Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Honors Specialization HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND PATHOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASE*
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Biochemistry



This module leads to an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Admission Requirements


Admission to this Honors Specialization module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to the Honors Specialization module. Enrolment in this Honors Specialization module is limited and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The 1000-level half courses listed below must each be completed with a mark of at least 60%:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.
The 2000-level courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each (unless otherwise indicated) prior to admission to the Honors Specialization module in Year 3. These 2000-level courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for additional average, course load requirements, etc. and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for specific information about Honors Specialization modules, including the Weighted Average Chart.

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%
0.5 course: Biology 2581A/B
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
1.0 course from: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Chemistry 2211A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Chemistry 2374A, Chemistry 2384B, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B

Module/Program Information


Module
10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
0.5 course: Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
1.0 course from: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Chemistry 2211A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Chemistry 2374A, Chemistry 2384B, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
1.0 course: 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.
1.5 courses: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A and Biochemistry 3380G, with marks of at least 70% in each.
2.0 courses: Biochemistry 3385A, Biochemistry 3386B, Biochemistry 4410A, Biochemistry 4420A.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 4450A, Biochemistry 4463B.
0.5 course from: Pathology 4200A/B, Pathology 4400A/B.
1.5 courses from: Biochemistry 4483E or Pathology 4980E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Notes:
1. For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM).
2. A course in Physiology (e.g. Physiology 2130 or Physiology 3120) is recommended.