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 Level






Course Type




Microbiology and Immunology


The biology of the human immune system and microbial pathogens including viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. Host-pathogen relationships and mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Either Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and either Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The fundamental aspects of the ecology, structure, physiology, replication, pathogenesis and genetics of bacteria and viruses. Topics include the usages of microbes in health and industry, foodborne and waterborne bacterial diseases, parasitic diseases and global health aspects, gene therapy vectors and vaccines.

Antirequisite(s): The former Microbiology and Immunology 2100A, the former Microbiology and Immunology 3400B.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2581A/B; Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B. Pre-or Corequisite(s): It is recommended that Biochemistry 3381A be taken concurrently or previously.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Elementary concepts of innate and adaptive immunity, structure and function of the immune system, antigens and antibodies, complement, genetic basis of the immune response, humoral and cellular immunity, immunological tolerance, organ and tissue transplantation, allergy, and autoimmune disease.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 lecture/tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A trans-disciplinary approach to examine the introduction, spread and ecological impact of infectious diseases; the underlying biological and social determinants of infectious diseases with an emphasis on the effects of environment and socio-economic status; lessons learned from global pandemics; treatment/prevention of infectious diseases and challenges with implementation in under-resourced communities.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Laboratory techniques used in the broad discipline of microbiology, including bacteriology and virology. Laboratory exercises include the staining, biochemical characteristics and identification of live bacteria, plus genetic techniques used to study microorganisms. This course runs parallel to, and applies basic principles acquired in, Microbiology and Immunology 3100A.

Antirequisite(s): The former Microbiology and Immunology 3600G, the former Microbiology and Immunology 2100A.


Extra Information: 1 lecture/tutorial hour, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will familiarize students with a variety of practical techniques used in immunology research and diagnostic laboratories. The course applies basic principles acquired in Microbiology and Immunology 3300B.

Antirequisite(s): the former Microbiology and Immunology 3600G.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%; Biology 2581A/B; Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B with marks of at least 60% in both courses; Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Microbiology and Immunology 3300B.

Extra Information: 1 lecture/tutorial hour, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The host immune response to microorganisms, the biology of microorganisms with disease-causing potential and clinical aspects of infectious diseases will be covered. The role and professional attitude of the nurse in prevention, detection and control of infections will be emphasized.

Antirequisite(s): The former Microbiology and Immunology 3810W.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours. Enrolment is limited to students in the Western-Fanshawe Collaborative BScN Program and the Compressed Time Frame BScN Program.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A course offering an integrated view of bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms. Topics focus mainly on medically important bacterial pathogens, with an emphasis on how they cause disease and the host's immune defense mechanisms to these infectious microbes.

Prerequisite(s): Microbiology and Immunology 3100A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3400B, with a mark of at least 70%.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Molecular mechanisms involved in viral replication and host pathogen relationships. This course focuses on animal and human viruses and their host-pathogen relationships including immune evasion strategies, mechanisms of host restriction, evolutionary relationships, disease pathogenesis and therapeutic applications of viral vectors.

Prerequisite(s): Microbiology and Immunology 3100A or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3400B, with a mark of at least 70%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course covers advanced concepts on cellular and molecular regulation of the immune system and their application to clinical conditions including autoimmune diseases, transplantation, and cancer. Recent advances and challenges in immunotherapeutics, immunology research, and immune mechanisms are highlighted.

Prerequisite(s): Microbiology and Immunology 3300B (or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3300A) with a mark of at least 70%.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 lecture/tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The major laboratory course for students in Honors Specialization modules offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Includes an independent research project supervised by a faculty member; lectures on laboratory safety, biosafety, use of animals in research, scientific integrity; scientific communication (two seminars and a written report).


Prerequisite(s): Microbiology and Immunology 3610F and Microbiology and Immunology 3620G with a mark in each of at least 70%, or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3600G with a mark of at least 70%. Enrolment is limited, and is available only to students in Year 4 of the Honors Specializations in Microbiology and Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology and Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity. Students in the Honors Specialization in Biochemistry of Infection and Immunity require only one of the following half courses with a mark of at least 70% as the prerequisite: Biochemistry 3380G, Microbiology and Immunology 3610F or Microbiology and Immunology 3620G (or the former Microbiology and Immunology 3600G).

Extra Information: 15 hours per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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