Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Major MAJOR IN PHARMACOLOGY
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Physiology and Pharmacology



A degree containing this module normally requires 4 years for completion. When combined with one of the following Majors, this module leads to a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree: Biochemistry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS), Medical Biophysics, Medical Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, or Pathology (see note). See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Note: Students who successfully completed both the former Pharmacology 3580Z and the former Physiology 3130Z prior to September 1, 2017, may complete both a Major in Pharmacology and a Major in Physiology in a BMSc degree. Students who do not successfully complete both the former Pharmacology 3580Z and the former Physiology 3130Z prior to September 1, 2017, may not register in both of these Major modules. The introduction of Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E creates too many common courses in the Major modules for both to be completed.

Admission Requirements


Both 1000- and 2000-level courses are included in the Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in Pharmacology in BMSc degrees, since admission to the BMSc Program does not occur until Year 3. The Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in other regular undergraduate degrees include only 1000-level courses, since students may register in the Major in Year 2 in non-BMSc degrees. The Module requirements (below) are the same for all students completing the Major.

Admission Requirements for students pursuing this Major module in a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree:

Admission to this Major 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 a BMSc degree.

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 courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each prior to admission to the Major module in Year 3. These courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for additional requirements (averages, course load, etc.).

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.

Admission Requirements for students pursuing this Major module in a degree other than a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree:

Completion of first-year requirements, including a mark of at least 60% in each of the 3.0 principal courses below:

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.

The following must be completed by the end of second year, with a mark of at least 60% in each half course:

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.

Module/Program Information


Module
6.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
1.0 course: Physiology 3120.
1.0 courses: Pharmacology 3620.
1.0 course: Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E (see notes).
1.0 courses in Pharmacology at the 4000-level.

Notes:

1. A minimum average of 75% in the Fall/Winter of the most recent academic year is included in the prerequisite for Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E. Students requesting registration in Years 3 and 4 of the Major in Pharmacology who have not yet successfully completed either the former Pharmacology 3580Z or Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E must satisfy both the Admission Requirements for the module and the prerequisites for Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E to be allowed to register in the module.
2. With the introduction of Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E as a modular course in both the Major in Pharmacology and the Major in Physiology, students requiring this full-credit laboratory course may no longer complete both of these Major modules.
3. BSc and BMSc students completing the Major in Pharmacology in addition to another module must adhere to the Common Course Policy if the same courses at the 2000- to 4000-level appear in more than one of the modules (see faculty websites for details).