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

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Offered by: Family Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Family Medicine; Medical Education option is a thesis program designed to provide research training to family physicians, and exceptionally, other health professionals, and students interested in medical education research. This M.Sc. Option will have very close ties to the Family Medicine Educational Research Group (FMER), which is the corollary of the educational innovations in teaching and research conceived and established in McGill’s Department of Family Medicine in 2005. The FMER’s ultimate goal is to advance knowledge to: (1) constantly inform family medicine curricula innovations and continuing professional development to better family physicians’ clinical practice; (2) significantly contribute to the development of the family medicine education field of inquiry, and; (3) rigorously develop and inform medical education policy. This research agenda of FMER is articulated through four interrelated streams: (1) family physicians’ professional identity formation; (2) information use and technology in the learning episodes of practicing physician and organizational learning; (3) program evaluation of educational innovations, and; (4) knowledge synthesis.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Thesis subject should be related to medical education.

  • 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 (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 555 Theoretical Foundations of Learning Sciences (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Examination of foundational theories of the Learning Sciences including contributions by social constructivist theories. Implications of theory on methodologies for the Learning Sciences in general, and for educational and instructional contexts in particular.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michael L Hoover (Fall)

  • EDPE 635 Theories of Learning and Instruction (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : An analysis of the relationship between theory and research about learning and teaching from a historical perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Anna Sverdlik (Winter)

  • EDPH 689 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Collegial) : Students will develop an understanding of teaching and learning as a process in which instruction is based on the learning to be accomplished. Students will design, develop, and evaluate a university course of their choice, and will develop facility and confidence in using teaching methods appropriate to their domains.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Dianne Bateman (Fall) Dianne Bateman (Winter) Dianne Bateman (Summer)

    • 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.

Elective Courses (3 credits)

3 credits, at the 500 level or higher, chosen in consultation with the student’s academic supervisor, specifically involving educational issues, and always relating to the student's thesis topic within the medical education field.

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