Academic Calendar - 2020 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020ARCHIVE


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session



A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.

Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).

Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honours Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honours Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.


Course Level

Course Type

Physiology and Pharmacology

A laboratory course that introduces students to research techniques, methodologies, data analysis and scientific communication. Students will select different experiments covering the major systems in the human body and examine them from a physiological or pharmacological perspective. This course is intended for students interested in physiology and/or pharmacology.

Antirequisite(s): The former Pharmacology 3580Z, the former Physiology 3130Z.

Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2280A; either Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A; 1.0 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1501A/B, Physics 1502A/B; and 1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1500A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B. A minimum average of 75% in the Fall/Winter of the most recent academic year is required. Open only to students who are registered in Years 3 or 4. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Either Physiology 3120 or Pharmacology 3620 (Physiology 3120 is strongly recommended).

Extra Information: 3 lecture/laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A major laboratory project in Physiology or Pharmacology, which emphasizes experimental design, instrumentation, collection and analysis of data and communication of experimental results by oral, poster and written presentations. Students will select the physiology or pharmacology project from a list provided by the department and be matched to a supervisor.

Antirequisite(s): The former Pharmacology 4980E, the former Physiology 4980E.

Prerequisite(s): Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E or the former Pharmacology 3580Z or the former Physiology 3130Z; Physiology 3120 and 3140A; and registration in Year 4 of one of the following Honours Specialization modules: Pharmacology, Physiology or Physiology and Pharmacology.

Extra Information: Minimum 15 laboratory hours per week plus 2 seminar hours in alternate weeks.

Course Weight: 1.50
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Laboratory course intended for students interested in pursuing graduate-level research in Physiology and/or Pharmacology, including lectures on experimental design, statistical analysis, oral and written scientific communication, critical evaluation of scientific literature, and preparation of grant proposals; literature review of research area; attending research seminars; development of an independent research project.

Antirequisite(s): the former Pharmacology 4999E, the former Physiology 4999E.

Prerequisite(s): Physiology and Pharmacology 4980E or the former Pharmacology 4980E or the former Physiology 4980E; and permission of the department.

Extra Information: 12 laboratory hours per week, 2 hours per week in class.

Course Weight: 1.00
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