Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS (Physical 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 only be completed within a BSc (Hons) degree.

Admission Requirements

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

0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B  (a minimum mark of 80% is required in the former Physics 1028A/B, if taken).
0.5 course from: Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B (a minimum mark of 80% is required in the former Physics 1029A/B, if taken).
1.0 courses from: Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B, or the former Applied Mathematics 1413.
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
1.0 courses: Biology 1001A and Biology 1002B (may be deferred until Year 2). 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:

1.0 course from: Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2502A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 2303A/B, Calculus 2503A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2035A/B.
3.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Medical Biophysics 3507G, Medical Biophysics 3645A/B and Medical Biophysics 3970Z.
1.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 4970E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).
1.0 course from: Medical Biophysics 4445A/B, Medical Biophysics 4455A/B, Medical Biophysics 4467A/B, Medical Biophysics 4475A/B, Medical Biophysics 4535A/B, Medical Biophysics 4710A/B.
1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 2402A/B, Applied Mathematics 2811A/B, Applied Mathematics 3615A/B, Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Chemistry 2223B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Physics 2110A/B, an additional one or two half courses in Medical Biophysics at the 3000- or 4000-level, the former Physics 2600A/B.

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.