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Course Description for the Non-Thesis - MSc Degree (45 credits)

Non-Thesis M.Sc.

For the Non-Thesis Master’s in Dental Sciences, we aim to train students to: 1) complete a literature review, 2) understand and criticize the scientific literature, 3) appreciate the principles of scientific thinking, and 4) seek additional career and training options (such as entering a PhD program).

Non‐thesis MSc program offers students a possibility to gain new information on various research related topics to supplement existing education. In this program, you will be able to ‘sample’ various research areas in theory without committing to a specific research topic or project yet. Students select either the Basic Science-stream or Clinical and Population Health-stream. All non-thesis students are encouraged to seek voluntary and summer research opportunities with researchers in the Faculty to further update and upgrade their research experience. This program provides students a great opportunity to clarify their interests, to know Faculty members and learn about, and engage with their cutting-edge research programs to seek additional career and training options (such as entering a PhD program). This non-thesis program is not a residency program and does not provide clinical qualifications.

The non‐thesis program involves independent studies. You will not have a supervisor in the Faculty and hence the program resembles undergraduate studies. The course load is heavy and requires hard work on your part ‐ the onus is on you to succeed and to complete the program. You are required to take a minimum of 45 credits within 2 years of studies. Students have regular meetings with the program director to discuss their progress within the program.

Curriculum

REQUIRED COURSES (Total 23 credits)

Required courses (20 credits)

DENT 563 Introduction to Research 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 600 Clinical Epidemiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Professnls 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 671 Advanced Research Seminar 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 655 Health Technology Assessment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 670 Dental Research Project 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Stream 1. Basic science 3 credits from

EXMD 610 Molecular Meths in Medical Res 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EXMD 609 Cellular Meths in Med Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Stream 2. Clinical and populational health 3 credits from

DENT 672 Applied Mix Meth in Health Res 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSES (minimum 22 credits) – chosen either from Stream 1 or 2

Stream 1. Basic Science

ANAT 663D1 Histology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 663D2 Histology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 690D1 Cell and Developmental Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 690D2 Cell and Developmental Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BMDE 505 Cell and Tissue Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 504 Biomaterials & Bioperformance 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 654 Mechanisms&Management of Pain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 669 Extracellular Matrix Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 673 Biotechnology&Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 681 Readings in Dent&Health Res 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 682 Readings in Dent&Health Res 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 683 Readings in Dent&Health Res 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY 517 Artificial Internal Organs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY 518 Artificial Cells 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PHGY 550 Molecular Physiology of Bone 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Stream 2. Clinical and populational health

DENT 681 Readings in Dent&Health Res 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 682 Readings in Dent&Health Res 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

DENT 683 Readings in Dent&Health Res 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EDEM 692 Qualitative Research Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 623 Res Design in Health Sci 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 635 Clinical Trials 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 641 Substantive Epidemiology 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 660 Practical Aspects:Protocol Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 669 Special Topics 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 671 Cancer Epidemiology&Prevention 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 677 Special Topics 8 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 679 Special Topics 10 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Other complementary 500- or 600-level courses in the University may be taken with the approval of the director of the program and GPS.