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

Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Family Medicine; Global Health emphasizes the foundational values of global primary health care including health equity, cultural safety, social participation in health, and integrated, whole-person care over the life-span. The program provides comprehensive training in quantitative and qualitative methods, the participatory research approach, and integrated knowledge translation and exchange. Topics include primary health care policy and practice, decolonizing approaches, program management, social determinants of health and heath equity, and healthcare delivery innovations. The thesis must focus on an international or Canadian global health issue.

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 2022, Winter 2023

    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 2022, Winter 2023

    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 (9 credits)

  • FMED 504 Family Medicine Research Seminars (1 credit)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Adams, Alayne Mary; Cockcroft, Anne (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Priority will be given to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine Family Medicine program.

  • 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 2022

    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 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 2022

    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 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: Summer 2023

    Instructors: Cockcroft, Anne (Summer)

    • 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 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 2022

    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.

Complementary Courses (7 or 9 credits)

7 or 9 credits from the following:

  • FMED 506 Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing Health Research (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An examination and reflection of traditional Indigenous world view and ways of knowing; the Canadian colonization and assimilation experience and their outcomes and impacts; and the contemporary Indigenous health research landscape bringing Indigenous ways of knowing and practice into the field and to future studies.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: McComber, Alex M (Fall)

    • Language of Instruction: English

  • FMED 527 Inuit Health in Canadian Context (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Exploration of the cultural roots of Inuit health prior to the arrival of Europeans; the risks to health introduced by imported disease and colonial institutions; the complexity of navigating modern health systems; and the paths to regain better health. Particular focus on the Nunavik region of Quebec.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Budgell, Richard (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open to students enrolled in a McGill University graduate program or permission of the instructor.

  • 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 2022

    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 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: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Adams, Alayne Mary; Rice, Kathleen; Baris, Enis; Cockcroft, Anne (Winter)

    • 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 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 2023

    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

  • PPHS 511 Fundamentals of Global Health (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    PPHS : This exciting and interactive course aims to give students the opportunity to broaden their understanding and knowledge of global health issues, including global burden of diseases, determinants of health, transition in health and drivers of such transition, challenges in healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings, and the variety of agencies and actors engaged in addressing global health challenges. The course consists of lectures, case studies, debates, discussions and small group work.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Pai, Madhukar (Fall)

  • PPHS 613 The Practice of Global Health (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    PPHS : Introduction to core competencies in the practice of global health, including historical, colonial roots of global health, project planning and implementation, equitable and ethical conduct, building partnerships, working within interdisciplinary teams, effective communication and personal-social skills.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Larson, Charles Palmer (Winter)

Elective Courses (3 or 5 credits)

3 or 5 credits at the 500 level or higher chosen in consultation with the student’s thesis supervisor and the Director of the concentration, based on the student's area of interest.

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