Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

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



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Course Type




Anatomy and Cell Biology


The musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, digestive, excretory, and reproductive systems with emphasis on locomotion and function.


Prerequisite(s): Grade 12U Biology (SBI4U) or equivalent.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours. Restricted to students in the BSc Degree in Kinesiology.

Course Weight: 1.00
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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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A description of the structure of the organ-systems of the human body: the nervous system and special senses, musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.


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: 1.00
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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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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. This course will cover cellular organization, biogenesis of organelles, cellular growth and differentiation from an experimental perspective.

Prerequisite(s): Either Biology 3316A/B or Physiology 3140A, with a minimum mark of 70%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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): either Anatomy and Cell Biology 3319 or Neuroscience 2000.

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): Either 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%; either Biochemistry 3380G 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 Honors Specialization in Biochemistry and Cell Biology or an Honors Specialization in Medical Cell Biology.

Extra Information: 15 hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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