MSc Surgical Outcomes

The M.Sc. in Experimental Surgery with concentration in ‘Surgical Outcomes Research’ offers a graduate-level training program focused on the science of measuring and improving the outcomes of surgical patients. This concentration aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to start a successful career as a surgical outcomes researcher.

With an estimated 312 million surgical procedures performed worldwide every year, the World Health Organization deems that improving the quality and safety of surgical care is a global public-health concern. The increasing need for robust research aimed to assess and improve the outcomes of surgical patients has created a demand for researchers who are skilled in the design, conduct, and critical appraisal of studies focused on surgical outcomes. This M.Sc. concentration, tailored to the training needs of future surgical outcomes researchers, capitalizes on this emerging demand.

Students in this concentration will complete coursework addressing research methods, biostatistics, and strategies to measure and improve postoperative outcomes.

The thesis portion of this concentration consists of the supervised preparation of a M.Sc. thesis targeting a topic related to surgical outcomes research. The project supervisor and the thesis project must be selected at the time of application.

For more information, please see the flyer on Surgical Outcomes (PDF)
 

    Admission Requirements

    Generally, a B.Sc.in Biological, Biomedical & Life Science or a M.D. degree is required. Exceptionally, on a case by case basis, an applicant holding other degrees will be considered. An applicant must have a minimum CGPA of 3.2/4.0.

    Applications will be accepted from candidates sponsored by a research supervisor willing to provide laboratory space and direction for their research work.

    See also How to apply & Application Deadlines

    Note of these additional requirements for this concentration:

    • Letter of Intent: a letter of intent from the student describing their reasons for pursuing the concentration of their choice, what their qualifications are, and why they should be accepted into the program.
    • Interview session: students applying to the concentrations in Surgical Outcomes Research may be requested to attend an interview session either in person, by phone or via Skype.


    Supervisors

    Master of Science (M.Sc.) Experimental Surgery (Thesis): Surgical Outcomes Research (45 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery Degree: Master of Science
     

    Program Requirements

    The M.Sc. in Experimental Surgery with concentration in ‘Surgical Outcomes Research’ offers a graduate-level training program focused on the science of measuring and improving the outcomes of surgical patients. Students in this concentration will complete coursework addressing research methods, biostatistics, and strategies to measure and improve postoperative outcomes. This concentration aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to start a successful career as a surgical outcomes researcher.

    Thesis Courses (30 credits)


    Required Courses (3 credits)


    Complementary Courses (12 credits)

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    6 credits from:


    Complementary course credits can also be obtained via other relevant 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses upon approval of the program director and the student’s Research Advisory Committee.

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