Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Honors Specialization HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND CANCER BIOLOGY*
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.

1.0 course at the 1000-level from either Category A or B must be completed with a passing grade.

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 and course load requirements, etc. and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for specific information about admission to Honors Specialization modules.

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

Module/Program Information


Module
11.0 courses

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B, Chemistry 2283G.
0.5 course: Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B.
0.5 course: Medical Biophysics 2582B.
1.5 courses: Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 4450A, Biochemistry 4455G.
1.0 course: Pharmacology 3620.
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3382A, Chemistry 3393A/B, Microbiology and Immunology 3300B (see note 1 below).
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Pathology 3500 (or the former Pathology 3240A and the former Pathology 3245B).
0.5 course from: Biochemistry 3380G, Microbiology and Immunology 3620G, Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E (see note 1 below), the former Pharmacology 3580Z.  A mark of at least 70% is required in the course taken.
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4461B, Microbiology and Immunology 4300A, Pharmacology 4360A/B.
1.5 courses: Biochemistry 4486E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Notes:
1. Biochemistry 3380G requires both Biochemistry 3381A and Biochemistry 3382A as prerequisite courses; Microbiology and Immunology 3620G requires Microbiology and Immunology 3300B as a pre-or corequisite course; the prerequisite for Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E includes a minimum average of 75% in the previous year. The inclusion of Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E will increase the module to 11.5 courses.
2. For the specific courses that must be completed before Year 4, see the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM).
3. Microbiology and Immunology 4300A requires a minimum mark of 70% in Microbiology and Immunology 3300B as a prerequisite.