Professor of Medicine and Dean I. Bowmer

Professor and Assistant Dean F. Moody-Corbett

In addition to its commitment to teaching, the Faculty of Medicine strongly supports the research activities of its members. Programmes have been designed to attract post-doctoral fellows and students interested in studying for the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Areas of strength have emerged in Molecular Biology of Cancer and Development, Endocrinology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Service Research. The approach to research in this Faculty is multidisciplinary and interaction among the Divisions of Basic Sciences, Community Health and Clinical Sciences is encouraged.

The degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science and Diplomas in Community Health and Clinical Epidemiology Research are offered in the Faculty of Medicine by full-time and part-time study.


There are six graduate programmes: Immunology, Cancer, Human Genetics, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, and Community Health. The Community Health program offers, in addition to the regular M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, the option of a graduate Diploma with 2 streams: Community Health and Clinical Epidemiology Research. In addition to courses and research, graduate students are expected to participate in appropriate seminars and journal clubs.


The Division of Community Health of the Faculty of Medicine offers an opportunity for professionals and individuals within the health sector to obtain or upgrade their training in Community Health and Clinical Epidemiology, The Division offers a Diploma with two streams: Community Health and Clinical Epidemiology Research.

1. Program of Studies

a) Community Health: 6200 (or 6201, 6202, 6203*); 6220 (or 6221, 6222, 6223*) and 6270 (or 6271, 6272, 6273*)

b) Clinical Epidemiology Research: 6200 (or 6201, 6202, 6203*); 6270 (or 6271, 6272, 6273*) and 6250 (or 6251, 6252, 6253*)

These courses are offered as regular courses, normally during the Fall and/or Winter semester. They are also taught during the Spring Semester (Intersession) divided into units of one credit hour each. (*)Students registering for the Intersession format are encouraged to register for the same level units in the three courses in three successive Intersessions until completing all three units for each course.

2. Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Diploma in Community Health or Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology Research, a student must be eligible to register as a student in the graduate program which requires:

A bachelors degree (minimum of second class) in any health related discipline.

Or in special circumstances, and upon the recommendation of the Graduate Program Coordinator, a suitable combination of training and professional experience relevant to the program.

A student who has been awarded the Diploma may subsequently apply for admission to a M.Sc. program and to transfer credit for the graduate courses completed as part of the Diploma program to the M.Sc. program.


In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the Faculty.

6070. Seminars in Physiological Instrumentation
6110-6119. Special Topics
6127. Immunology I
6128. Immunology II (Prerequisite: Medicine 6127)
6130. Advanced Immunological Methods
6140. Basic Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology
6141. Cardiovascular/Renal Techniques
6142. Selected Topics in Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology
6143. Cardiovascular Anatomy
6144. Current Concepts in Cardiovascular and Renal Pathophysiology
6190. General Pharmacology
6192. Pharmacology of Receptors and Receptor Effector-Coupling Processes
6193. Advanced Topics in Neuroscience
6194. Advanced Topics in Physiology (Prerequisite: Human Physiology 310A/B or equivalent or permission of Instructor)
6195. Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases
6200. Biostatistics I
6220. Introduction to Community Health
6250. Basic Clinical Epidemiology
6255. Clinical Research Design
6260. Applied Data Analysis for Clinical Epidemiology
6270. Epidemiology I
6280. Community Health Research Methods
6340. Research Topics in Cancer I
6341. Research Topics in Cancer II
6342. Basic Principles of the Pathology of Cancer
6390. Human Population Genetics
6391. Selected Topics in Human Genetics
6392. Applied Human Genetics
6393. Human Molecular Genetics
6400* Research Seminars for Master's Students I
6401* Research Seminars for Master's Students II
6402* Research Seminars for Master's Students III
6403* Research Seminars for Master's Students IV
6410* Research Seminars for PhD Students I
6411* Research Seminars for PhD Students II
6412* Research Seminars for PhD Students III
6413* Research Seminars for PhD Students IV
6420. Medical Science and Social Responsibility in Health Care: Aspects of Medical History (Same as History 6125)
6580. Molecular Biology of Cancer (Prerequisites: Biology 4241, Biochemistry 4100 [or equivalent])
6590. Molecular Biology I - Cross listed as Biology 6590 and Biochemistry 6590 (Prerequisites: Biology 4241, Biochemistry 4100 [or equivalent])

* A one-credit hour course. Credit cannot be obtained for both a regular course and any of its constituent units.

Last modified on May 21, 2002 by MaryJane Puxley

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