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

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Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Family Medicine; Bioethics is a thesis graduate program option designed to provide graduate training to those interested in studying empirical research methods and bioethics specialization.

Required Courses (33 credits)

  • BIOE 680 Bioethical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A survey of some of the main problem areas and common argument forms used in current bioethics. Problem areas include consent, decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment, allocation of scarce resources, research with human subjects and confidentiality. Argument forms include those drawn from diverse ethical theories and traditions.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Carolyn Ells (Fall)

  • BIOE 681 Bioethics Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Four hours per week supervised placement within health care settings (e.g., intensive care, family practice, clinical ethics committees). In addition, students shall be assigned for the last month of the term to a single intensive placement. Participation in rounds, case discussions, and a weekly seminar.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Eugene Bereza (Winter)

  • BIOE 690 M.Sc. Thesis Literature Survey (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A comprehensive literature survey in the general area of the thesis topic, to be completed in the first semester.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • BIOE 691 M.Sc. Thesis Research Proposal (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s) leading to a thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • BIOE 692 M.Sc. Thesis Research Progress Report (6 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A status report on the progress in the thesis research.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • BIOE 693 M.Sc. Thesis (12 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Independent work under the supervision of the thesis advisor(s) leading to a thesis manuscript.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

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

  • 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.

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • 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 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.

Elective Course (9 credits)

9 credits, at the 500 level or higher, of coursework may be chosen from inside or outside the Department in consultation with the student’s academic adviser or supervisor.

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