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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Medicine

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Offered by: Medicine     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

A minimum of 12 course credits is required for students entering the program with a prior master's degree. Students having only a B.Sc. or M.D. degree and who have been either admitted directly or fast-tracked to the Ph.D. must complete a total of 18 credits. The following courses are highly recommended: EXMD 604D1/D2 Recent Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology; EXMD 610 Biochemical Methods in Medical Research.

After consultation with their research supervisor and the Director of the Division, students may choose their courses from those offered by Experimental Medicine, Physiology, and Biochemistry, as well as other graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in the medical and allied sciences. Where necessary, students may enrol for credit in courses offered in the physical and mathematical sciences.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

(12-18 credits)

A minimum of 12 course credits is required for students entering the program with a prior master's degree. Students having been fast-tracked to the Ph.D. must complete a total of 18 credits (9 credits in addition to the 9 which were originally requested upon entry into the M.Sc. program).

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