Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS (Biological Science Concentration) - admission discontinued
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Medical Biophysics

Admission to this module is discontinued effective September 1, 2024. Students currently enrolled in the module will be permitted to graduate upon fulfilment of the module requirements by August 31, 2027.

This module can be completed only within a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Honours degree.

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements (5.0 courses) with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in the following 4.0 principal courses, with no mark below 60% in any of these courses:

1.0 courses: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course from: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/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.

Module/Program Information

10.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course from: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2035A/B.
3.0 courses: Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Medical Biophysics 3507G, Medical Biophysics 3970Z.
1.0 course from: Physiology 2130 or Physiology and Pharmacology 2000.
1.5 courses from: Medical Biophysics 4455A/B, Medical Biophysics 4467A/B, Medical Biophysics 4475A/B, Medical Biophysics 4535A/B, Medical Biophysics 4700B, Medical Biophysics 4710A/B.
1.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 4970E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Note: students are encouraged to take Medical Biophysics 2500A/B in second year if they want an introduction to the discipline of Medical Biophysics or are interested in learning how biophysics concepts are applied in translational health research.