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




Pathology


A survey course providing an understanding of fundamental mechanisms of disease processes. The first half of the course presents pathogenesis of diseases common to all organ systems; the second half concentrates on disease in most of the major organ systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

Antirequisite(s): The former Pathology 3240A.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/wk or equivalent online delivery with 1 tutorial hour/wk. Enrollment limited to students in the Western Fanshawe College collaborative BScN program.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to human pathology - the study of disease. Students will be introduced to general mechanisms of disease (e.g. inflammation, injury, neoplasia, disturbed hemodynamics). These general processes will be described and applied to specific diseases of organ systems.

Antirequisite(s): Pathology 2420A, the former Pathology 3240A, the former Pathology 3245B.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2280A; Biology 2382A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The focus is on the various research approaches, disease models, experimental designs, and analytical methods used to study and evaluate human disease. The course will use contemporary learning tools and a variety of evaluation and assessment methods. Examples will be taken from major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2280A and registration in a BMSc degree. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Pathology 3500 or the former Pathology 3240A; Physiology 3120 or Physiology 3140A.

Extra Information: 3 lecture/tutorial hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will cover current concepts in the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of selected human diseases. These will include endocrine, metabolic, neuropsychiatric, renal, cardiac and neoplastic diseases, with emphasis on defects in genes and/or the levels of hormones or growth factor receptors, cellular organelles, intracellular signaling pathways, and cellular metabolism.

Prerequisite(s): Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70% or the former Pathology 3240A and the former Pathology 3245B with a mark of at least 70% in each.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The pathology of occupational and environmental diseases, including information on recent developments and basic mechanisms involved in these diseases. Recognition of occupational and environmental diseases, early diagnosis, mechanisms of cell injury and regeneration, and the effects of a wide variety of toxic drugs, chemicals and UV and ionizing radiation are included.

Prerequisite(s): Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70% or the former Pathology 3240A and Pathology 3245B with a minimum mark of 70% in each.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Examination of the medicolegal framework investigating the nature and circumstance of certain deaths. These forensic investigations involve experts in different disciplines assisting the coroner and police in resolving cases. Forensic pathology examines the effects of disease, particularly in sudden death, and effects of various external agents on the human body.

Prerequisite(s): Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70% or the former Pathology 3240A and Pathology 3245B with a minimum mark of 70% in each.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Includes: i) theory and practice of laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, appropriate use of experimental models, ii) an independent research project supervised by faculty, iii) oral and written communication skills, including the preparation of a research proposal and final written research project report.

Antirequisite(s): The former Pathology and Toxicology 4980E.

Prerequisite(s): Pathology 3500 with a mark of at least 70% or the former Pathology 3240A and Pathology 3245B with marks of at least 70% in each; and one of the following: (Pharmacology 3620, Physiology 3120, and registration in Year 4 of the Honors Specialization in Pathology), (Microbiology and Immunology 3610F and Microbiology and Immunology 3620G with marks of at least 70% in each and registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology with Pathology), or (Biochemistry 3380G with a mark of at least 70% and registration in Year 4 of an Honors Specialization in Biochemistry and Pathology of Human Disease).

Extra Information: Minimum 11 laboratory hours per week plus 1 seminar hour per week.

Course Weight: 1.50
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