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

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Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

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Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • FMED 697 Master's Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor in a designated area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Fall) Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the M.Sc in Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 698 Master's Thesis Research 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor in a designated area of research.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the M.Sc in Family Medicine program.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • FMED 505 Basic Analysis for Health Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical family medicine research and other health research. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation, probability, inference, regression, and program evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Fall)

    • Open to all graduate students in Faculty of Medicine.

    • Priority to students registered in the MSc in Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 509 Foundations of Epidemiology in Family Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Essential epidemiological concepts and modern epidemiological methods such as epidemiology in planning, random and systematic errors, causality, measures of association, bias, confounding, effect medication, non-experimental design, randomised controlled trials, sampling strategies, economic and cost analysis, mixed methods and multivariate analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students enroled in Family Medicine graduate programs.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

  • 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 2015

    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 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: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Jonathan Salsberg, Ann Macaulay (Summer)

    • 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 Health Research (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 with a family medicine and primary health care focus, including ethnographic fieldwork and community interviews.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez (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 : Exploration of how qualitative and quantitative methods can be combined in health research using appropriate mixed methods research questions, designs, and pertinent data collection/analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    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.

    • Only open to students who have had prior graduate training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits chosen from:

  • FMED 503 Survey Research Methods in Primary Care (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Operational considerations in questionnaire design, sampling, contact and recruitment of respondents, and preparation for analysis. The goal is to maximize response rates and information yield from surveys in the context of designing a questionnaire and survey plan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Priority to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine Family Medicine program.

    • Five 3-hour classes offered in English, knowledge of French will be helpful. Knowledge of basic statistics is assumed.

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Jonathan Salsberg, Neil Andersson (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 2015

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Jonathan Salsberg, Neil Andersson (Winter)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • FMED 604 Advanced Participatory Research in Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Participatory research advanced topics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jonathan Salsberg, Ann Macaulay (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Open to all graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. Priority to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine; Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 605 Canadian Healthcare Policy and Decision-Making (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Introduction to the structure of the Canadian healthcare system, priority-setting in healthcare, policy development and analysis, and concepts and application of evidence informed decision-making. The aim is to provide tools for future practitioners, researchers, and managers to navigate and encourage change in our complex system.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Susan Law (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Priority to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine; Family Medicine option

  • FMED 607 Intro to Discourse Analysis & Interpretive Health Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Advanced qualitative research course exploring four specific methodologies: conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis and hermeneutics.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez, Richard Hovey (Summer)

    • Note: Language of Instuction: English

  • FMED 608 Advanced Mixed Methods Seminar in Health Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Advanced epistemological and methodological approaches for graduate students in order to improve their understanding of the approaches and to apply them in their research projects. Students also develop the ability to read and critique peers' mixed methods research projects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor. Priority to students registered in: (1) the MSc and PhD (Ad Hoc) in Family Medicine; and then (2) any other graduate program offered by the Faculties of Medicine and of Dentistry.

    • Language of instruction: English. Pierre Pluye is instructor.

  • FMED 611 Healthcare Systems and Primary Care Reform (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of different health care systems around the world with a detailed understanding of the Quebec primary health care system including past and present reforms.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez, David Levine, Howard Bergman (Summer)

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

  • FMED 612 Program Evaluation and Implementation Science (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introduction of how to critically appraise available evidence to become familiar with methods specific to intervention implementation and program evaluation in the context of family medicine practice with an opportunity to develop an evaluation protocol for a specific program that responds to the expectations of clinicians-managers in primary care.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: Isabelle Vedel (Summer)

    • Permission of instructor.

    • Language of Instruction: English. Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

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