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Summer Session 2014

MAY SESSION: May 5 to 30 | JUNE SESSION: June 2 to 27

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 other 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.


COURSE LOAD

Please note that 6 credits per four-week period is considered a fair load, 10 credits a heavy load.

Note for all Academic Students: Course Addition(s)/Withdrawal(s)/Change(s)

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.

PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR

In almost all cases, permission of the instructor is required to register. Be sure to include your full name and student ID number, course title(s), and course number(s) when emailing your request to the instructor. Please ask the instructor to include a cc to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca once permission has been granted. Instructor’s email address appears with the course description in the Course & Timetable section.

Only after permission has been granted by the instructor with copy sent to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca will you be able to add the course to your record via Minerva.

MCGILL STUDENTS

Registration for McGill Students will begin March 13, 2014.

Students from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health:
Students currently registered in a DEGREE program in the Department register directly on MINERVA for May and June courses.

Students from Other Departments:
Registered degree students from other departments within McGill wishing to take courses in our department MUST FIRST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR. The students must then access MINERVA to complete the registration process.

Fees: please see Student Accounts for details.

MCGILL MEDICAL RESIDENTS/CLINICAL FELLOWS

Registration for McGill Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows will begin February 14, 2014.

Please follow these 4 steps:

  1. Discuss your particular needs with your Training Programme Director and decide on your course selection. Please note that 6 credits per 4 week period is considered a fair load, 10 credits a heavy load.
  2. Starting February 14, 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) require 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.

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

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.

Fees: please see Student Accounts for details.

STUDENTS FROM OTHER QUEBEC UNIVERSITIES

Degree students from other Québec universities wishing to take course(s) in our department must:

  1. Email the instructor for permission. Please include your degree program and university at which you are enrolled, and provide your reasons for wishing to take the course(s). Please ask the instructor, when responding to you, to include a cc to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Registration requests will be processed after March 13th.
  2. Students need to apply on-line at https://mobilite-cours.crepuq.qc.ca/4DSTATIC/FRAccueil.html and verify with their home university regarding approval procedures.

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. Please include your degree program and university at which you are enrolled, and your reasons for wishing to take the course(s). Please ask the instructor, when responding to you, to include a cc to gradadmin [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Once permission of the instructor is granted, students should obtain a Canadian Universities Graduate Transfer Agreement form from www.cags.ca/agreements.php and follow the instructions indicated on the form.

Students must apply as early as possible, and no later than three weeks prior to the start of the course(s) they are applying for.

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 Student 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.

Professional Interest students must apply as early as possible, and no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course(s) they are applying for.

Application:
Please complete the Professional Interest Application Form [.docx] and send it with a copy of your "short" C.V. by fax to 514-398-8851. For security reasons, please do not send your credit card information electronically (email, instant message, scanned document, etc.).

Fees: $100 non-refundable application fee + $700 per credit registered for.

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 (student visa). Notwithstanding this policy, 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. Participants wishing to take courses for PROFESSIONAL INTEREST may come to Canada on a Visitor or Tourist Visa, since our Summer Session is of less than a three month duration.