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Master of science in Otolaryngology

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Please consult the following document for more information about the MSc program:

Master of Science 2010-2011 [.pdf]
*Double-program students (i.e., those who are both medical residents & MSc students): Please consult the Residency Training Manual for the double-program Master's description.

Selection of master's projects and supervisors

Projects may be selected from the residency training manual or from projects described in Annual Grand Rounds session, "On-going research." Joint supervision by both a basic scientist and a clinician is required.

Double-program master of science

Exceptional McGill OTL residents may be permitted to enter a double-program Master's, combining both normal residency and Master of Science activities. Double-program activities must start six months before the Enrichment year starts and normally continue after the end of the Enrichment year.

MSc degree requirements

  1. Course work (OTOL-602, OTOL-603, OTOL-612, OTOL-613, and 513-607 (Epidemiology))
  2. Attendance at Research Topics seminars with Dr. Segal
  3. Presentation at Resident Research Day and at a national or international scientific meeting
  4. Two seminars:
    1. A Progress seminar during the first year,
    2. A Thesis seminar about two months before submission of thesis.
    On request, the Research Committee may permit combination of these two seminars.
  5. A thesis. It is expected that thesis material will be lead to at least one paper in a high-quality journal.

MSc course work

The MSc program comprises a minimum of 45 credits as follows:

Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 1 OTOL-602 — 3 credits;
Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 2 OTOL-612 — 3 credits;
Advanced Scientific Principles of Otolaryngology 1 OTOL-603 — 3 credits;
Advanced Scientific Principles of Otolaryngology 2 OTOL-613 — 3 credits;
Principles of Inferential Statistics in Medicine 513-607 — 3 credits or equivalent;
Thesis 1 OTOL-690 — 3 credits;
Thesis 2 OTOL-691 — 3 credits;
Thesis 3 OTOL-692 — 6 credits;
Thesis 4 OTOL-693 — 6 credits;
Thesis 5 OTOL-694 — 12 credits.

When appropriate, courses OTOL-602, OTOL-612, OTOL-603 or OTOL-613 may be replaced by other basic-science or clinical (500-level or higher) courses of relevance to Otolaryngology, as recommended or approved by the Department. Students aiming to acquire an interdisciplinary background will be expected to take additional elective courses, at the undergraduate level if necessary.

Courses

OTOL 602

3 credits
Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 1.

Otolaryngology: University rounds, hospital rounds and seminars presenting various topics in clinical otolaryngology.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • 6 hours/week
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Sam Joseph Daniel
    • Sam Joseph Daniel

OTOL 603

3 credits
Advanced Scientific Principles - Otolaryngology 1.

Otolaryngology: Advanced basic science topics of relevance to otolaryngology, aiming to develop clinician-scientist skills by linking basic science to otolaryngology.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • 1.5 hours/week
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Sam Joseph Daniel
    • Sam Joseph Daniel

OTOL 612

3 credits
Physiology, Histopathology and Clinical Otolaryngology 2.

Otolaryngology: University rounds, hospital rounds and seminars presenting various additional topics in clinical otolaryngology.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • 6 hours/week
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Sam Joseph Daniel
    • Sam Joseph Daniel

OTOL 613

3 credits
Advanced Scientific Principles - Otolaryngology 2.

Otolaryngology: Additional basic science topics of relevance to otolaryngology. Integration of course material is assessed by preparation of a manuscript for peer-reviewed publication.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • 1.5 hours/week
  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Sam Joseph Daniel
    • Sam Joseph Daniel

EPIB 607

4 credits
Inferential Statistics.

Epidemiology & Biostatistics: Introduction to the basic principles of statistical inference used in clinical and epidemiologic research. Topics include variability; methods of processing and describing data; sampling and sampling distributions; inferences regarding means and proportions, non-parametric methods, regression and correlation.

Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

  • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): A first year course in undergraduate differential and integral calculus.
  • Terms
    • This course is not scheduled for the 2014 academic year
  • Instructors
    • Olli S Saarela

OTOL 690

3 credits
M.Sc. Thesis 1.

Otolaryngology: A literature search and research proposal under supervision of the research supervisor that leads to a written proposal.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014 academic year.

OTOL 691

3 credits
M.Sc. Thesis 2.

Otolaryngology: Supervised training and research in connection with the Master's thesis.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014 academic year.

OTOL 692

6 credits
M.Sc. Thesis 3.

Otolaryngology: Independent research in connection with the Master's thesis.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014 academic year.

OTOL 693

6 credits
M.Sc. Thesis 4.

Otolaryngology: A seminar and written report to be presented to an ad hoc committee describing appropriate progress at the end of the first year of training.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014 academic year.

OTOL 694

12 credits
M.Sc. Thesis 5.

Otolaryngology: Independent study in connection with the Master's thesis. Presentation of results at a departmental seminar, or at a scientific meeting. Completion and final acceptance of the M.Sc. Thesis by the Department and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Offered by: Otolaryngology Head/Neck Surg.

  • Terms
    • Fall 2014
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014 academic year.