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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) — Family Medicine (45 credits)

Offered by: Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses (16 credits)

  • 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 2013, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Willy Wynant (Fall) Elham Rahme, Olli Miettinen (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.
  • FMED 500 Introduction to Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introductory examination and discussion of topics related to health research.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel (Fall)

    • Intensive course (3 hours/day over 1 week) Open to senior undergraduate and graduate students; mandatory for students enrolled in MSc in Experimental Medicine/Family Medicine Concentration who have no research training OR upon their supervisor's recommendation -- Contact hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Dept of Family Medicine, 515 Pine Ave. W. Language of instruction: English
  • FMED 504D1 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Fall)

  • FMED 504D2 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Winter)

  • FMED 600 Mixed Studies Reviews (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Literature reviews of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies (epistemological issues, evaluation/research questions, identification of publications, selection of relevant studies, appraisal of methodological quality and synthesis of results).

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: 1 course in mixed methods (e.g., DENT 672); OR 1 course in qualitative methods (e.g., PSYT 625) and 1 course in quantitative methods (any introductory course in epidemiology); OR permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FMED 501.
    • Intensive summer course; open to graduate and post-graduate students; contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Department of Family Medicine, 517 Pine Avenue West, Montréal); enrolment limitations: health-related review (all disciplines) and research background (at least 1 course in mixed methods OR 1 course in qualitative and 1 course in quantitative methods); language of instruction: English.
  • FMED 601 Advanced Topics in Family Medicine Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Integration of the process for developing a research question, identifying critical published studies, addressing methodological challenges and incorporation of clinical practice in family medicine research.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Peter Nugus (Summer)

    • Corequisite(s): PSYT 625, DENT 672 EPIB 611
  • FMED 603 Introduction to Participatory Research in Health (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of the scholarship and practice of participatory research in health and current issues, including examples of contemporary usage in community, clinics, and in knowledge translation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan Salsberg, Ann Macaulay (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Open to all graduate students in Faculty of Medicine. Priority to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine; Family Medicine program.
  • FMED 625 Qualitative Research in Health Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Discussion and practice of qualitative methodologies for conducting rigorous and reflective qualitative research projects in health care sector including ethnographic fieldwork and community interviews.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez, Danielle Groleau (Fall)

    • Course will be given in English. Course work may be submitted in English or French.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PSYT 625. Must obtain instructor's approval to register for the course. Open to students with Bachelor’s degrees in Health or Social Science.
  • FMED 672 Applied Mixed Methods in Health Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : 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 2014

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

    • Contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm (Faculty of Dentistry: 514-3987203 extensions 096455 & 00059; language of instruction: English).
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 672.

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EPIB 501 Population Health and Epidemiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course presents concepts and methods of epidemiology at the introductory level. The use of epidemiologic methods for population and public health research and practice will be illustrated. A review of selected population health questions such as the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the cardiovascular disease epidemic, cigarette smoking, or screening for disease will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Francois Boivin (Winter)

    • Restriction: Course not open to students enrolled in Epidemiology or Public Health programs.
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Nitika Pai, Kaberi Dasgupta, 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.

Elective Courses (2 credits)

Two (2) credits, at the 500 level or higher (chosen in consultation with the student’s academic adviser or supervisor).

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