Biological and Medical Sciences
First Entry Program
First Entry Program
For the Biology and Medical Sciences modules, the recommended first year program is the Biological and Medical Sciences First Entry Program, which is designed for those intending to pursue more advanced study in Biology or the Medical Sciences. There are NEW half credit first-year Biology courses available: Biology 1001A and 1002B, designed for those students who are registered in the Faculty of Science and Biology 1201A and 1202B, geared towards those students outside of the Faculty of Science. Both of these courses provide a broad introduction to the discipline of Biology, reflecting the hierarchical organization of biological systems, from sub-cellular components to organisms to communities and ecosystems.
Since biological systems are constrained by the laws of chemistry and physics, it is important for students in Biology and Medical Sciences to take courses in Chemistry and Physics. Those students pursuing Majors, Specializations, or Honors Specialization in Biological Sciences require Physics 1028A/B and those interested in modules in the Medical Sciences also require Physics 1029A/B. Mathematics is important to Biology and Medical Sciences, as this subject is important to collecting and understanding data, modeling those data and developing theories about the phenomenon under study. Therefore, students are also asked to take a full year of Mathematics from a selection of courses (see details below).
All Biology Specialization and Honors Specialization Modules contain a common set of courses, called the BioCore consisting of courses in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Physiology, Statistics and a unique, modular laboratory/techniques course. These courses present the basic principles of the discipline of Biology. For more details on the various modular requirements, see side bar links.
The Honors Specialization Modules in Medical Sciences are offered in the following disciplines: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medical Biophysics, Medical Sciences, Microbiology & Immunology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology & Pharmacology, and Pathology. Course requirements vary depending on the discipline. For further details, see the Medical Sciences Modules at: http://www.uwo.ca/bmsc/modules.htm
Biology 1001A and 1002B (or 1201A and 1202B); Chemistry 1100A/B and 1200B, 1.0 course from the following: Calculus 1000A/B or 1100A/B, Calculus 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, or 1228A/B, 1229A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B or the former Calculus 1201A/B, or the former Mathematics 030; Physics 1028A/B [This is only a half course. Medical Sciences modules require 1.0 Physics courses, which can be achieved by adding Physics 1029A/B]
1.5 courses, of which 1.0 may be taken from either the Faculty of Arts or another Faculty Students taking modules in the Medical Sciences have a 1.0 course option.
*The Mathematics requirement must be completed by the end of the second year.
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