Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Honors Specialization HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Epidemiology and Biostatistics



This module is intended primarily for students who wish to pursue graduate training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and want to include applied human health research-intensive preparation in their undergraduate program. This module leads to a 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 or Physics 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B or 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.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, with a mark of at least 75%.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Epidemiology 2200A/B with a mark of at least 75%.

Module/Program Information


Module
11.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course: Chemistry 2213A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B with a mark of at least 75%.
1.5 courses: Biology 2290F/G, Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course: Epidemiology 2200A/B with a mark of at least 75%.
1.0 course from the Social Science Subject List (see below).
1.0 course: Biostatistics 3100A, Biostatistics 3110B with a mark of at least 70% in each.
1.0 course: Epidemiology 3200A Epidemiology 3210B, with a mark of at least 70% in each.
2.0 courses: Epidemiology 3330F/G, Epidemiology 4310A, Epidemiology 4320A, (one of Epidemiology 4500B or Epidemiology 4600A).
1.0 course from: Biostatistics 4115B, Epidemiology 3315B, Epidemiology 4600A (if not used above), Epidemiology 4615B, Epidemiology 4715B.
1.5 course: Epidemiology and Biostatistics 4900E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Social Science Subject List:

Students must complete 1.0 senior course from one of the subject areas below (e.g. 1.0 course in Economics) and it is recommended that this 1.0 course be selected from the number range specified for the subject area. Note that (i) two half courses from two different subject areas will not satisfy this requirement, and (ii) some courses may require a prerequisite.

Anthropology (2200 or above), Economics (2100 or above), First Nations (2100 or above), Geography (2200 or above), History (2200 or above), Political Science (2230 or above), Psychology (2100 or above, with the exception of Psychology 2800E, Psychology 2810 and Psychology 2820E), or Sociology (2200 or above).

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. Students are encouraged to take at least one of the following ethics courses as options: Philosophy 2715F/G – Health Care Ethics, Philosophy 3730F/G – Research Ethics