Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Surgical Innovation (30 credits)

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Offered by: Surgery     Degree: D-SUIN

Program Requirements

The cores of this 30-credit program are two-fold. Firstly, two innovation courses are offered by the McGill Department of Experimental Surgery (EXSU 620-Surgical Innovation & 621-Surgical Innovation 2) and supporting courses are delivered by the McGill Department of Surgery with some sessions in those courses provided by external partners: Local Industry (Regulatory & IP), the John Molson School of Business (JMSB) (lean start-up), Concordia University (software design), and L'École de technologie supérieure (ETS) (prototyping). Secondly, fundamental business and management courses provided by the School of Continuing Studies (McGill) and JMSB are taken concurrently and reinforce the innovation project team experience. Students embark on a hospital-based needs finding process by observing all aspects of clinical activity in their focus themes. The trainees learn basic prototyping skills, start-up organization, and project management. This is supplemented by a basic statistics course and an introduction to the current status of biomedical research innovation. This graduate diploma then gives a business-oriented training in the surgical innovation process.

Required Courses (15 credits)

12 credits in:

  • CORG 556 Managing and Engaging Teamwork (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Skills and knowledge to work better in teams, to leverage team strengths and avoid or resolve obstacles to build effective teamwork. Topics include: team development, building trust, decision-making in teams, resolving team conflicts and enhancing creativity in groups.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: James Beatty Hunter (Fall)

  • EXSU 605 Biomedical Research Innovation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Introduction to the novel and/or emerging technologies in the field of biomedical research.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Petropavlovskaya, Axel Thomson (Winter)

    • 2 hours/week

    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators

  • EXSU 620 Surgical Innovation 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : The process of surgical innovation and acquisition of hands-on skills necessary to work within a multi-disciplinary team in the creation of a novel, need driven, and marketable prototype used in the care of the surgical patient. This is the first of a 2 part course introducing concepts and performing needs analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jake Barralet (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructors.

    • Restriction(s): Course requires entry to surgical theatre; this is subject to hospital approval.

    • Students may be subject to interview.

    • Contact hours 46.5 , 31.5 hours lectures, 15 hours workshops and hospital visits.

    • Language of instruction: English, French available.

    • Minimum number 6, maximum 20

    • Subject to completion of medical requirements/immunization record.

    • Professional conduct and dress required at all times in hospital visits when in potential contact with patients.

  • EXSU 621 Surgical Innovation 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : This course builds on key concepts and needs screening delivered and generated in EXSU 620 to develop hands-on skills necessary to work within a multi-disciplinary team in the creation of a novel, need driven, and marketable prototype used in the care of the surgical patient.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jake Barralet (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): EXSU 620

    • Restriction(s): Course requires entry to surgical theatre, this is subject to hospital approval.

    • Students may be subject to interview.

    • Contact hours 47 consisting of 23 hours lectures, 24 hours hospital visits and presentation.

    • Language of instruction: English, French available.

    • Minimum number 6, maximum 20.

    • Subject to completion of medical requirements/immunization record.

    • Professional conduct and dress required at all times in hospital visits when in potential contact with patients.

And:

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 575 Statistics for Practitioners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Understanding and interpreting basic statistical procedures used in basic and applied research, including graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, hypothesis testing, and correlations, t-tests, and basic ANOVA designs.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael L Hoover (Winter)

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gabrielle Simoneau (Fall) Leila Golparvar (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.

    • Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course during the summer session, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day. The standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines apply for sections of this course offered during the Fall or Winter semesters.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • EXSU 606 Statistics for Surgical Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Surgery (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Experimental Surgery : Review of statistics for surgical research.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Elena Dragomir (Fall)

    • 2 hours/week

    • Compulsory for students in the Department of Surgery and available to others by permission of the coordinators

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

  • CACC 520 Accounting for Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Accountancy : This course covers financial and managerial accounting. The course provides an understanding of the various financial statements as well as cost behaviour, cost/volume/profit relationships, budgets, responsibility accounting and relevant costing.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Thierry Cohen (Fall) Thierry Cohen, Deirdre Lapointe, Linda Corbeil (Winter)

  • CMR2 542 Marketing Principles and Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Marketing : Covers the different aspects of marketing operations: the marketing concept, the analysis and research of market opportunities, the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing program (Product, Promotion, Distribution, and Pricing). The course focuses on Canadian market environment and Canadian marketing institutions. Lectures and case studies on an individual basis and/or involving team work will be used.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Charles Royce (Fall) Charles Royce (Winter) Charles Royce (Summer)

  • CPL2 510 Communication and Networking Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Career & Professional Develop (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Policy : This course will provide students with leadership skills pertaining to communication and networking in the workplace. Topics covered include influencing, appraising situations, business networking, teamwork and delivering effective presentations.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Charles Pitts, Brendan Walsh (Fall) Charles Pitts (Winter) Brendan Walsh (Summer)

Or:

9 credits of graduate-level courses taken at Concordia University, chosen in consultation with the program director/adviser.

Elective Courses

6 credits at the 500 lever or higher, taken in consultation with the program director/adviser.

Some courses may be substituted with equivalents at the 500 level or higher if timetabling or background of the student requires it, e.g., prior qualification in accounting.

Faculty of Medicine—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)