Amendments

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Any corrections or amendments made after the calendar was published on June 10, 2020 will be posted here. Please visit regularly to keep informed of updates.

Graduate Unit, Program, or Regulation

Law: July 9, 2020

Law

Noted a temporary suspension of admissions to the Law of Leadership concentration in the Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM) program.

Public Health Sciences: July 29, 2020

Public Health Sciences

  • Renumbered CHL 5221H Introduction to Qualitative Research to CHL 5811H.

  • Changed the course type of CHL 5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine from continuous to regular.

Classics: November 11, 2020

Classics

Removed the following sentence from the PhD Advanced-Standing Option: "Students admitted with advanced standing are exempt from the qualifying examinations."

Museum Studies: November 18, 2020

Museum Studies

Removed the following sentence from the program requirements: "Before the end of their program, students whose primary language is English will be required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language (preferably French) by means of a written exam and achieve a minimum grade of 70%."

Financial Economics: November 25, 2020

Financial Economics

  • The start date of the Master of Financial Economics program has changed from September 1 to July 2, 2021.

  • The program length has increased from 4 to 5 sessions, with a typical registration sequence of S/F/W/S/F.

  • The number of required full-course equivalents (FCEs) has increased from 6.0 to 6.5 FCEs, with the addition of ECO 1010H.

  • These changes are effective July 1, 2021.

Health Informatics: November 25, 2020

Health Informatics

Replaced the required course INF 1003H Information Systems, Services, and Design with the new course MHI 2019H Health Information Systems, Services, and Design in both the regular and executive options. Effective January 1, 2021.

Sessional Dates: December 1, 2020

Sessional Dates

Updated the sessional dates as per the President's announcement.

 

Original: December 18: Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter session (i.e., those who were not registered in the previous Fall session) to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of January 18, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIP at the beginning of January (2) (3)

Amended: December 18: Recommended tuition fee payment deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter session (i.e., those who were not registered in the previous Fall session) to ensure payment is received by the registration deadline of January 25, and to avoid cancellation of registration and course enrolment. International students must make a payment by this date to ensure they are covered by UHIP at the beginning of January (2) (3)

 

Original: M January 18: Final date to add Winter session courses.

Amended: M January 18: Final date to add Winter session courses for most students. Due to the varying Winter 2021 course start dates, this deadline may be different for students in some programs. Please consult with your graduate unit.

 

Original: M January 18: Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter (January to April) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 100% of current Winter session tuition fee charges) (2)

Amended: M January 25: Registration deadline for students registering or starting their program in the Winter (January to April) session; after this date, a late registration fee will be assessed. Minimum required payment due (unpaid fees from previous session[s] + 100% of current Winter session tuition fee charges) (2)

 

Original: M February 22: Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty (8)

Amended: M March 1: Final date to drop full-year and Winter session courses without academic penalty (8)

General Regulations: December 1, 2020

General Regulations

Updated the application fee from $120 to $125, effective September 2020.

Human Development: December 1, 2020

Human Development

This collaborative specialization has closed, effective August 2020.

Health Policy, Management and Evaluation: January 4, 2021

Health Policy, Management and Evaluation

The following amendments are effective September 2020.

 

MSc Program: Concentration in Health Services Research

Updated the program requirements of the thesis option.

  • Specified the required health services research courses (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE] in total): HAD 5011H and 0.5 FCE from other health services research courses.

Emphasis: Health Policy

Updated the program requirements.

Original:

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health and Health Technology

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • 1.5 FCEs from the following list:

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis

    • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

Amended:

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

  • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy.

  • 1.0 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • Other health policy research course as appropriate, for example:

      • CHL 5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

      • CHL 5702H History of International Health​ or

      • CHL 5704H International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice.

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Updated the program requirements.

Original:

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

  • HAD 5743H Evaluation Design For Complex Interventions

  • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

  • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Amended:

Students must complete 2.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5720H Evaluation I (0.5 FCE)

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD 5743H Evaluation II

    • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5202H Biostatistics II

    • HAD 5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods

    • HAD 5772H Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers

  • 0.5 elective FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

 

PhD Program: Concentration in Health Services Research

Emphasis: Health Policy

Updated the program requirements.

Original:

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy

  • HAD 6763H Health Policy Comprehensive Course

  • Four courses (2.0 FCEs) from the following list:

    • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health and Health Technology

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • HAD 5773H Introduction to Theories of Organizational Behaviour and Applications to the Health Care Sector

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research.

Amended:

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

  • HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy

  • HAD 6763H Health Policy Comprehensive Course

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5308H Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation

    • HAD 5022H Politics, Policy, Public Health, and Health Technology

    • HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy

    • Other course as appropriate, for example:

      • CHL 5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

      • CHL 5702H History of International Health

      • CHL 5704H International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems, and Policy

    • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

    • Other courses from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration in the area of policy-relevant methods

  • 0.5 FCE from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration, or other HPME concentrations as approved by the HPME graduate coordinator.

Emphasis: Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation

Updated the program requirements.

Original:

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

  • HAD 6761H Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from the following list:

    • HAD 5728H Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application

    • HAD 5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5743H Evaluation Design for Complex Interventions

    • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

    • HAD 5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems and Policy Research

    • HAD 5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems, and Policy

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE), generally advanced methods courses, from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

Amended:

Students must complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

  • HAD 5743H Evaluation II

  • HAD 6761H Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation Comprehensive Course

  • HSR 1001H Introduction to Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

  • Two courses (1.0 FCE) from the following list:

    • HAD 5720H Evaluation I

    • HAD 5728H Performance Measurement in Health Care: Theory and Application

    • HAD 5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research

    • HAD 5740H Intermediate Level Qualitative Methods for Health Services and Policy Research

    • HAD 5742H Mixed Methods for Health Services Research

    • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research

    • HAD 5779H Evidence Synthesis for Health Services, Systems, and Policy Research

    • HAD 5781H Case Study Research for Health Services, Systems, and Policy

  • One course (0.5 FCE), generally an advanced methods course, from the course listing for the Health Services Research concentration.

PhD students in the Health Services Research concentration who are pursuing the emphasis in Health Services Outcomes and Evaluation may fulfil the concentration requirements by replacing HAD 5772H Intermediate Statistics for Health Services Researchers with CHL 5202H Biostatistics II or HAD 5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods.

 

MSc Program: Concentration in System Leadership and Innovation

Updated the admission requirements.

New: "Applicants must have health-care experience and demonstrate aptitude for innovation and health systems."

Original: "Applicants must be active as a trainee within the Post-Graduate Medical Education (PGME) program, or be registered in the Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. UME students who are accepted must register part-time; PGME students who are accepted may register full-time or part-time."

Amended: "Preference will be given to medical trainees in a Canadian Faculty of Medicine or to early-career physicians. Undergraduate medical trainees who are accepted must register part-time; post-graduate medical education trainees who are accepted may register full-time or part-time."

Pharmaceutical Sciences: January 5, 2021

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Added a part-time option to the Master of Science in Pharmacy (MScPhm) program. Effective January 4, 2021.

Global Professional Law: February 19, 2021

Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)

Effective September 1, 2020.

All Concentrations

Revised the admission requirements as follows:

Concentration Original Work Experience Requirement Amended Work Experience Requirement
Business Law 3 years 5 years of full-time, continuing work experience
Innovation, Law and Technology 2 years 5 years of full-time, continuing work experience
Law of Leadership 3 years 5 years of full-time, continuing work experience
Canadian Law in a Global Context 2 years 0 to 5 years of full-time experience

Concentration: Canadian Law in a Global Context

  • Applicants may be admitted to this concentration with no full-time work experience.

  • Applicants who are admitted with fewer than five years of full-time work experience will only be able to take courses within this concentration.

Professional Kinesiology: March 11, 2021

Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK)

Revised the minimum admission requirements to allow for consideration of applicants with an undergraduate degree in a complementary area with related experience.

Effective September 1, 2020.

Original

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, or an equivalent degree, with a minimum mid-B average (73% to 76%) in the final year.

Amended

  • Applicants must have a four-year bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, human kinetics, or an equivalent degree.

  • Applicants may also be considered for admission with a complementary degree in health science, life science, and/or movement/rehabilitation science. Practical experience in the area of kinesiology is required.

  • Applicants may also be considered for admission with a four-year bachelor’s degree in an area not described above, with at least 5 years of work experience in the area of kinesiology, and evidence of professional training or certification in the area of kinesiology (for example, strength and conditioning certification, physical literacy certification).

  • Regardless of the admission pathway, all applicants must have a minimum mid-B average (73% to 76%) in the final year.

 

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