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

Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The MSc in Family Medicine; Medical Education option is a thesis option graduate program designed to provide research training to family physicians, and exceptionally other health professionals and other students interested in family medicine education research. This MSc Option has very close ties to the Family Medicine Educational Research Group (FMER), which integrates family medicine researchers deeply committed to the development of the family medicine education field of inquiry. The FMER’s ultimate goal is to advance knowledge to: (1) constantly inform family medicine curricula innovations and continuing professional development to better family physicians’ clinical practice, (2) significantly contribute to the development of the family medicine education field of inquiry, and (3) rigorously develop and inform medical education policy. This research agenda of FMER is articulated into four interrelated streams: (1) family physicians’ professional identity formation; (2) information use and technology in the learning episodes of practicing physicians and organizational learning; (3) mentoring in family medicine education, and (4) knowledge synthesis.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Thesis subject should be related to medical education.

  • 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 600 level or higher, chosen in consultation with the student’s academic supervisor, of which 6 credits must involve educational issues and relate to the student’s thesis topic within the medical education field – most of these courses are offered by the Faculty of Education. The additional 2 credits may be completed in any department at McGill.

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