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Cardiovascular Sciences

Cardiovascular Sciences: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Medicine

Participating Degree Programs

Biomedical Engineering—MASc, PhD
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry—MASc, PhD
Clinical Engineering—MHSc
Dentistry—MSc, PhD
Exercise Sciences—MSc, PhD
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology—MSc, PhD
Medical Biophysics—MSc, PhD
Medical Science—MSc, PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences—MSc, PhD
Pharmacology—MSc, PhD
Physiology—MSc, PhD
Rehabilitation Science—MSc,​ PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above, together with the clinical departments of Anesthesia, Medical Imaging, ​Medicine, and Surgery, participate in the graduate Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization at the University of Toronto. Units participating in the collaborative specialization contribute graduate courses and provide facilities and supervision for graduate research. Applicants must first be accepted by one of the participating graduate units and then complete a separate application to register in the collaborative specialization.

Students follow a plan of study acceptable to both the participating unit and the Cardiovascular Sciences specialization. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Cardiovascular Sciences” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.cscp.utoronto.ca
Email: cv.program@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-0746
Fax: (416) 946-5713

Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization
University of Toronto
FitzGerald Building
Room 83E, 150 College Street
​Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2
Canada

Cardiovascular Sciences: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Normally, an A- average in previous coursework (publications and research work may be considered for mature students).

  • The student has already been accepted into a home graduate unit that participates in the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Acceptance by a supervisor who is a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Research area falls within the mandate of the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet the requirements of their home graduate unit in terms of coursework and thesis work.

  • Write a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member of the collaborative specialization. The thesis topic will be in the area of cardiovascular sciences. An electronic copy of the accepted thesis in final form must be submitted to the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Complete 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) in an approved cardiovascular course listed under the approved Course List.

  • Students must attend the annual Student Research Day each year they are in this collaborative Specialization, and make one presentation during training. The presentation must demonstrate excellence in cardiovascular research.

Cardiovascular Sciences: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Normally, an A- average in previous coursework (publications and research work may be considered for mature students).

  • The student has already been accepted into a home graduate unit that participates in the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Acceptance by a supervisor who is a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Research area falls within the mandate of the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet the requirements of their home graduate unit in terms of coursework and thesis work.

  • Write a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member of the collaborative specialization. The thesis topic will be in the area of cardiovascular sciences. An electronic copy of the accepted thesis in final form must be submitted to the Cardiovascular Sciences Collaborative Specialization.

  • Complete two half courses or 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) chosen from among the following five courses: JCV 1060H, JCV 3060H, JCV 3061H, JCV 3062H, JCV 3063H, and JCV 3064H.

  • Students must attend the annual Student Research Day each year they are in this collaborative specialization, and make one presentation during training. The presentation must demonstrate excellence in cardiovascular research.

Cardiovascular Sciences: Courses

Course List

Cardiovascular sciences courses offered by the participating units are listed below. Not all courses are offered each year. For course details, consult the Cardiovascular Sciences website.

EXS 5508H
Cardiovascular Disease and Exercise
JCV 1060H
Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology
JCV 3060H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction
JCV 3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Hormones
JCV 3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Heart Function
JCV 3063H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Vascular
JCV 3064H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences— Microvascular Medicine
JEB 1365H
Ultrasound: Theory and Applications in Biology and Medicine
JTC 1331H
Biomaterials Science
LMP 1015H
Vascular Pathobiology
LMP 1504H
Cell and Molecular Biology of Cardiovascular Diseases
PSL 1462H
Molecular Aspects of Cardiac Function