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Graduate Diploma in Surgical Health Care Research (30 credits)

Offered by: Surgery     Degree: Graduate Diploma Surgic Health Care Res

Program Requirements

Project (9 credits)

  • EXSU 637 Research Project (9 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery

    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.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • EXSU 601 Knowledge Management (6 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Critical elements required for the preparation of abstracts and full-length manuscripts, and the creation and delivery of digital slide presentations.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Rosenberg (Fall) Jacques Lapointe (Winter)

    • 1.5 hours/week.
    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators.
  • EXSU 606 Statistics for Surgical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John Sotirios Sampalis (Fall)

    • 2 hours/week
    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

At least 3 credits from the following courses:

  • EPIB 631 Pharmacoepidemiology 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : An advanced course on the methodology to be used when confronted with an alleged adverse or beneficial event related to a drug, a vaccine or a biological product. It includes four parts: i) designs for etiological research; ii) surveillance (modelling, statistical appraisal); iii) hazard functions in pharmacoepidemiology; iv) exposure assessment.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: James Brophy (Summer)

    • Offered only in Summer term.
    • Prerequisites: EPIB 633, or instructor's permission, and basic knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics
    • 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.
  • EPIB 633 Pharmacoepidemiology 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course is an introduction to epidemiological thinking as it applies to the evaluation of the effects of drugs on the health of populations. It is composed of four parts: i) assessment of adverse event reports; ii) basic designs for pharmacoepidemiologic investigations; iii) data gathering in pharmacoepidemiology; iv) introduction to the use of epidemiologic methods for the assessment of benefits and economic impacts of drug.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Linda Estelle Lévesque (Summer)

    • Offered only in Summer Term
    • 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.
  • EPIB 656 Health Care Technology Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : The objectives, principles, and methods of health care technology assessment will be examined and related to the policy process accompanying the diffusion of health care technology.

    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)

  • EXMD 631 Topics in Economic Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : This course will cover methodologies in economic evaluation of health care technologies which are currently in development or changing rapidly, including: willingness-to-pay, theoretical arguments for inclusion/exclusion of cost components, statistical issues in cost effective analysis. Discussion will rely on recently published material.

    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: EPIB 631 and EPIB 633 must be taken in tandem for a total of four credits.

At least 9 credits from the following courses:

  • EPIB 601 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to epidemiologic concepts and corresponding terms. After an introduction to the history, definition, and purposes of epidemiology, "core" concepts that are relevant in several areas of investigation (e.g., etiologic research, health care research, and community medicine practice) will be presented.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Arijit Nandi, Jean-Francois Boivin (Fall)

    • Corequisites: EPIB 602 and EPIB 607
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EPIB 606. Open to students in Epidemiology or Biostatistics programs, or permission of instructor.
  • EPIB 607 Inferential Statistics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    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.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Erica Moodie, Olli Saarela (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): A first year course in undergraduate differential and integral calculus.
  • EPIB 610 Advanced Methods: Causal Inference (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Conceptual and methodological issues in epidemiology and biostatistics related to causal inference.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Robert William Platt (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (s): EPIB 608, or equivalent, or permission of instructor
    • Restriction (s): Restricted to Ph.D. students in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
  • EPIB 631 Pharmacoepidemiology 2 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : An advanced course on the methodology to be used when confronted with an alleged adverse or beneficial event related to a drug, a vaccine or a biological product. It includes four parts: i) designs for etiological research; ii) surveillance (modelling, statistical appraisal); iii) hazard functions in pharmacoepidemiology; iv) exposure assessment.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: James Brophy (Summer)

    • Offered only in Summer term.
    • Prerequisites: EPIB 633, or instructor's permission, and basic knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics
    • 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.
  • EPIB 633 Pharmacoepidemiology 1 (2 credits) *

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course is an introduction to epidemiological thinking as it applies to the evaluation of the effects of drugs on the health of populations. It is composed of four parts: i) assessment of adverse event reports; ii) basic designs for pharmacoepidemiologic investigations; iii) data gathering in pharmacoepidemiology; iv) introduction to the use of epidemiologic methods for the assessment of benefits and economic impacts of drug.

    Terms: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Linda Estelle Lévesque (Summer)

    • Offered only in Summer Term
    • 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.
  • EPIB 643 Substantive Epidemiology 3 (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: Summer 2013

    Instructors: Athanasios Tom Koutsavlis (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.
  • 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 668 Special Topics 1 (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: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Lawrence Joseph (Fall) Olga Basso (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.
  • EXMD 631 Topics in Economic Evaluation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : This course will cover methodologies in economic evaluation of health care technologies which are currently in development or changing rapidly, including: willingness-to-pay, theoretical arguments for inclusion/exclusion of cost components, statistical issues in cost effective analysis. Discussion will rely on recently published material.

    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.

  • POTH 630 Measurement: Rehabilitation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physical and Occupatnl Therapy (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Phys & Occ Therapy : Theoretical and practical basis for measurement in rehabilitation research. Introduction to measurement theory, scale development and related statistics, approaches and instruments used to assess outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, psychiatric or psychological conditions.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sara Ahmed (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: EPIB 607 or PSYC 305 or equivalent.

Note: EPIB 631 and 633 must be taken in tandem for a total of four credits.

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