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REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

MEDICINE

Professor of Medicine and Dean
J. Rourke

Professor and Assistant Dean
P. F. Moody-Corbett

There are eight program areas in the Faculty of Medicine: Applied Health Services Research, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Renal Sciences, Clinical Epidemiology, Community Health, Human Genetics, Immunology, and Neurosciences. The Community Health program offers, in addition to the regular M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, 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 degree of Master of Science (in all of the programs excluding the Applied Health Services Research Program) and the Graduate Diploma in Community Health or Clinical Epidemiology Research are offered in the Faculty of Medicine to full-time and part-time students. The Applied Health Services Research program is offered by full-time study only.
    
The following regulations will apply in conjunction with the GENERAL REGULATIONS of the School of Graduate Studies and the M.Sc. Degree regulations.

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MASTER OF SCIENCE


Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the graduate program in Medicine are as given under the General Regulations governing M.Sc. degrees.

Degree Requirements

1. The program of study for the M.Sc. degree is the responsibility of the supervisory committee composed of a supervisor and at least two other faculty members.

2. It is the responsibility of the supervisory committee to meet regularly (at least annually) with the student and to provide guidance at all stages of the candidate’s program. An annual report prepared by the supervisor and signed by the student and all members of the committee is required to be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (Medicine).

3. Course requirements are set by each of the areas of specialization with a minimum of 6 credit hours required.

4. In addition to courses and research, graduate students are expected to participate in Faculty of Medicine seminars and journal clubs.

APPLIED HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

The Applied Health Services Research program is jointly offered by the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Dalhousie University (Dal). Students will be educated in an interdisciplinary environment and will develop a substantive understanding of: the Canadian health system, the conduct of ethical research, critical appraisal, appropriateness of research design for particular policy questions and determinants of health models. They will also gain first-hand exposure in a decision-making/policy environment. Access to specific computer software and the Internet is required and will be the responsibility of each student.

Administration

1. An Executive Committee, consisting of the Deans of Graduate Studies, the Program Directors and student representation from UNB, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Dal will oversee the academic program across the Universities and ensure program integrity.

2. A Program Management Committee, consisting of the Program Directors and Site Coordinators from UNB, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Dal will oversee the operation of the program.

3. At Memorial University of Newfoundland, the program shall be administered through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies (Faculty of Medicine) by a Progam Director who shall be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

Admission

1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission to the program, an applicant shall normally have a bachelor‛s degree with a minimum B+ average or GPA of 3.3 from an institution recognized by the Senate. Normally, students should have completed an undergraduate course in statistics.

2. Students are normally admitted to the Fall semester (September). The deadline for receipt of applications is April 1. Late applications will only be considered if admissions decisions have not yet been made.

Program of Study

1. All students will be required to complete eight core courses, the Graduate Research Integrity Program, a four-month residency placement and a thesis. In addition, candidates must participate in three conference workshops each of a week‛s duration.

2. Prior to submission of the thesis to the School of Graduate Studies for examination (see General Regulation J), candidates shall present an open seminar.

3. Outline of program of study:

Semester 1 (Fall)

6282 Canadian Health Care System
6290 Determinants of Health: Healthy Public Policy
6284 Research and Evaluation Design and Methods
GRAD 9991 Graduate Research Integrity Program
Conference 1. Theme: Research Issues and Critical Appraisal

Semester 2 (Winter)

6286 Ethical Foundations of Applied Health Research
6288 Policy and Decision Making
6292 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods for Health Services Research
Conference 2. Theme: Policy and Decision Making

Semester 3 (Spring)

Residency Placement (16 weeks) (described in Section 4)

Semester 4 (Fall)

6293 Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake
6294 Advanced Qualitative Methods Or 6295 Advanced Quantitative Methods
Conference 3. Theme: Communication and Dissemination

Semester 5 (Winter) and 6 (Spring)

Thesis - including public presentation

4. Residency Placement

All candidates are required to complete a 16-week residency placement. The residency placement is negotiated by the Program Director in consultation with the student and governed by the agreements outlined in the Atlantic Regional Training Centre residency manual.

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

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

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the diploma program a student must be eligible to register as a graduate student, as given under the General Regulations governing M.Sc. degrees. In special circumstances, and upon the recommendation of the Community Health or Clinical Epidemiology Coordinator, a suitable combination of training and professional experience relevant to the program may be acceptable for admission.

Degree Requirements

1. A diploma in Community Health requires successful completion of the following three courses: 6200, 6220 and 6270.

2. A diploma in Clinical Epidemiological Research requires successful completion of the following three courses: 6200, 6250 and 6255.

COURSES

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
6090-6119. Special Topics
6127. Immunology I
6128. Immunology II (Prerequisite Medicine 6127)
6130. Advanced Immunological Methods
6131-6139. Special Topics
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
6195. Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases
6196. Systems Neuroscience
6197. Cellular Neuroscience
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
6282. Canadian Health Care System
6284. Research and Evaluation Design and Methods
6286. Ethical Foundations of Applied Health Research
6288. Policy and Decision Making
6290. Determinants of Health: Healthy Public Policy
6292. Qualitative & Quantitative Methods for Health Services Research
6293. Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake
6294. Advanced Qualitative Methods
6295. Advanced Quantitative 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 M.Sc. Students I
6401* Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students II
6402* Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students III
6403* Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students IV
6410* Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students I
6411* Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students II
6412* Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students III
6413* Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students IV
6420. Medical Science/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])
6591. Molecular Biology II - Cross listed as Biology 6591 and Biochemistry 6591 (Prerequisites: Biology 4241,
Biochemistry 4100 [or equivalent])

*A one-credit hour course.


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Last modified on April 30, 2004 by R. Bruce

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