Master of Science (M.Sc.) Family Medicine (Thesis) (45 credits)

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Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

  • FMED 697 Master's Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor in a designated area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Fall) Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Winter) Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Summer)

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the M.Sc in Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 698 Master's Thesis Research 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Independent work under the direction of a supervisor in a designated area of research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Fall) Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Winter) Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Summer)

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the M.Sc in Family Medicine program.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • FMED 505 Basic Analysis for Health Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical family medicine research and other health research. Topics include descriptive statistics, correlation, probability, inference, regression, and program evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Tibor Schuster (Fall)

    • Open to all graduate students in Faculty of Medicine.

    • Priority to students registered in the MSc in Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 509 Foundations of Epidemiology in Family Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Essential epidemiological concepts and modern epidemiological methods such as epidemiology in planning, random and systematic errors, causality, measures of association, bias, confounding, effect modification, observational design, randomized controlled trials, and sampling strategies.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Alexandra De Pokomandy, Machelle Wilchesky, Tracie Barnett (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Preference will be given to graduate students in family Medicine and Dentistry.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

  • FMED 600 Mixed Studies Reviews (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Literature reviews of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies (epistemological issues, evaluation/research questions, identification of publications, selection of relevant studies, appraisal of methodological quality and synthesis of results).

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: 1 course in mixed methods (e.g., DENT 672); OR 1 course in qualitative methods (e.g., PSYT 625) and 1 course in quantitative methods (any introductory course in epidemiology); OR permission of the instructor

    • Intensive summer course; open to graduate and post-graduate students; contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Department of Family Medicine, 5858 Cote des Neiges Road, Suite 300, Montreal, QC H3S1Z1); enrolment limitations: health-related review (all disciplines) and research background (at least 1 course in mixed methods OR 1 course in qualitative and 1 course in quantitative methods); language of instruction: English.

  • FMED 603 Participatory Research: Patient & Public Engagement (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Scholarship and practice of participatory research for engaging patients, practitioners and the public in health research. Includes current issues and examples from contemporary usage in community, clinics, and in knowledge translation.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jonathan Salsberg (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Open to all graduate students in Faculty of Medicine. Priority to students registered in the MSc in Family Medicine program.

  • FMED 616 Applied Literature Reviews (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : How to conduct a rigorous literature review in the context of primary care with an opportunity to develop an outline of a literature review section of one’s thesis or to develop a protocol for a systematic review.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Peter Nugus, Tibor Schuster (Winter)

    • Language of Instruction: English Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 2:00

  • FMED 625 Qualitative Health Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Discussion and practice of qualitative methodologies for conducting rigorous and reflective qualitative research projects with a family medicine and primary health care focus, including ethnographic fieldwork and community interviews.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez (Fall)

    • Course will be given in English. Course work may be submitted in English or French.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking PSYT 625. Must obtain instructor's approval to register for the course. Open to students with Bachelor’s degrees in Health or Social Science.

  • FMED 672 Applied Mixed Methods in Health Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Exploration of how qualitative and quantitative methods can be combined in health research using appropriate mixed methods research questions, designs, and pertinent data collection/analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Belinda Farias Nicolau, Alissa Levine (Winter)

    • Contact hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm (Faculty of Dentistry: 514-3987203 extensions 096455 & 00059; language of instruction: English).

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking DENT 672.

    • Only open to students who have had prior graduate training in quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Revision, December 2017. Start of revision.

6 credits chosen from:

  • FMED 504D1 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Neil Andersson (Fall)

  • FMED 504D2 Family Medicine Research Seminars (0.5 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Research seminars on various topics relevant to family medicine research.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Neil Andersson (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FMED 504D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both FMED 504D1 and FMED 504D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • FMED 511 Introduction to Art in Healthcare: Making Art Accessible (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introduction of topics related to art in healthcare and research using Open Studio Projects methodology, a replicable model used for exploring successful, sustainable, and creative interventions in healthcare settings. After this course, students will be able to use art as a tool for meaningful community engagement, healthcare delivery, and scholarly activity.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Tamara Carver, Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant (Summer)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor

    • Language of instruction: English

  • FMED 525 Foundations of Translational Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of multidisciplinary research that bridges significant gaps between basic, clinical medicine and public policy that enables a translation of knowledge to practice.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Amalia Mary Issa, Daniel Weinstock, Terence Hebert (Winter)

    • Language of Instruction: English.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Instructors. FMED 505 or equivalent introductory statistics course.

  • FMED 601 Advanced Topics in Family Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Scientific communication; curriculum design and development; professional development; and setting appropriate goals for a successful academic research program in family medicine and primary care.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Tamara Carver (Winter)

  • FMED 604 Advanced Participatory Research in Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Overview of participatory research with community, clinical, and organisational stakeholders. Content focuses on participatory engagement and data collection methods, while students have an opportunity to work through aspects of their participatory project with the help of group discussions, small group work, roleplay, and guest presentations from actual participatory projects.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Neil Andersson (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Open to all graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. Priority to students registered in Family Medicine graduate programs.

  • FMED 605 Canadian Healthcare Policy and Decision-Making (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Introduction to the structure of the Canadian healthcare system, priority-setting in healthcare, policy development and analysis, and concepts and application of evidence informed decision-making. The aim is to provide tools for future practitioners, researchers, and managers to navigate and encourage change in our complex system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Priority to students registered in the MSc in Experimental Medicine; Family Medicine option

  • FMED 606 Operational Issues in Survey Methods in Primary Care (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Operational issues of questionnaire design, sampling, contact and recruitment of respondents and preparation for analysis that will enhance response rates and minimize errors in data collected by surveys. The content will be highly relevant for those who anticipate having a survey as part of their current or future research program.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken FMED 503. Priority to students registered in the MSc in Family Medicine and ad hoc PhD in Family Medicine programs.

    • Five 3-hour classes offered in English, knowledge of French will be helpful. Knowledge of basic statistics is assumed.

  • FMED 607 Intro to Discourse Analysis & Interpretive Health Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Advanced qualitative research course exploring four specific methodologies: conversation analysis, discursive psychology, critical discourse analysis and hermeneutics.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Rosario Rodriguez, Richard Hovey (Summer)

    • Note: Language of Instuction: English

  • FMED 608 Advanced Mixed Methods Seminar in Health Research (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Advanced epistemological and methodological approaches for graduate students in order to improve their understanding of the approaches and to apply them in their research projects. Students also develop the ability to read and critique peers' mixed methods research projects.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Pierre Pluye, Isabelle Vedel (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor. Priority to students registered in: (1) the MSc and PhD (Ad Hoc) in Family Medicine; and then (2) any other graduate program offered by the Faculties of Medicine and of Dentistry.

    • Language of instruction: English. Pierre Pluye is instructor.

  • FMED 610 Foundations of Family Medicine (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : The history, philosophical foundations, clinical method, and key principles of family medicine within Quebec, Canada, and internationally.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jean Lois Haggerty (Winter)

    • Prequisite(s): Permission of the Instructor.

  • FMED 611 Healthcare Systems and Primary Care Reform (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An overview of different health care systems around the world with a detailed understanding of the Quebec primary health care system including past and present reforms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Language of Instruction: English.

  • FMED 612 Evaluation Research and Implementation Science (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : An introduction of how to critically appraise available evidence to become familiar with methods specific to intervention implementation and program evaluation in the context of family medicine practice with an opportunity to develop an evaluation protocol for a specific program that responds to the expectations of clinicians-managers in primary care.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Isabelle Vedel (Summer)

    • Permission of instructor.

    • Language of Instruction: English. Office hours: Tuesdays 12:00 to 2:00 pm.

  • FMED 615 Applied Knowledge Translation and Exchange in Health (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Intended for health care practitioners, planners, and researchers, especially in resource-poor settings in Canada and internationally, students will be exposed to behaviour change models; techniques for critical evaluation of existing evidence; accountability in health services; and scientific writing and presenting, using a blended learning approach.

    Terms: Summer 2018

    Instructors: Anne Cockcroft (Summer)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor

    • Language of instruction: English

  • FMED 618 Topics in Pharmacoeconomics, Drug Safety and Policy (1 credit)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Topics pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry, the drug development process, the Canadian regulatory process, research to evaluate drug safety and effectiveness, principles of pharmacoeconomics and methods used to value pharmacotherapy in the context of family medicine will be covered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Language of Instruction: English. Office hours: Tuesdays 12;00 to 2:00 pm

  • FMED 619 Program Management in Global Health & Primary Health Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Program management design, theory, methods and practical applications in both domestic and global health settings, with a focus on primary health care in order to achieve rapid scale-up of effective health interventions towards universal coverage while strengthening health systems for sustained impact.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Yves Bergevin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor

  • FMED 690 Advanced Ethnography: Context, Complexity & Coordination (3 credits)

    Offered by: Family Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Family Medicine : Addressing the rationale and assumptions of ethnography, including the practices, processes and strategies to set up, conduct, analyze, write up and provide feedback to participants. This exploration will come from a project based on deep and immersed observation in order to develop an understanding of shared meaning systems (i.e., culture).

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Peter Nugus (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Permission of instructor. Priority to students registered in: (1) the MSc or Ad Hoc PhD in Family Medicine; and then (2) any other graduate program offered by the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry.

    • Language of instruction: English

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