Master of Science (MSc)

Master of Science (MSc)

The Department of Population Medicine offers two Masters of Science (MSc) programs: MSc by Thesis and MSc by Coursework. Additional information on our MSc programs can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

 

Masters of Science (MSc) in Population Medicine by Thesis - Degree Requirements

The prescribed studies for our research-based MSc by Thesis are a minimum of four courses (at least 2.0 course credits) appropriate to the discipline. Epidemiology I (POPM*6200) is a required course for students in epidemiology or public health; students in health management and theriogenology must take either Epidemiology I (POPM*6200) or Applied Clinical Research (POPM*6230). The choice of other courses will depend upon the student's background, specialty, interest, and area of research. A minimum of a 70% average overall, with no course mark less than 65%, is required. The Department Seminar Course (POPM*6100) is also a required course, but does not count as one of the four courses. A thesis must be completed and successfully defended.

 

Masters of Science (MSc) in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) by Course Work - Degree Requirements

For the MSc in Population Medicine in the field of Epidemiology by coursework, no fewer than eight courses (at least 4.0 course credits) must be taken, and a research project completed. The courses must be approved by the departmental graduate studies committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Each student in the program will take three prescribed courses (see below), and at least four additional courses. The Department Seminar Course (POPM*6100) is also required but does not count as one of the eight courses. Normally, the prescribed courses for the MSc in Epidemiology by coursework will include:

 
Prescribed Courses:

POPM*6200 - Epidemiology I (F) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6210 - Epidemiology II (W) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6250 - Project in Epidemiology (F, W, S) [1.0 credit]

 

At least three semesters of full-time study will be required for completion of the MSc by Course Work program; two of these semesters must be at the University of Guelph. Normally however, students take 4-5 semesters to complete the program.

 

Masters of Science (MSc) in Population Medicine (Public Health) by Course Work - Degree Requirements

For the MSc by course work in the field of Public Health, no fewer than eight courses (at least 4.0 course credits) will be taken. These must be approved by the departmental Graduate Program Committee andn the Assistant Vice-President (Graduate Studies). Each student in the program will take three core courses (including the Project in Population Medicine course,

POPM*6250, which is equivalent to two courses), and at least four additional courses. The department seminar course, POPM*6100, is also required but does not count as one of the eight courses. Normally, the prescribed courses for the MSc in Public Health by course work will include:

 

Prescribed Courses:

POPM*6200 [0.50] Epidemiology I

POPM*6530 [0.50] Health Communication

POPM*6550 [0.50] Public Health Policy and Systems

POPM*6250 [1.00] Project in (Public Health or Population Medicine)

 

Additional Courses:

The three courses selected in this category will depend upon the student's background, specialty, interest and area of research.

Examples of courses suitable for inclusion in the student's program include:

PABI*6500 [0.50] Infectious Diseases and Public Health

POPM*6210 [0.50] Epidemiology II

POPM*6290 [0.50] Epidemiology III

POPM*6510 [0.50] Community Health Promotion

POPM*6540 [0.50] Concepts in Environmental Public Health

POPM*6580 [0.50] Public Health Administration

POPM*6950 [0.50] Studies in Population Medicine

EDRD*6100 [0.50] Disaster Planning and Management

POPM*6520 [0.50] Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods

EDRD*6690 [0.50] Program Evaluation

POPM*6600 [0.50] Applied Public Health Research

 

Additional courses other than those listed above may be deemed suitable for the student's program by the Departmental Graduate Program Coordinator after recommendations are received from the Advisory Committee. At least three semesters of full-time study will be required for completion of the MSc program by course work and major research study option; two of these semesters must be at the University of Guelph. However, students take up to 5 semesters to complete the program.

 

Master of Science (MSc-MRP) in Population Medicine (Epidemiology by Coursework with Applied Clinical Research specialty) - Degree Requirements

For the MSc in Population Medicine in the field of Epidemiology by coursework with Applied Clinical Research specialty, no fewer than eight courses (at least 4.0 course credits) must be taken, and a research practicum and project completed. The courses must be approved by the departmental graduate studies committee and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Each student in the program will take three prescribed courses (see below), and at least four additional courses. The Department Seminar Course (POPM*6100) is also required but does not count as one of the eight courses.

Normally, the prescribed courses for the MSc in Epidemiology by coursework with Applied Clinical Research specialty will include:

 
Prescribed Courses:

POPM*6200 - Epidemiology I (F) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6210 - Epidemiology II (W) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6230 - Applied Clinical Research (F) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6250 - Project in Epidemiology (F, W, S) [1.0 credit] (includes practicum and project)

 
Additional Courses:

The four courses selected in this category will depend upon the student's background, specialty, interest, and area of research. Examples of courses suitable for inclusion in the student's program include:

PABI*6550 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses (W) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6350 - Safety of Foods of Animal Origin (F) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6950 - Studies in Population Medicine [0.5 credit]

STAT*6920 - Topics in Statistics (Topics in Regression Analysis) (F) (or equivalent) [0.5 credit]

STAT*3510 - Environmental Risk Assessment (W) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6700 - Swine Health Management (W - alternate years) [0.5 credit]

POPM*6400 - Dairy Health Management (S - alternate years) [0.5 credit]

BIOM*6490 - Introduction to Drug Development

BIOM*6400 - Critical Thinking in Medical Research (F) [0.5 credit]

 

A description of the Population Medicine graduate courses can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

 

Additional courses other than those listed above may be deemed suitable for the student's program by the Departmental Graduate Coordinator after recommendations are received from the Advisory Committee.