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

Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

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

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Schuster, Tibor; Vedel, Isabelle (Fall) Vedel, Isabelle (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 and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Schuster, Tibor; Vedel, Isabelle (Fall) Vedel, Isabelle (Winter)

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

Required Courses (13 credits)

  • FMED 505 Epidemiology and Data Analysis in Primary Care 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introduction of epidemiological concepts, data analysis, and methods applicable to primary care research.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: De Pokomandy, Alexandra; Nicolau, Belinda Farias; Barnett, Tracie; Arekunnath Madathil, Sreenath; Schuster, Tibor (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Open to all graduate students in Faculty of Medicine.

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 505

  • FMED 509 Epidemiology and Data Analysis in Primary Care 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Intermediate epidemiological concepts, data analysis, and methods applicable to primary care research.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Barnett, Tracie; Nicolau, Belinda Farias; De Pokomandy, Alexandra; Arekunnath Madathil, Sreenath; Schuster, Tibor (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FMED 505; permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 509.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

  • FMED 603 Foundations of Participatory Research (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Principles and main applications of modern participatory research in health organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Andersson, Neil (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

    • Restriction: Only open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

  • FMED 614 Foundations of Mixed Methods Research (2 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Basic training in how to conduct mixed methods research, the most common types of mixed methods research designs, and mixed studies reviews.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Vedel, Isabelle; Nicolau, Belinda Farias; Pluye, Pierre; Levine, Alissa (Winter)

    • Language of Instruction: English.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

    • Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 2:00 pm

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 614.

  • FMED 616 Applied Literature Reviews (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : How to conduct a rigorous literature review in the context of primary care with an opportunity to develop an outline of a literature review section of one’s thesis or to develop a protocol for a systematic review.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Nugus, Peter; Wilchesky, Machelle (Fall)

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

  • FMED 625 Qualitative Health Research (3 credits)

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

    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 2021

    Instructors: Rodriguez, Charo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • 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. Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

Elective Courses (8 credits)

8 credits at the 500 level or higher chosen by the student and the Department in consultation with the student’s thesis supervisor(s) of which 3 credits may be chosen from another department at McGill.

  • FMED 504D1 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    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.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

    • Students must register for both FMED 504D1 and FMED 504D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FMED 504D1 and FMED 504D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • FMED 504D2 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: FMED 504D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FMED 504D1 and FMED 504D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • FMED 511 Introduction to Art in Healthcare: Making Art Accessible (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introduction of topics related to art in healthcare and research using Open Studio Projects methodology, a replicable model used for exploring successful, sustainable, and creative interventions in healthcare settings. After this course, students will be able to use art as a tool for meaningful community engagement, healthcare delivery, and scholarly activity.

    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.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

    • Language of instruction: English

  • FMED 525 Foundations of Translational Science (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of multidisciplinary research that bridges significant gaps between basic, clinical medicine and public policy that enables a translation of knowledge to practice.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Hebert, Terence (Winter)

    • Language of Instruction: English.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 601 Advanced Topics in Family Medicine (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Scientific communication; curriculum design and development; professional development; and setting appropriate goals for a successful academic research program in family medicine and primary care.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Carver, Tamara; Rice, Kathleen; Adams, Alayne Mary (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

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

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Overview of participatory research with community, clinical, and organisational stakeholders. Content focuses on participatory engagement and data collection methods, while students have an opportunity to work through aspects of their participatory project with the help of group discussions, small group work, roleplay, and guest presentations from actual participatory projects.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Andersson, Neil (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

  • FMED 605 AI and Analytical Decision-Making in Healthcare (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An examination of the role of data and value informed decision-making in better health and healthcare. Includes the concepts, methods and techniques obtained from Artificial Intelligence (AI) and operations research (OR) for optimal, high quality decision-making in healthcare. Also introduces the concept of shared decision-making and its tools to meaningfully engage patients in decision-making process in healthcare.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Abbasgholizadeh Rahimi, Samira (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in statistics and permission from the instructor

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

    • Examples will be tailored to the interests of the students.

  • FMED 606 Operational Issues in Survey Methods in Primary Care (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Operational issues of questionnaire design, sampling, contact and recruitment of respondents and preparation for analysis that will enhance response rates and minimize errors in data collected by surveys. The content will be highly relevant for those who anticipate having a survey as part of their current or future research program.

    Terms: Winter 2022

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

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken FMED 503. Priority to students registered in the MSc in Family Medicine and ad hoc PhD in Family Medicine programs.

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

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

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

    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: 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.

    • Note: Language of Instuction: English

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restrictio(n): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

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

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

    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 2021

    Instructors: Pluye, Pierre; Vedel, Isabelle (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor. Priority given to students registered in: (1) the MSc in Family Medicine and PhD in Family Medicine and Primary Care; 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 610 Foundations of Family Medicine (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : The history, philosophical foundations, clinical method, and key principles of family medicine within Quebec, Canada, and internationally.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Haggerty, Jeannie (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 611 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Performance (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : A critical review of healthcare systems, especially primary care systems, focuses on Quebec and indicative global settings. Explores options and approaches for using evidence to influence policy and to improve primary healthcare systems, and addresses methods for evaluating performance of healthcare services.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department.

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

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

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

    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: 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.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

    • Permission of instructor.

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

  • FMED 615 Applied Knowledge Translation and Exchange in Health (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Intended for health care practitioners, planners, and researchers, especially in resource-poor settings in Canada and internationally, students will be exposed to behaviour change models; techniques for critical evaluation of existing evidence; accountability in health services; and scientific writing and presenting, using a blended learning approach.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Language of instruction: English

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 618 Topics in Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Safety and Policy (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Topics pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry, the drug development process, the Canadian regulatory process, research to evaluate drug safety and effectiveness, principles of pharmacoeconomics and methods used to value pharmacotherapy in the context of family medicine will be covered.

    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.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

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

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 619 Program Management in Global Health and Primary Health Care (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Program management design, theory, methods and practical applications in both domestic and global health settings, with a focus on primary health care in order to achieve rapid scale-up of effective health interventions towards universal coverage while strengthening health systems for sustained impact.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Bergevin, Yves (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 621 Participatory Health Systems for Safe Birth (1 credit)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Exploring engagement and participation in promoting safe birth in cultural safety, this course aims to foster innovative, meaningful and effective engagement of women, men and communities in maternal and child healthcare systems, in a way that addresses current global and local realities and in a way that transcends historical challenges.

    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.

    • Language of Instruction: English

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine

  • FMED 690 Advanced Ethnography: Context, Complexity and Coordination (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Addressing the rationale and assumptions of ethnography, including the practices, processes and strategies to set up, conduct, analyze, write up and provide feedback to participants. This exploration will come from a project based on deep and immersed observation in order to develop an understanding of shared meaning systems (i.e., culture).

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Nugus, Peter (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor if graduate student is outside the department

    • Restriction: Open to graduate students in the Department of Family Medicine.

    • Language of instruction: English

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