will reflect an area of interest in One Health, and may vary each year. Prior to registration, check with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the selected topic.

Prerequisite(s): Registration in either Year 4 of a BMSc degree or Year 4 and Major in One Health in Double Majors (Honours degree).

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 seminar hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Includes: i) theory and practice of research techniques and appropriate use of experimental models, ii) an independent research project supervised by faculty, iii) oral and written communication skills, including the preparation of a research proposal and final written research project report.

Antirequisite(s): Pathology 4980E.

Prerequisite(s): Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70%; and registration in Year 4 of the Honours Specialization in One Health.

Extra Information: 10-15 laboratory/research hours per week plus 3 seminar hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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