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

Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The primary goal of the Ph.D. program is to create a self-propelled researcher, proficient in experimental designs and advanced methodologies applicable to the varied and rapidly changing disciplines in microbiology and immunology. Close research supervision and bi-weekly laboratory sessions impart the requisite research discipline and objective assessment of acquired or published research data.

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 (9 credits)

  • MIMM 611 Graduate Seminars 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Piccirillo, Ciriaco (Fall)

  • MIMM 612 Graduate Seminars 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Archambault, Jacques; Piccirillo, Ciriaco (Fall) Archambault, Jacques (Winter)

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

  • MIMM 701 Comprehensive Examination-Ph.D. Candidate

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021, Winter 2022

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

  • MIMM 713 Graduate Seminars 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021, Winter 2022

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

    • Restriction: Ph.D. students

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits from the following:

  • MIMM 616 Reading and Conference 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2021

    Instructors: Fournier, Sylvie (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 and Health Sciences)

    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 2021-2022 academic year.

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

    • 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 and Health Sciences)

    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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 and Health Sciences)

    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 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 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 & Health Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Jun. 8, 2021) (disclaimer)
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