Academic Calendar - 2021 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021ARCHIVE

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOPHYSICS (Physical Science Concentration)
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Medical Biophysics

This module can only be completed within a BSc (Hons) degree.

Admission Requirements

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% on the following 4.0 principal courses, with no mark below 60% in any of these (full or half) principal courses:

0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1401A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B  (a minimum mark of 80% is required in the former Physics 1028A/B, if taken).
0.5 course from: Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1402A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B (a minimum mark of 80% is required in the former Physics 1029A/B, if taken).
1.0 courses from: Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B, or the former Applied Mathematics 1413.
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
1.0 courses: Biology 1001A and Biology 1002B (may be deferred until Year 2). 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

10.0 courses:

1.0 course from: Physics 2101A/B and Physics 2102A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 2302A/B, Calculus 2502A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 2303A/B, Calculus 2503A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2035A/B.
3.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 3330F/G, Medical Biophysics 3501A, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Medical Biophysics 3507G, Medical Biophysics 3645A/B and Medical Biophysics 3970Z.
1.5 courses: Medical Biophysics 4970E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).
1.0 course from: Medical Biophysics 4445A/B, Medical Biophysics 4455A/B, Medical Biophysics 4467A/B, Medical Biophysics 4475A/B, Medical Biophysics 4535A/B, Medical Biophysics 4710A/B.
1.0 course from: Applied Mathematics 2402A, Applied Mathematics 2811B, Applied Mathematics 3615A/B, Chemistry 2213A/B, Chemistry 2214A/B, Chemistry 2223B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Physics 2110A/B, an additional one or two half courses in Medical Biophysics at the 3000- or 4000-level, the former Applied Mathematics 2813B, the former Physics 2600A/B.

Note: students are encouraged to take Medical Biophysics 2500A/B in second year if they want an introduction to the discipline of Medical Biophysics or are interested in learning how biophysics concepts are applied in translational health research.