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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Physiology

Offered by: Physiology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

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 (8 credits)

  • PHGY 604 Responsible Conduct in Research

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : This course provides students with information on the following areas: 1) an ethics overview; 2) scientific conduct and misconduct; 3) research authorship and peer review; and 4) research on human and animal subjects.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Melissa Vollrath, John H White (Fall)

    • Students having taken this course during the M.Sc. in Physiology will not be obliged to re-take the course if transferring to the Ph.D.
  • PHGY 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : The Ph.D. comprehensive exam will be completed between 12-18 months of commencing the program and is designed to ensure that the student's research encompasses the i) acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge of scientific literature; ii) the development of experimental skills and technical expertise with a deep understanding of the experimental design thus iii) ensuring a high degree of scholarship in the thesis submission.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 703 Ph.D. Progress Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : The Progress Seminar is a "work in progress" seminar on what the student has accomplished to date. Following completion of the comprehensive exam, the seminar should be presented to the student's supervisory committee as a formal presentation of approximately 30 minutes followed by a question and discussion period.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 704 Ph.D. Progress Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : A "work in progress" seminar, intended as a report on student progress following the Thesis Proposal Seminar.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 720 Ph.D. Seminar Course 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 721 Ph.D. Seminar Course 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 722 Ph.D. Seminar Course 3 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 723 Ph.D. Seminar Course 4 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 724 Ph.D. Seminar Course 5 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • PHGY 725 Ph.D. Seminar Course 6 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Physiology : Required for Ph.D. students. Coordinated in conjunction with the weekly Departmental seminar series, students will meet for one hour before each seminar to critically discuss papers on the subject of the weekly seminar. Students will take turns introducing the papers and leading discussions on an overview of the research topic, some of the methodologies, results and conclusions.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Elective Courses (9 credits)

9 credits of Physiology or Science at the 500 level or above, in consultation with the GSAAC and the candidate's supervisor.

Faculty of Medicine—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)