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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Dental Sciences (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Dentistry     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. degree should normally be completed within two years of full-time study.

Research Project (6 credits)

  • DENT 670 Dental Research Project (6 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Research project in dental sciences.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shahrokh Esfandiari, Mari Tuulia Kaartinen (Winter)

    • Restriction: Available only to those students registered in the non-thesis option of the M.Sc. in Dental Sciences.

Required Courses (17 credits)

  • DENT 563 Introduction to Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Overview

    Dentistry : Research topics and methodology, including critical thinking and evaluating evidence, scientific responsibilities, academic integrity, scientific writing, and publishing basics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Mari Tuulia Kaartinen (Fall) Mari Tuulia Kaartinen (Summer)

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the first lecture day and withdrawal is the second lecture day.
  • DENT 655 Health Technology Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Introduction to methods used in assessing health technologies, and material on implementing these types of assessments in health decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Shahrokh Esfandiari (Winter)

    • Note 1: The course is written in English and all the scientific articles are in English. Assignments and exams can be handed over in English or in French.
    • Prerequisites: EPIB 507 and permission of instructor
    • Restriction: It is advisable for students to have completed a Bachelor-level University degree or have working experience in a relevant field.
  • DENT 671 Advanced Research Seminar (4 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Topics in current research in Oral Health Sciences.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Richard Hovey (Fall) Richard Hovey (Winter)

  • EPIB 507 Biostatistics for Health Professionals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Celia M T Greenwood, Antonio Ciampi (Fall) Elham Rahme (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in Occupational Health, Dentistry, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Nutrition, Experimental Medicine-Family Medicine Option, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.
    • Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EPIB 600 Clinical Epidemiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Principles and methods of epidemiology, as applied to clinical practice and clinical research. Key principles of testing and measurement in the clinical context, as well as study design, analysis, and inference in the clinical research setting.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Kaberi Dasgupta, Nitika Pai, Sasha Bernatsky, Maida Sewitch (Summer)

    • Course offered during the Summer Session only.
    • Restriction: Restricted to McGill Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows or permission of the instructor for other clinicians.
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EXMD 610 Molecular Methods in Medical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Different molecular methods used in biomedical research, including chromatography, purification and analysis of proteins and nucleic acids, various techniques in molecular biology, transgenic technology, and stem cells. Lectures, some demonstrations, and short seminars given by the students.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: William S Powell (Winter)

Complementary Courses (22 credits)

(minimum 22 credits)

22 credits from Stream 1 OR Stream 2:

Stream 1: Basic Science Research Methods

  • ANAT 663D1 Histology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : The study of the cytology and structure of tissues and organs.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Students must register for both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 663D2 Histology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 663D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 663D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 663D1 and ANAT 663D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 690D1 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : Current developments in molecular cell biology and developmental biology will be presented by course coordinators and staff from primary papers in the scientific literature. These will be researched and critiqued by students through oral and written presentations. Two term papers are required for students taking the course.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche, Peter Scott McPherson, Chantal Autexier (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ANAT 690D2 Cell and Developmental Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anatomy and Cell Biology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Anatomy & Cell Biology : See ANAT 690D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nathalie Lamarche, Timothy E Kennedy, Aimee Ryan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ANAT 690D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ANAT 690D1 and ANAT 690D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • BMDE 505 Cell and Tissue Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biomedical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Biomedical Engineering : Application of the principles of engineering, physical, and biological sciences to modify and create cells and tissues for therapeutic applications will be discussed, as well as the industrial perspective and related ethical issues.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Satya Prakash (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • 1.5 hours lecture/1.5 hours seminar per week
    • Restriction: graduate and final year undergraduate students from physical, biological, and medical science, and engineering.
  • DENT 504 Biomaterials and Bioperformance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Overview

    Dentistry : Biological and synthetic biomaterials, medical devices, and the issues related to their bioperformance. The physicochemical characteristics of biomaterials in relation to their biocompatibility and sterilization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Graduate and final year undergraduates from physical, biological, medical and dental sciences, and engineering.
  • DENT 654 Mechanisms and Management of Pain (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Presentation of the neurobiology of pain and analgesia, clinical pain conditions, basic and applied research methods in the study of pain, and the theory and practice of pain management. The course is designed for graduate students interested in pain mechanisms and clinical residents interested in pain management.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laura Stone, Petra Schweinhardt, Ji Zhang (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to all health professionals
  • DENT 669 Extracellular Matrix Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Advanced topics on extracellular matrix biology with emphasis on matrix molecules and their effects on cell communication, tissue structure and integrity.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Mari Tuulia Kaartinen, Dieter Reinhardt (Fall)

  • DENT 673 Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Introduction to entrepreneurship including academic discovery in biomedical sciences, to the development of intellectual property, and eventually to organization of a startup company and capitalizing on research in the biotechnology sector.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Note 1: Limited to 15 students. Enrollment maximum to be reviewed after 1 year.
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in Biomedical Sciences.
  • PHGY 517 Artificial Internal Organs (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiological, bioengineering, chemical and clinical aspects of artificial organs including basic principles and physiopathology of organ failure. Examples: oxygenator, cardiac support, vascular substitutes, cardiac pacemaker, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biocompatibility.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructors.
  • PHGY 518 Artificial Cells (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology, biotechnology, chemistry and biomedical application of artificial cells, blood substitutes, immobilized enzymes, microorganisms and cells, hemoperfusion, artificial kidneys, and drug delivery systems. PHGY 517 and PHGY 518 when taken together, will give a complete picture of this field. However, the student can select one of these.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Ming Swi Chang, Paul E Barre, Dominique Shum-Tim (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructors.
  • PHGY 550 Molecular Physiology of Bone (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Students will develop a working knowledge of cartilage and bone. Discussion topics will include: molecular and cellular environment of bone; heritable and acquired skeletal defects; research models used to study metabolic bone disease.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Monzur Murshed, Marc D McKee, Frank Rauch (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 1 hour of lecture, 2 hours of seminar per week
    • Prerequisites: PHGY 311, and BIOL 202 or equivalent
    • Restriction: U3 Physiology students, and graduate students in biomedical departments; others by permission of the instructor

Stream 2: Clinical and Populational Research Methods

  • DENT 672 Applied Mixed Methods in Health Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dentistry (Faculty of Dentistry)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Dentistry : Qualitative and quantitative methods and how they can be used complementarily in health research. Exploration of appropriate mixed methods approach, questions and hypotheses, and pertinent data analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Alissa Levine, Belinda Farias Nicolau, Pierre Pluye (Winter)

    • Note: Contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Faculty of Dentistry: 514-398-7203, extensions 096455 & 00059); language of instruction: English.
  • EDEM 692 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Theoretical and practical exploration of the foundations of qualitative methods, with emphasis on underlying principles.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • EPIB 623 Research Design in Health Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Lectures and discussions plus oral and written presentations by students, to provide guidance and experience in the development of objectives, for the formulation and constructive peer criticism of designs for research in the health sciences, including etiologic and evaluative, cross-sectional, case-reference and cohort studies.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Christina Wolfson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EPIB 601 or EPIB 606
    • Restrictions: Diploma/Degree students in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • EPIB 635 Clinical Trials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Lectures and discussions on issues, approaches and techniques of clinical trials including assessment of feasibility, ethics, randomization, strengths and weaknesses of alternative designs, sample size requirements, protocol development, trial management and analysis, reporting and interpretation of trial results.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EPIB 601 or EPIB 606, EPIB 607
  • EPIB 641 Substantive Epidemiology 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Designed to give students an overview of a major disease or health problem. Students will develop their knowledge of a topic regarding 1) key definitions, concepts and indicators useful in study of the problem; 2) epidemiology of problem; 3) major studies of interventions designed to address the problem. Topics currently offered include cancer, injury prevention and heart disease but not all are offered in each semester.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rebecca Fuhrer (Fall) Rebecca Fuhrer (Winter)

  • EPIB 646 Evaluation of Health Services (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course will present methodologies for the evaluation of health services, and illustrate these approaches with a variety of clinical and community services. Topics will include: levels of evaluation, evaluation design, identification and measurement of key variables, and practical aspects of evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Course offered only in some years
    • Prerequisites: EPIB 601 or EPIB 606, EPIB 607
  • EPIB 655 Epidemiology in Public Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : The course is structured around a model of the cycle of public health research, including the surveillance of the health status, identification of modifiable risk factors and the evaluation of public health interventions. The course demonstrates the specific contribution of various disciplines to public health research, including statistics, demography, sociology and epidemiology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EPIB 601 or EPIB 606, EPIB 607
  • EPIB 660 Practical Aspects: Protocol Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : The course is designed to give students working in groups the opportunity to develop, under guidance and criticism from instructors and fellow students, a protocol addressing a research question in their field of interest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Offered only in Summer term.
    • Prerequisites: EPIB 601 or EPIB 606, EPIB 607 or permission of instructor.
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EPIB 669 Special Topics 2 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Study, through lectures, guided reading, practicals, assignments etc., of an elected and approved topic of epidemiologic importance.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Joseph (Winter)

  • EPIB 671 Special Topics 4 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Study, through lectures, guided reading, practicals, assignments etc., of an elected and approved topic of epidemiologic importance.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Eduardo L F Franco (Summer)

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • EPIB 677 Special Topics 8 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Study, through lectures, guided reading, practicals, assignments etc., of an elected and approved topic of epidemiologic importance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • EPIB 679 Special Topics 10 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Study, through lectures, guided reading, practicals, assignments etc., of an elected and approved topic of epidemiologic importance.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan Kimmelman (Winter)

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

Faculty of Dentistry—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)