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Course Requirements
Thesis Submission

Under the guidance of a Supervisor, the student carries out a research study in an approved subject area. Following the completion of course requirements, a thesis presenting the student's original research work is presented to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office and evaluated by one examiner.

The Time Limitation for degree completion must be respected by all graduate students in our program. Candidates for master's degrees must complete the degree within three years of initial registration. For more information, please see the Time Limitation Policy. 


Course Requirements

M.Sc. students need a total of 45 credits to complete the program.

Additional fees will be charged for courses taken which are not required.

Recommendation of Course Selection for MSc students

Thesis course
(24 credits)
Course info

ANAT 698 M.Sc. Thesis Research 1 24 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Register for this course in your term of admission (Fall or Winter)

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Required courses
(18 credits)

Course info

ANAT 690D1 Cell and Developmental Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 690D2 Cell and Developmental Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Course Coordinator: Susanne Bechstedt
 

A passing grade at the graduate level is B- (65%) or higher

 

ANAT 695 Seminars in Cell Biology 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 696 Seminars in Cell Biology 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ANAT 697 Seminars in Cell Biology 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Seminar Attendance: Students are required to attend a minimum of 12 seminars per course in order to receive a passing grade. The Seminars in Cell Biology courses must be taken in consecutive terms.

Seminars attended must be:

  • 1 hour scientific talk;
  • given by a professor;
  • from a University run seminar series;
  • related to the field of biomedical sciences.
  • Unsure of the above? Ask your supervisor if the seminar is applicable.

Attendance forms must be completed for each seminar. At the end of the term, students must submit all attendance forms to the GPC. An e-mail will be sent in advance of the submission deadline.

Related Seminars at McGill:
Department of Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Physiology

Seminars offered by other departments are also advertised on McGill Channels.

ANAT 601 MSc Seminar Examination 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Approximately three months before submission of their thesis, M.Sc. students must successfully present a M.Sc. Seminar. The seminar guidelines and evaluation sheet can be found on the Forms & Guidelines page.

Students must register for the course in the term in which they intend to complete the MSc seminar. For example; if a student plans to give their MSc Seminar in February, they must register for ANAT 601 by the add/drop deadline for the Winter registration period, or else they will be charged late registration fees. In addition, if a student registers for ANAT 601 but is not prepared to present their seminar in that given term, they must contact the Graduate Program Coordinator to request a grade extension, and then present the seminar in the following term.

A grade of Pass or Fail will be assigned.

Complimentary course
(3 credits)
Course info

EXMD 602 Techniques in Molec Genetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

COMP 680 Mining Biological Sequences 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BTEC 501 Bioinformatics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BMDE 502 BME Modelling & Identification 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BMDE 519 Biomedical Signals & Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Upon consultation with their supervisor, students may select a 3 credit complementary course (500-600 level) outside of this list, but it must be offered by the departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Experimental Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, or other graduate courses from the medical and allied sciences

A passing grade at the graduate level is B- (65%) or higher


Thesis Submission

M.Sc. students are required to submit a thesis meeting all of the thesis guidelines for submission, as determined by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office. 

 

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