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




Epidemiology


The calculation and interpretation of basic epidemiologic measures, the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs, and the critical appraisal of published medical and epidemiologic studies.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An examination of the major research issues in epidemiology studies focusing on principal sources of bias (sampling, measurement, and confounding) and other technical issues (e.g. effect-measure modification) in estimates of exposure-outcome associations. Understanding general and design-specific issues is accomplished through critical appraisal of published papers in selected topic areas.

Prerequisite(s): One of Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B with a mark of at least 75%; Epidemiology 2200A/B, or the former Epidemiology and the former Biostatistics 2200A/B, with a mark of at least 75%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will teach the fundamentals of observational study designs (case-control and cohort). The course will be problem-based and taught using published studies as examples. Course assignments and projects will include development and critique of protocols.

Prerequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A and Epidemiology 3200A, with a minimum mark of 70% in each.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A survey course covering the descriptive epidemiology (incidence and prevalence) and analytic epidemiology (risk and protective factors) of the infectious and chronic disease that are leading causes of death and disability. Effects of personal characteristics (age, gender), place (developing versus developed countries) and changes in occurrence over time are emphasized.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the process of systematic reviews and meta-analysis, including formulating a research question, defining inclusion and exclusion criteria for the search, literature search method, data extraction, qualitative and quantitative synthesis of evidence.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A course on the fundamental principles and methods of Public Health (e.g. disease surveillance, outbreak investigations) as practiced by agencies such as Public Health Agency of Canada and local Health Units. Assignments will be based on actual public health problems. Both local and international perspectives will be introduced.

Prerequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A and Epidemiology 3200A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to methods for the design, analysis and interpretation of studies that evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests and the outcomes of new treatments and health technologies. The course will also explore health policy and will follow examples of translation of knowledge generated by clinical epidemiology studies.

Prerequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A and Epidemiology 3200A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course exposes students to the current research design and analysis methods employed in health services research, both in Canada and internationally.

Prerequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A and Epidemiology 3200A with marks of at least 70% in each.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A course focusing on the economics concepts and methods relevant to understand health policy decisions from an economic perspective. This course will cover following topics: microeconomic tools for health economics, demand for and supply of healthcare, health insurance, market failure in the health sector and methods of economic evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): Biostatistics 3100A and Epidemiology 3200A, with a minimum mark of 70% in each.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will cover topics related to the theoretical economic foundation of cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses, and decision analytic models and statistical methods for the economic evaluation of health interventions. Application of Decision Tree Model, Markov Model and Microsimulation Model and uncertainty in health & medicine will be considered.

Prerequisite(s): One of Epidemiology 4600A or Economics 2261A/B, with a mark of at least 70%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours and 1 laboratory hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the statistical and clinical issues in the design and analysis of controlled clinical trials involving human subjects.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Biostatistics 3110B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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