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School of Graduate Studies (2010/2011)
23.2 Graduate Diploma

The Faculty of Medicine offers a Graduate Diploma providing an opportunity for professionals and individuals within the health sector to obtain or upgrade their training in Community Health and Humanities or Clinical Epidemiology.

23.2.1 Qualifications for Admission

To be admitted to the graduate 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 and Humanities, or Clinical Epidemiology Co-ordinator, a suitable combination of training and professional experience relevant to the program may be acceptable for admission.

23.2.2 Program Requirements

A graduate diploma in Community Health and Humanities requires successful completion of Introduction to Community Health (MED 6220), Epidemiology I (MED 6270), 3 electives, and 2 semester-length seminar courses (MED 6400-6401).

A graduate diploma in Clinical Epidemiology requires successful completion of Medicine 6200, 6250 and 6255 and the completion of a minimum of two of the Clinical Epidemiology seminar courses: Medicine 6400-6403 Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students I-IV.

23.2.3 Graduate Courses
  • 6070 Seminars in Physiological Instrumentation
  • 6090-6101 Special Topics
  • 6102 Critical Theory in Health and Society
  • 6103-6119 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
  • 6180 Structure, Function and Pharmacology of Muscle
  • 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
  • 6198 Neuroanatomy for Graduate Students
  • 6199 Health Sciences: Writing and Grantsmanship
  • 6200 Biostatistics I
  • 6201 Elementary Statistics (one-credit hour)
  • 6202 Univariate Inference (Prerequisite: 6201) (one-credit hour)
  • 6203 Multivariate Inference (Prerequisite: 6202) (one-credit hour)
  • 6220 Introduction to Community Health
  • 6221 Concepts of Public Health (one-credit hour)
  • 6222 Health Protection and Disease Prevention (Prerequisite: 6221) (one-credit hour)
  • 6223 Health Promotion (Prerequisite: 6222) (one-credit hour)
  • 6250 Basic Clinical Epidemiology
  • 6251 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology (one-credit hour)
  • 6252 Critical Appraisal (Prerequisite: 6251) (one-credit hour)
  • 6253 Clinical Measurement (Prerequisite: 6252) (one-credit hour)
  • 6255 Clinical Research Design
  • 6260 Applied Data Analysis for Clinical Epidemiology
  • 6270 Epidemiology I
  • 6271 Principles of Epidemiology (one-credit hour)
  • 6272 Observational Study Design (Prerequisite: 6271) (one-credit hour)
  • 6273 Survey Methodology (Prerequisite: 6272) (one-credit hour)
  • 6274 Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • 6275 Epidemiology II
  • 6280 Community Health Research Methods
  • 6281 Theory and Approaches to Medical Publication
  • 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 and Quantitative Methods for Health Services Research
  • 6293 Knowledge Transfer and Research Uptake
  • 6294 Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • 6295 Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • 6296 Residency
  • 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
  • 6394 Cancer Genetics
  • 6400 Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students I (one-credit hour)
  • 6401 Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students II (one-credit hour)
  • 6402 Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students III (one-credit hour)
  • 6403 Research Seminars for M.Sc. Students IV (one-credit hour)
  • 6410 Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students I (one-credit hour)
  • 6411 Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students II (one-credit hour)
  • 6412 Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students III (one-credit hour)
  • 6413 Research Seminars for Ph.D. Students IV (one-credit hour)
  • 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])