Academic Calendar - 2022

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2022

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN MEDICAL BIOINFORMATICS
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Medical Bioinformatics - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



This module leads to an Honours Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Admission Requirements


Admission to this Honours 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 Honours Specialization module. Enrolment in this Honours 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: Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 1026A/B, Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/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. 1.0 course at the 1000-level from either Category A or B must be completed with a passing grade. The courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each prior to admission to the Honours Specialization module in Year 3. These courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for additional average and course load requirements, etc. and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for specific information about admission to Honours Specialization modules

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2858A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2121A/B.

Notes:

  1. Statistical Sciences 2857A/B with a mark of at least 60% is the prerequisite for Statistical Sciences 2858A/B.
  2. Computer Science 2121A/B requires either (Computer Science 2120A/B) or (Computer Science 1026A/B with a minimum mark of 60% and registration in Medical Sciences First Entry) as the prerequisite.

Module/Program Information


Module
11.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
1.0 course: Biology 2382A/B, Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2244A/B, Statistical Sciences 2858A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2120A/B. If Computer Science 1026A/B was taken, an additional half course must be taken from the picklists of modular courses numbered 2000 and above to replace Computer Science 2120A/B.
0.5 course: Computer Science 2121A/B.
0.5 course from: Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Data Science 2000A/B, Statistical Sciences 2857A/B.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 3120A/B, Computer Science 3121A/B.
0.5 course: Medical Bioinformatics 3100A/B.
1.0 course: Pathology 3500, or the former Pathology 3240A and the former Pathology 3245B.
1.0 course: Physiology 3120.
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200A/B, Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309, Biochemistry 3385B, Epidemiology 2200A/B, Medical Biophysics 3503G, Medical Biophysics 3505F, Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B, Pharmacology 3620.
0.5 course from: Computer Science 4411A/B, Data Science 3000A/B, Biology 4289A/B, One Health 4100F/G, the former Computer Science 4414A/B.
1.0 course from: Medical Bioinformatics 4750F/G or Microbiology and Immunology 4750F/G, Medical Bioinformatics 4850G.
1.5 courses: Medical Bioinformatics 4980E (Research Project = 1.5 courses)

Notes:
1. Students planning to take Statistical Sciences 2857A/B should note that this course requires either Calculus 1301A/B with a minimum mark of 85% or Calculus 1501A/B with a minimum mark of 60% as the prerequisite.
2. Students planning to take Data Science 3000A/B should note that this course requires Mathematics 1600A/B as the prerequisite.
3.See the Weighted Average Chart (MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM) for information about admission to the Honours Specialization modules in Year 4, including which modular courses must be completed prior to Year 4.