Students interested in the basic medical science modules that lead to Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMsc) degrees, should enroll in Medical Sciences First Entry (referred to as Medical Sciences 1 and 2) during their first two years at Western. The basic medical sciences include: Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences, Medical Biophysics, Medical Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.
Students who complete Medical Sciences First Entry are assured admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program, provided they satisfy certain conditions in Medical Sciences 1 and 2.
Students who complete the courses in Medical Sciences 1 and 2 without being registered in Medical Sciences First Entry, as well as students in Medical Sciences 2 who do not satisfy the conditions for assured admission to the BMSc Program, may apply for admission to the remaining spaces in Year 3.
See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more details.
Medical Sciences 1 (Year 1):
1.0 course: Biology 1001A and 1002B.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B
0.5 course from*: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B
1.0 course from: (Physics 1028A/B or 1301A/B or 1501A/B) and (Physics 1029A/B or 1302A/B or 1502A/B)
1.0 course from: either Category A or Category B (see Breadth Requirements for Bachelor Degrees).
Although it is recommended that the first-year physics requirement be completed in Year 1, students may delay the physics requirement until Year 2 (unless they wish to pursue a module in Medical Biophysics).
* see Medical Biophysics for the specific mathematics requirement.
Students seeking registration in modules leading to a BMSc degree will progress to Medical Sciences 2 provided a full load of 5.0 courses is successfully completed during the Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 1 and marks of 60% or higher are achieved in the first attempt at each of the half courses in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. Each of the first-year half courses in physics, whether taken in Medical Sciences 1 or 2, must be completed with a mark of 60% or higher in the first attempt at each half course. only those students admitted to Medical Sciences First Entry may register in Medical Sciences 2.
Medical Sciences 2 (Year 2):
5.0 courses during that Fall/Winter of Medical Sciences 2, including ALL of the 2000-level courses listed in the Admission Requirements for the module to which the student applies for in Year 3 (exceptions may be noted in the module). The 2000-level courses listed in the Admission Requirements will also be used towards fulfilling the Module requirements.
Only those students admitted to Medical Sciences First Entry may register in Medical Sciences 2.
For details about the marks, average, etc. required for admission to Year 3 of the BMSc Program, see ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM. See BMSc PROGRAM for the modules leading to a BMSc degree.