Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Major MAJOR IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Medical Biophysics



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 Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology or Physiology. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Admission Requirements


Both 1000- and 2000-level courses are included in the Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in Medical Biophysics 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 Double Major modules in a BMSc degree.

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: Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B (one of Physics 1301A/B or Physics 1501A/B is preferred).
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B (one of Physics 1302A/B or Physics 1502A/B is preferred).

* 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 course below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% prior to admission to the Major module in Year 3. This course 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: Computer Science 2035A/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 4.0 (full or half) principal courses below:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B* (may be deferred until Year 2).
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B, or the former Chemistry 1100A/B and the former Chemistry 1200B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B (one of Physics 1301A/B or Physics 1501A/B is preferred).
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B (one of Physics 1302A/B or Physics 1502A/B is preferred).

* 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.

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