Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology and Immunology

Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology     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 (18 credits)

  • MIMM 611 Graduate Seminars 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Presentation of a research proposal seminar, which is not held publically but presented and evaluated in the context of the first Advisory Committee meeting. Presentation of the relevant background of the research project, the hypothesis to be tested, the objectives of the research project and summary of the experimental approach that will be used.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sylvie Fournier (Fall) Sylvie Fournier (Winter)

  • MIMM 612 Graduate Seminars 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Presentation of a scientific seminar, which includes a summary of the relevant background of the research project, the hypothesis being tested, the student’s experimental work to date and the future objectives.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Sylvie Fournier, Jacques Archambault (Fall) Sylvie Fournier, Jacques Archambault (Winter)

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students - presentation of two seminar topics throughout the course of their degree program

  • MIMM 613 Current Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Graduate students are required to attend eight scientific seminars each term, for three terms. A minimum of four seminars should be attended from the Infection and Immunity Seminar Series offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. A maximum of four life sciences-related seminars presented by principal investigators can be attended at McGill University or its affiliated centers (MUHC, LDI, IRCM).

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Martin Olivier (Fall) Martin Olivier (Winter)

  • MIMM 614 Current Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Graduate students are required to attend eight scientific seminars each term, for three terms. A minimum of four seminars should be attended from the Infection and Immunity Seminar Series offered by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. A maximum of four life sciences-related seminars presented by principal investigators can be attended at McGill University or its affiliated centers (MUHC, LDI, IRCM).

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Martin Olivier (Fall) Martin Olivier (Winter)

  • MIMM 615 Current Topics 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : M.Sc. Students (discussion groups with guest speakers).

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Martin Olivier (Fall) Martin Olivier (Winter)

  • MIMM 701 Comprehensive Examination-Ph.D. Candidate

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program. The comprehensive examination includes submission of a written research proposal, an oral presentation of the research accomplishments to date and an oral testing on the understanding of the research area and of relevant areas related to the research project. Students are expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of their research area and a good understanding of relevant areas related to their project.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau (Fall) Benoit Cousineau (Winter)

  • MIMM 713 Graduate Seminars 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Presentation of a maximum of three seminars topics throughout the course of their degree program.

    Terms: Fall 2018, Winter 2019

    Instructors: Jacques Archambault (Fall) Jacques Archambault (Winter)

    • Restriction: Ph.D. students

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

  • MIMM 616 Reading and Conference 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Student presentations, taken from current literature, are concerned with aspects of a central topic. Presentations are designed to be informal and to generate student discussions. Topic will change from term to term.

    Terms: Fall 2018

    Instructors: Sylvie Fournier (Fall)

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students - two of these courses required throughout the course of their degree program

  • MIMM 617 Reading and Conference 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Student presentations, taken from current literature, are concerned with aspects of a central topic. Presentations are designed to be informal and to generate student discussions. Topic will change from term to term.

    Terms: Winter 2019

    Instructors: Corinne Maurice (Winter)

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students - two of these courses required throughout the course of their degree program

  • MIMM 618 Reading and Conference 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Student presentations, taken from current literature, are concerned with aspects of a central topic. Presentations are designed to be informal and to generate student discussions. Topic will change from term to term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students - two of these courses required throughout the course of their degree program

  • MIMM 619 Reading and Conference 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : Student presentations, taken from current literature, are concerned with aspects of a central topic. Presentations are designed to be informal and to generate student discussions. Topic will change from term to term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018-2019 academic year.

    • Restriction: M.Sc. students - two of these courses required throughout the course of their degree program

OR

Any life sciences-related courses at the 500 level or higher. Departmental approval is required.

Faculty of Medicine—2018-2019 (last updated Aug. 22, 2018) (disclaimer)