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Summer Session 2015

MAY SESSION: May 4 to 29 | JUNE SESSION: June 1 to 26


The Summer Session in Epidemiology and Biostatistics offers health professionals the opportunity to gain familiarity with the principles of epidemiology and biostatistics. It also offers graduate students, medical residents and clinical fellows from McGill, and graduate students from other Québec and Canadian universities the opportunity to acquire academic credits and thereby accelerate course work during a summer term. Courses may also be taken for a Professional Interest Certificate.

The language of instruction is English, unless otherwise stated, and students are advised that fluency in English is essential to benefit from the courses offered. However, students may submit their course assignments and examinations in French.

MCGILL STUDENTS


Registration for McGill Graduate Students will begin March 12, 2015.

Students from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
Students currently registered in the Department register directly on MINERVA for May and June courses. Please note that permission of the instructors is required for the Pharmacoepidemiology courses. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Students from Other Departments
Graduate students from other McGill departments wishing to take courses in our department must usually first obtain permission from the course instructor. Once granted they can access MINERVA to complete the registration process.

Permission of Instructor
In almost all cases, permission of the instructor is required to register. Please contact the instructor with information on your academic background and reasons for wanting to take their course. Be sure to include your full name, student ID number, course title, and course number when emailing your request. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Once the permission has been granted by the instructor please send a copy to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca, it will then be entered in the system allowing you to register via MINERVA.

Course Additions/Withdrawals/Changes
Due to the intensive nature of these courses, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to verify the dates on Minerva under “Class Schedule and Add/Drop Course Sections” in the registration menu. Students will be charged full fees for courses not dropped within the Add/Drop time period.

Fees: please see Student Accounts for details.

MCGILL MEDICAL RESIDENTS/CLINICAL FELLOWS


Registration for McGill Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows will begin February 16, 2015.

Please follow these 4 steps:

  1. Discuss your particular needs with your Training Programme Director and decide on your course selection. Please note that 3 credits per 4 week period is considered a fair load, 6 credits a heavy load.
  2. Starting February 16, register on line for your courses at www.mcgill.ca/minerva/ within the deadline dates posted on Minerva.
  3. Consult MINERVA a few weeks before the starting date of your course(s). For information on course outlines, visit www.mcgill.ca/epi-biostat-occh/summer/coursestimetables/.
  4. Course Selection (to add or drop a course or to cancel your registration) requires written permission from your Training Programme Director, as well as submitting your changes on MINERVA. This will avoid the mention of ‘Fail ’on your university transcript.

If accessing Minerva for the first time, your PIN (Personal Identification Number) is your year, month and day of birth (example: 651203 if you were born on December 3, 1965).

Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows can register for a maximum of 12 credits in total and are considered Special Students at the graduate level during this period. Students who have reached the limit of 12 credits are no longer eligible for Special Student status at the graduate level.

As a Medical Resident/Clinical Fellow, you will receive academic credit for any courses taken during the summer. You are expected to attend all classes, complete all assignments, and take exams. The marks you receive will be entered on your permanent McGill Transcript Record. If you do not complete a course, you will get an automatic Incomplete ‘K ’or Fail ‘F ’. Successfully completed credits may be transferred to a degree program at McGill or another university.

Permission of Instructor
In almost all cases, permission of the instructor is required to register. Please contact the instructor with information on your academic background and reasons for wanting to take their course. Be sure to include your full name, student ID number, course title, and course number when emailing your request. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Note: McGill Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows do not need permission of the instructor to register for EPIB 507 or EPIB 600 during the Sumemr Session.

Once the permission has been granted by the instructor please send a copy to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca, it will then be entered in the system allowing you to register via MINERVA.

Course Additions/Withdrawals/Changes
Due to the intensive nature of these courses, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to verify the dates on Minerva under “Class Schedule and Add/Drop Course Sections” in the registration menu. Students will be charged full fees for courses not dropped within the Add/Drop time period.

Fees: please see Student Accounts for details.

STUDENTS FROM OTHER QUEBEC UNIVERSITIES


Graduate students from other Québec universities wishing to take courses in our department must first obtain permission from the instructor. Please contact the instructor with information on your academic background and reasons for wanting to take their course. Be sure to include your full name, course title, and course number when emailing your request. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Once the permission of the instructor has been obtained please send a copy to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Students must then apply on-line at https://mobilite-cours.crepuq.qc.ca/4DSTATIC/FRAccueil.html, they should also verify with their home department regarding approval procedures at their home university.

Registration requests will not be processed by the Department before March 12, 2015, and no later than three weeks prior to the start of the course(s) they are applying for.

Course Additions/Withdrawals/Changes
Due to the intensive nature of these courses, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to verify the dates on Minerva under “Class Schedule and Add/Drop Course Sections” in the registration menu. Students will be charged full fees for courses not dropped within the Add/Drop time period.

Fees: Students will be charged by their home universities.

STUDENTS FROM OTHER CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES


Students from universities outside Quebec (but within Canada) must first obtain permission from the instructor before applying to register for one of our summer courses. Please contact the instructor with information on your academic background and reasons for wanting to take their course. Be sure to include your full name, course title, and course number when emailing your request. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Once permission of the instructor has been granted please send a copy to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Students should also obtain a Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement form from www.cags.ca/agreements.php and follow the instructions indicated on the form.

Students may apply as of March 12, 2015, and no later than three weeks prior to the start of the course(s) they are applying for.

Course Additions/Withdrawals/Changes
Due to the intensive nature of these courses, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to verify the dates on Minerva under “Class Schedule and Add/Drop Course Sections” in the registration menu. Students will be charged full fees for courses not dropped within the Add/Drop time period.

Fees: Please refer to the Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement for details.

STUDENTS SEEKING PROFESSIONAL INTEREST CERTIFICATE


Health professionals and others not seeking academic credits are considered for enrolment as Professional Interest Students in the Summer Session. Professional Interest Students are expected to participate fully in course work, including assignments and examinations. Students will be informed of the grade obtained, but it will not be officially recorded by the university and no formal university transcript will be issued. Students will receive a certificate of participation from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. Courses taken for Professional Interest cannot subsequently be applied to an academic program. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.

Permission of instructor
In all cases, permission of the instructor is required for Professional Interests Students in order to register. Please contact the instructor with information on your academic background and reasons for wanting to take their course. Be sure to include your full name, course title, and course number when emailing your request. Instructors' email addresses appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section. Please send a copy of the permission email to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca once it has been granted by the instructor.

Course Load
Please note that 3 credits per four-week period is considered a fair load, 6 credits a heavy load.

Registration
Once the permission of the instructor has been obtained, Professional Interest Students may register starting March 12, 2015, and no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course(s) they are registering for by completing the Summer Session: Professional Interest Registration form available HERE.  The course fees are $750.00 cdn per credit (plus all applicable taxes).

Refund / Cancellation Policy
Participants can request a full refund, minus a $100.00 cdn cancellation fee, up to one week prior to the start of the course(s) they are registered in. Professional Interest Students who register without first obtaining the permission of the instructor will be charged a $100.00 cdn cancellation fee if permission is not granted subsequently.

Important Note to International Applicants
Individuals coming to Canada to study for less than a six-month period do not have to obtain a Study Permit, however, you should still check with immigration authorities to ensure that you will be able to enter and remain in Canada to pursue your studies. Details are available from the Canadian Embassy or Consulate nearest you. Professional Interest Students may come to Canada on a Visitor or Tourist Visa, since our Summer Session is less than three months.