Board of Governors - APPENDIX VII - June 28, 2000
The following recommendations will be proposed to the Board of Governors subject to Senate's approval of the items on June 23, 2000.
Recommended: That effective September 1, 2001, a Four-Year General Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) program be introduced jointly in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Science.
Recommended: That effective September 1, 2001, the following Four-Year Bachelor of Science Honors programs be changed to Bachelor of Medical Sciences Honors degree programs:
and that students registered in these programs prior to September 1, 2000, retain the option (upon request to the Registrar's Office) of graduating with a Bachelor of Science Honors degree until September 1, 2003.
The aim of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) programs is to provide a high quality education in the Medical Sciences. These degrees will provide maximum flexibility in course selection among the basic medical sciences yet also allow for a significant selection of electives from other Faculties. The programs will prepare students for a variety of careers including entry into professional schools (with the appropriate course selection) or employment in industry, government or research. Graduating students seeking direct entry into the work force will have marketable skills including computer, analytical, applied laboratory, communication and organizational skills.
The BMSc is part of a new initiative developed by the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Science to create an umbrella structure for programs in the Life Sciences at Western.
The following are new courses to be introduced as part of this program:
Pathology 440: Environmental Pathology
The pathology of Occupational and Environmental diseases including information on recent developments and basic mechanisms involved in these diseases. Included recognition of occupational and environmental diseases, early diagnosis, mechanisms of cell injury and regeneration and the effects of a wide variety of toxic drugs, chemicals and UV and ionizing radiation.
Prerequisite: Pathology 240a
2 lecture hours.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics 330b: Medical Epidemiology
A course dealing with the calculation and interpretation of basic epidemiologic measures, the strengths and weaknesses of various study designs, and the critical appraisal of published medical and epidemiologic studies.
Prerequisite: One or one half Statistics course (See Three Year Biology Program Statistics requirements)
2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours. Half course
Biochemistry 386b: Clinical Biochemistry
The application of biochemical and molecular principles to the analytical components used to select, evaluate and interpret tests for clinical diseases. Also included will be discussions on the specialized instruments required. Students will gain understanding of the practice of clinical biochemistry, as one of the disciplines of laboratory medicine.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry 385a
3 lecture hours, half course
Anatomy and Cell Biology 329b: Medical Cell Biology
The study of the molecules and functions common to mammalian cells, the specializations that make differentiated cells distinct, and the diseases that result from the dysregulation or loss of these cellular functions. This course will cover cellular organization, biogenesis of organelles, growth and differentiation from an experimental perspective.
Prerequisites: Biology 280a, Biology 282b, Biology 316a.
2 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour, half course.
Medical Science 400: Laboratory [Fourth year course for the Four-Year General BMSc program]
Offered jointly by the Medical Sciences Departments. The laboratory will be modular in design with a module lasting either 2.5, 5 or 10 weeks. Modules equivalent to 20 weeks will constitute a full credit. Each module will involve a biological question using state of the art instrumentation.
Prerequisite: Registration in Fourth Year of the BMSc Program. Prerequisite for individual modules to be determined in consultation with the Department offering that module. Maximum 10 hours per week.
See Calendar copy for the new Four-Year General program in Annex 1.
Recommended: That the Board of Governors approve the UWO Home Page policy (Policy 1.27) as shown in Annex 2.
The World Wide Web Planning Guidelines, initially approved by SCITS and Senate in June 1996 (S.96-143), recommended that a policy be developed that identifies and describes the categories or menu items that appear on the UWO home page (http://www.uwo.ca/). These descriptions of categories were intended to help resolve disputes on where items should be classified. It also recommended that the Subcommittee on the World Wide Web be created and that it coordinate and develop the official image of the University on the World Wide Web. Senate subsequently received for information an extensive report on the Policy for the UWO Home Page Structure and Responsibilities in March 1997 (S.97-72). The policy provides a clearer focus for the UWO Home Page which will assist the Subcommittee in its work. A concurrent proposal is also being directed to Senate to revise the Subcommittee's Terms of Reference for this reason. Contingent on approval by the Board of Governors, the policy will be added to the Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures.
Recommended: That the Board of Governors approve the Official World Wide Web Sites policy (Policy 1.28) shown in Annex 3A.
The World Wide Web Planning Guidelines were initially approved by SCITS and Senate in June 1996 (S.96-143). In the guidelines, Section 4.0 dealt with Official UWO WWW Sites and recommended an initial list of units that are recognized by the University to be involved in research, teaching, the administration or academic student life of the University. The goal was, and still is, to ensure accurate and reliable access to information on official UWO WWW pages, to maximize the number of people that can access the information and to minimize the restrictions on information content providers. It has been suggested that an alphabetical list of campus Web sites, limited to "Official Sites", would be a helpful navigational aid if it were available on the UWO Home Page. As well, it may be helpful if the user could choose to narrow a search to only official pages. The 1996 Guidelines also recommended that the Subcommittee on the World Wide Web be created, one of its responsibilities would be to determine on an on-going basis what WWW sites are official UWO WWW sites.
In February 1998 (S.98-57), SCITS approved and reported to Senate a Policy on Official World Wide Web Sites. This policy essentially iterates the same guidelines as are shown in the proposed policy, but the new policy will provide a clearer focus for both the Western community and the Subcommittee. Contingent on approval by the Board of Governors, the policy will be added to the Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures.
The Web Site Agreement mentioned in Sec. 5.01 of the proposed policy is shown in Annex 3B.
The Report of the Provost's Undergraduate Program Review Committee (PRC) is attached as Annex 4 Not available for the Web.
The 1999 Annual Report of the University Council on Animal Care is provided in Annex 5. Not available for the Web
The Academic Colleague's Report on the 251st Meeting of the Council of Ontario Universities, held on June 1-2, 2000, is attached as Annex 6.
Faculty of Arts
T. Carmichael, Associate Dean - Research, January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2003
J. Tennant, Associate Dean - Academic, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2003
A. Esterhammer, Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2005
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
B.M. Garcia, Acting Chair, Dept. of Pathology, May 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
Faculty of Music
R. Wood, Acting Dean, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2001
Faculty of Science
R. Lipson, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2005
Faculty of Social Science
A. Sancton, Chair, Dept. of Political Science, July 1, 2000 - June 30, 2005