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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Surgical Innovation (15 credits)

Offered by: Surgery     Degree: C-SUIN

Program Requirements

The core of this 15-credit graduate program consists of two innovation courses (EXSU 620 and EXSU 621) delivered by McGill Department of Surgery, with some sessions offered by external partners: John Molson School of Business (lean start-up), Concordia (software design), Local Industry (Regulatory & IP), and ETS (prototyping). the first semester of the program core focuses on team building and, supported by lectures, the students embark on a needs-finding process by observing all aspect of clinical activity in their focus themes. Trainees learn basic prototyping skills, start up organization and project management, supplemented by a basic statistics course and an introduction to the current status of biomedical research innovation. This certificate provides a solid foundation in the innovation process.

Required Courses (12 credits)

9 credits in:

  • 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:

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

    • 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

Some courses may be substituted with equivalents if timetabling requires it.

Elective Course (3 credits)

3 credits at the 500 level or higher, taken in consultation with the program director/adviser.

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Jun. 8, 2021) (disclaimer)
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