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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Experimental Surgery

Offered by: Surgery     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

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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 (3 credits)

  • EXSU 700 Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

And:

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 575 Statistics for Practitioners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Understanding and interpreting basic statistical procedures used in basic and applied research, including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, hypothesis testing, and correlations, t-tests, and basic ANOVA designs.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Robinson, Kristy (Winter)

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021

    Instructors: Liu, Shuo Shuo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, 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 during the summer session, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day. The standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines apply for sections of this course offered during the Fall or Winter semesters.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • EXSU 606 Statistics for Surgical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Review of statistics for surgical research.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Dragomir, Elena (Fall)

    • 2 hours/week

    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

6 credits from the following:

  • EDPH 689 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Collegial) : Students will develop an understanding of teaching and learning as a process in which instruction is based on the learning to be accomplished. Students will design, develop, and evaluate a university course of their choice, and will develop facility and confidence in using teaching methods appropriate to their domains.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Bateman, Dianne (Fall) Bateman, Dianne (Winter)

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • EXMD 634 Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Medicine (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Medicine : Topics covered include: 1) An overview of common research designs based on examples from research currently undertaken in the Division of Experimental Medicine; 2) Types of data arising from these designs; 3) Basic methods for data analysis; and 4) Application of these methods to student research projects.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Dendukuri, Nandini (Fall)

    • Restriction: Must be registered for graduate or postdoctoral studies in the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Science.

  • EXSU 500 Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (3 credits)

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) applied to issues in medical diagnosis, therapy selection and learning from health data. Various AI methods, electronic medical records, and ethical/security concerns. Machine learning approaches including deep learning and reinforcement learning without delving too deeply into the technical details.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Barralet, Jake; Fevens, Thomas (Fall)

  • EXSU 601 Knowledge Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Critical elements required for the preparation and evaluation of abstracts and full-length manuscripts.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Haglund, Lisbet; Rosenzweig, Derek (Fall)

    • 3 hours/week.

    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EXSU 601, 601D1/D2, 601N1/N2 prior to Fall 2019.

  • EXSU 602 Knowledge Management 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Critical elements required for the creation and delivery of digital slide presentations.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Lapointe, Jacques (Winter)

    • 3 hours/week

    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EXSU 601, 601D1/D2, 601N1/N2 prior to Fall 2019.

  • EXSU 603 Surgical Education Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Critical overview of key educational and educational psychology theories and assessment principles to guide surgical education. Different surgical education environments analyzed and evaluated using theory, empirical evidence, and assessment practices.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Harley, Jason (Fall)

    • Since course is interactive, enrollment is capped at 12.

  • EXSU 619 The Hospital Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : The process of surgical innovation and hands-on skills necessary to work within a multi-disciplinary team in the creation of a novel, need driven, and marketable prototype used in the care of the surgical patient. This is second of a 3 part course introducing concepts and performing needs analyses focusing on the hospital environment and the close contact with its structure and patients.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Aoude, Ahmed (Fall)

    • Corequisite: EXSU 620

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Course requires entry to surgical theatre; this is subject to hospital approval.

    • 1) Students may be subject to interview.

    • 2) Language of instruction: English, French available.

    • 3) Minimum number 6, maximum 30

    • 4) Subject to completion of medical/immunization record.

    • 5) Professional conduct and dress required at all times in hospital visits when in potential contact with patients.

  • EXSU 620 Surgical Innovation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : The process of surgical innovation and acquisition of hands-on skills necessary to work within a multi-disciplinary team in the creation of a novel, need driven, and marketable prototype used in the care of the surgical patient. This is the first of a 3 part course introducing concepts and performing needs analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Barralet, Jake; Mwale, Fackson (Fall)

    • Corequisite(s): EXSU 619

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructors.

    • Restriction(s): Course requires entry to surgical theatre; this is subject to hospital approval.

    • 1) Students may be subject to interview.

    • 2) Contact hours 46.5 , 31.5 hours lectures, 15 hours workshops and hospital visits.

    • 3) Language of instruction: English, French available.

    • 4) Minimum number 6, maximum 30

    • 5) Subject to completion of medical requirements/immunization record.

    • 6) Professional conduct and dress required at all times in hospital visits when in potential contact with patients.

  • EXSU 621 Surgical Innovation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : This course builds on key concepts and needs screening delivered and generated in EXSU 620 to develop hands-on skills necessary to work within a multi-disciplinary team in the creation of a novel, need driven, and marketable prototype used in the care of the surgical patient.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Barralet, Jake (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): EXSU 620

    • Restriction(s): Course requires entry to surgical theatre, this is subject to hospital approval.

    • Students may be subject to interview.

    • Contact hours 47 consisting of 23 hours lectures, 24 hours hospital visits and presentation.

    • Language of instruction: English, French available.

    • Minimum number 6, maximum 20.

    • Subject to completion of medical requirements/immunization record.

    • Professional conduct and dress required at all times in hospital visits when in potential contact with patients.

And 6 credits at the 500 level or higher in the student's specialty, selected in consultation with the Research Supervisory Committee.

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