Medical Science

Medical Science: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Medicine

Degree Programs

Biomedical Communications

MScBMC

  • Fields:
    • Biomedical Media Design;
    • Biomedical Visualization Design

Medical Science

MSc and PhD

  • Fields:
    • Bioethics;
    • Biomedical Science;
    • Clinical Science;
    • Health Professions Education;
    • Population Health/Health Services;
    • Radiation Oncology

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Diploma Programs

Graduate Diploma in Health Research

GDipHR

Overview

With over 600 faculty and 550 students, the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) was established to foster education and scholarship in the Clinical Departments of the Faculty of Medicine. IMS specializes in translational research with a strong emphasis on bench-to-bedside clinical applications. Degree candidates have the opportunity to conduct research in one of four training areas: bio-medical science; clinical science; health systems and services; and population health. Graduates have been appointed to positions as academics and health-care professionals in universities, government, and industry.

Contact and Address

Biomedical Communications Program

Web: bmc.med.utoronto.ca
Email: bmc.info@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (905) 569-4849

Biomedical Communications
University of Toronto Mississauga
HSC 308, 3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6
Canada

Medical Science Program

Web: ims.utoronto.ca/core-team
Telephone: (416) 946-8286
Fax: (416) 971-2253

Institute of Medical Science
University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building
Room 2374, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8
Canada

Graduate Diploma in Health Research

Web: md.utoronto.ca/graduate-diploma-health-research-0
Email: gdip.hres@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-7866

Graduate Diploma in Health Research
University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building
Room 2256, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8
Canada

Medical Science: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Advani, Andrew - MBChB, PhD
Agur, Anne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Akbari, Mohammad - MD, PhD
Al-Omran, Mohammed - MSc, MBBS
Alibhai, Shabbir - MD
Allard, Johane - MD
Anagnostou, Evdokia - MD
Astell, Arlene - BSc, PhD
Bagby, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Baker, Andrew - MD, MD
Baker, Andrew - MHSc, MD
Barr, Cathy - BSc, PhD
Bassett, Anne - BSc, MD
Batt, Jane - MD, PhD
Beitchman, Joseph - BSc, MPH, MDCM
Billia, Filio - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Black, Sandra - BSc, MD
Boggild, Andrea - BSc, MSc, MD
Bogoch, Earl - BA, MSc, MD
Boileau, Isabelle - PhD
Borschel, Gregory - BSc, DrMed
Brill, Julie - PhD
Brochard, Laurent - MD
Brooks, Dina - BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Brown, Theodore - BSc, PhD
Brydges, Ryan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Cattran, Daniel - MD
Chandran, Vinod - MBBS, PhD
Chapman, Kenneth - MSc, MD
Chauhan, Vijay - MD
Chen, Robert - MB
Cherney, David - MD, PhD
Chertkow, Howard - MD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Connelly, Kim - MBBS, PhD
Croitoru, Ken - MDCM
Cypel, Marcelo - DrMed
Das, Sunit - DrMed
Davis, Karen - BSc, MSc, PhD
Dawson, Laura - MD
De Luca, Vincenzo - MD, PhD
de Veber, Gabrielle - MD
Dlamini, Nomazulu - MBBS
Donnelly, Sandra - BSc, MSc, MDCM
Dorian, Paul - MSc, MDCH
dos Santos, Claudia - MSc, MD
Dror, Yigal - MD
Drucker, Daniel - MD
Ertl-Wagner, Birgit - MHSA, MD
Esplen, Mary Jane - BScN, MSN, PhD, RN
Fan, Eddy - BSc, MD, PhD
Fehlings, Michael - LMCC, MD, PhD
Feinstein, Anthony - MBChB, PhD
Feld, Jordan - MPH, MD
Feldman, Brian - MD
Feng, Zhong-Ping - PhD
Fish, Jason - BSc, PhD
Flint, Alastair - ChB
Floras, John - MD, DPhil
Furlan, Andrea - MD, PhD
Gaisano, Herbert - BS, MD
Gallinger, Steven - MSc, MD
George, Tony - BSc, MD
Gerretsen, Philip - MSW, MD, PhD
Gershon, Andrea - MSc, MD
Gilbert, Richard - MBBS, PhD
Ginsburg, Shiphra - MEd, MD
Gladdy, Rebecca - DrMed, PhD
Gladman, Dafna - MD
Graff-Guerrero, Ariel - MD
Grinstein, Sergio - BSc, PhD
Grunebaum, Eyal - MD
Guerguerian, Anne Marie - MD
Gupta, Neeru - BM
Hahn, Margaret - DrMed, PhD
Hamani, Clement - DrMed, PhD
Hamilton, Jill - BSc, MSc, MD
Haroon, Nigil - MBBS, MD, PhD
Heon, Elise - LMCC, MD
Herrmann, Nathan - MD
Hill, Sean - BA, PhD
Hodaie, Mojgan - BSc, MSc, MD
Humar, Atul - MSc, MD
Husain, Mansoor - MB, MD
Ibrahim, George - BS, MD, PhD
Janssen, Harry - MD, PhD
Jarvi, Keith - MD
Jenkinson, Jodie - BA, MSc, PhD
Jeschke, Marc - DrMed, PhD
Jewett, Michael - LMCC, MD
Jones, Jennifer - BA, PhD
Jones, Nicola - MD
Josselyn, Sheena - MA, PhD
Juvet, Stephen - DrMed, PhD
Kaplan, Allan - AA, BA, MSc, MD
Kapus, Andras - MD, PhD
Kassner, Andrea - MSc, PhD
Kaul, Rupert - MD, PhD
Keating, Armand - BSc, MD
Kennedy, James - MD
Kennedy, Sidney - DPsych, MBChB, BAO
Keshavjee, Shaf - BA, MSc, LMCC, MD
Khalvati, Farzad - MASc, PhD
Kingdom, John - DipCH, MB, MD
Kish, Stephen John - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kolla, Nathan - BA, MA, MD, PhD
Konvalinka, Ana - DrMed
Koritzinsky, Marianne
Krzyzanowska, Monika - MPH, MD
Kucharczyk, Walter - MD
Kumar, Deepali - MSc, MD
Lee, Douglas - DrMed, PhD
Lee, Warren - MD, PhD
Lemaire, Mathieu - MD, PhD
Leong-Poi, Howard - MD
Levinson, Wendy - BSc, MD
Levitan, Robert - MSc, MDCM
Li, Ren-Ke - MHSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Licht, Christoph - MD
Lindsay, Thomas - BSc, MSc, MDCM
Lipsman, Nir - BS, MD, PhD
Liu, Fang - PhD
Liu, Fei-Fei - MD
Liu, Geoffrey - BSc, MSc, MD
Liu, Mingyao - MSc, MD (Director)
Lobaugh, Nancy - BS, PhD
Lozano, Andres - BSc, LMCC, MD, BScMed, PhD
MacDonald, Russell - MD
Mak, Susanna - MD, PhD
Marsden, Philip - MD
Marshall, John - MD
Masellis, Mario - MSc, MD
Maunder, Robert - MD
Mazer, Cyril David - MD
McCrindle, Brian - MD
McDonald, Lynn - PhD
McIntosh, Anthony Randal - BSc, MSc, PhD
McIntyre, Roger - MD
McNamara, Patrick - MB
Mikulis, David - BS, MD
Miller, Steven - MD
Milosevic, Michael - MD
Mishra, Sharmistha - BSc, MD
Moe, Gordon - MD
Montandon, Gaspard - MSc, PhD
Moody, Alan - BA, MA, MBBS
Morshead, Cindi - BS, PhD
Mucsi, Istvan - MD, PhD
Mueller, Daniel - MD
Muise, Aleixo - MD
Mulsant, Benoit - MD
Nanthakumar, Kumaraswamy - MD
Narang, Indra - MBBS
Nauth, Aaron - BSc, MSc, MD
Nolan, Robert - PhD
Olivieri, Nancy - MD
Osborne, Lucy - PhD (Coordinator of Graduate Studies)
Ouzounian, Maral - BSc, MDCM, PhD
Pang, Elizabeth - PhD
Parshuram, Christopher - MBChB
Pausova, Zdenka - MD
Pierro, Agostino - MD
Piguet, Vincent - BM, DrMed, PhD
Pollock, Bruce - BSc, MD, PhD
Prescott, Steven - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Rajji, Tarek - MD
Rand, Margaret - BSc, PhD
Rao, Vivek - LMCC, MD, PhD
Ratjen, Felix - MD
Ravindran, Arun - PhD
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Redelmeier, Donald - MS, MD
Reithmeier, Reinhart - BSc, PhD
Remington, Gary - MD, PhD
Richards, Robin - BA, MD
Robinson, Lisa - MD
Rodin, Gary M - BSc, MD
Rosenblum, Norman - MD
Ross, Heather - BSc, MD
Rotstein, Ori - MSc, MD
Rourke, Sean - BSc, BA, PhD
Rubenfeld, Gordon - MSc, MD
Rutka, James - BSc, LMCC, MD, PhD
Ryan, Jennifer - BS, PhD
Sadavoy, Joel - MD
Schachar, Russell James - MD
Schimmer, Aaron - MD, PhD
Scholey, James - MD
Schweizer, Tom - BA, MSc, DPhil
Seed, Mike - MBBS
Selby, Peter - MHSc, MBBS
Selzner, Markus - MD, PhD
Semple, John - BSc, MSc, MD
Sgro, Michael - MD
Sherman, Philip - MD
Shoichet, Molly - PhD
Silverman, Melvin - BSc, MDCH
Siminovitch, Katherine - MD
Singer, Lianne - MD
Slutsky, Arthur - BASc, MASc, MD
Sockalingam, Sanjeev - MD
Sondheimer, Neal John - MD, PhD
Stevens, Bonnie - BSc, MSN, PhD
Stewart, Donna - DPsych, MD
Stewart, Suzanne - BA, MA, PhD
Strafella, Antonio - MD, PhD
Strauss, John - MD
Sun, Hong-Shuo - MSc, DrMed, DPhil
Swartz, Richard - BSc, MD, PhD
Sweezey, Neil - BSc, MD, MD
Szaszi, Katalin - MD, PhD
Tabori, Uri - MBBS
Tandon, Anurag - BSc, PhD
Tarlo, Susan - MBBS
Tartaglia, Carmela - BA, BSc, MDCM
Tator, Charles - MA, MD, PhD
Thaut, Michael - PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Urowitz, Murray - MD
Valiante, Taufik - BSc, MD, PhD
Van Der Kooy, Derek - BSc, MA, PhD
Vasdev, Neil - PhD
Venkateswaran, Vasundara - BSc, MPH, MSc, PhD (Coordinator of Graduate Studies)
Verma, Subodh - MSc, MD, PhD
Vincent, John - PhD
Voineskos, Aristotle - MD, PhD
Vorstman, Jacob - MD, PhD
Weisel, Richard - BA, MD
Weksberg, Rosanna - MD, PhD
Whitehead, Cynthia - AB, MHSc, MD, PhD
Whyne, Cari - BSc, PhD
Widjaja, Elysa - MSc, MPH, MBBS
Windrim, Rory - MB
Wittnich, Carin - MSc, DVM
Wong, Agnes - DOMS, MD, PhD
Wong, Albert - MD, PhD
Woo, Minna - MD
Woodside, Blake - BSc, MSc, MD
Woolridge, Nicholas - BFA, BSc, BFA, MSc
Wright, Graham - BSc, MSc, PhD
Wunder, Jay - BA, MSc, LMCC, MD
Yang, Burton - BSc, MSc, PhD
Yasufuku, Kazuhiro - DrMed, PhD
Yau, Terrence - BA, MSc, MDCM, MDCM
Yee, Albert - MSc, LMCC, MD
Yeh, Ann - MD
Yeung, Rae - DrMed, MD
Yucel, Yeni - MD
Yuen, Darren - BSc, MD, PhD
Zadeh, Gelareh - BSc, DrMed, BScMed, DPhil
Zappitelli, Michele - MSc, MD
Zhang, Haibo - MSc, PhD
Zhang, Liang - PhD
Zimmermann, Camilla - MSc, MD

Members Emeriti

Chan, Helen - MBBS
Levy, Gary - BSc, MD
Seeman, Mary - BA, MDCH, MD
Toner, Brenda - BA, MA, PhD
Warsh, Jerry - MD
Yeger, Herman - BSc, MScPhm, PhD

Associate Members

Abrahao Junior, Agessandro - MSc, MSc, MD
Agarwal, Sri Mahavir - MD, PhD
Agid, Ofer - MD
Ahmed, Najma - BSc, MD, PhD
Anastakis, Dimitrios - BSc, MEd, MD
Andrade, Danielle - MSc, MD
Andreazza, Ana Cristina - BPhm, MSc, PhD, PhD
Andrews, Mahmutoglu - MD
Anthony, Samantha - PhD
Asztalos, Elizabeth - BScN
Baertschiger, Reto - MD, PhD
Barron, David - MD
Bernardini, Marcus - BSc, MSc, MD
Bhalerao, Shree - MD
Bhat, Venkat - MSc, MD
Bouchard, Maryse - MS, MDCM
Boulos, Mark - BSc, MD
Brull, Richard - BS, MD
Campbell, Douglas - MD
Carcao, Manuel - MD
Chaiton, Michael - DPhil
Chan, Steven - MD, PhD
Chepeha, Douglas - MD
Cheskes, Sheldon - BSc, DrMed
Chow, Edward - MBBS
Chung, Frances - MBBS
Chung, Jennifer - BEng, MD, MC
Cil, Tulin - BSc, MEd, DrMed
Clarke, Hance - MSc, MD
Corrin, Michael - BFA, BA, BSc, MSc
Court, John - MA
Cushing, Sharon L. - BSc, MD
Delgado, Diego - MD
Desarkar, Pushpal - MD
Diaconescu, Andreea - PhD
Diniz, Breno - MD, PhD
Dryer, Marc - BA, MSc, MCS
Dunkley, Benjamin - BSc, PhD
Eder, Lihi - DrMed
Emmenegger, Urban - MD
Fairn, Gregory - BSc, PhD
Fasano, Alfonso - MD, PhD
Felsky, Daniel - BSc, PhD
Ferguson, Sarah - BSc, MD
Finelli, Tony - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Fischer, Corinne - MD
Floh, Alejandro - MD
Forbes, Thomas - MD
Foussias, George - BSc, MSc, DrMed, PhD
French, Leon - BSc, MSc, PhD
Friedberg, Mark - MD
Furlan, Julio - MSc, DrMed, PhD
Gagliardi, Anna - BSc, BE, MSc, MLS, PhD
Gagliese, Lucia - BSc, PhD
Giacobbe, Peter - MD
Glover, Benedict - MEd, MD
Goldstein, Roger - MBChB
Goligher, Ewan - DrMed, PhD
Gomez Jaramillo, David - MD, PhD
Goncalves, Vanessa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Gonska, Tanja - MD
Grasemann, Hartmut - MD
Green, Robin - PhD
Griffiths, John - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hahn, Cecil - MD
Haider, Masoom - BM, MD
Hamilton, Robert - BSc, MD, PhD
Hannon, Breffni - MB
Harnett, Nicole - BSc
Harrington, Jennifer - MBBS, PhD
Hawco, Colin - BSc, MSc, PhD
Haykal, Siba - BS, MD, PhD
Heyn, Chris - MD, PhD
Ho, Emily - BSc(OT), MEd, PhD, PhD
Hobson, Sebastian - MPH, BMedSc, MBBS, PhD
Hofer, Stefan - MD, PhD
Holden, Lori - BSc
Honjo, Osami - DrMed, PhD
Horlick, Eric - MD
Howe, Kathryn - BSc, MD, PhD
Ivers, Noah - MD
Jean-St-Michel, Emilie - MDCM
Jin, Yaping - PhD
Kahr, Walter - MD
Kamath, Binita - MBBS
Karkouti, Keyvan - MD
Katzberg, Hans - BSc, MSc, MD
Kayssi, Ahmed - BS, BA, MS, MPH
Kiang, Michael - MD, PhD
Kidd, Sean - PhD
Kim, Dong Hwan (Dennis) - MD, PhD
Kitto, Simon - BA, BEd, DPhil
Kloiber, Stefan - DrMed
Knight, Andrea - MD
Kohut, Sara Helena Ahola - BA, MA, PhD
Kridel, Robert - DrMed, PhD
Kuruvilla, John - MD
Kutryk, Michael - MD
Lai, Meng-Chuan - MD, PhD
Lebel, David - MS, MD, PhD
Lee, Jacques - MSc, MD
Li, Madeline - MD
Librach, Clifford - MD
Lim, Andrew - BSc, MD
Lin, Vincent - MD
Lok, Benjamin - BSc, MD
Mah, Linda - MHSc, MD
Mahmud, Farid - MD
Mailis-Gagnon, Angela - MSc, MD
Malinowski, Ann - BScN, MSc, MD
Mandell, Daniel - BSc, MD, PhD
Mansur, Rodrigo - MD, PhD
Maralani, Pejman Jabehdar - MD
Matheson, Flora - BA, MA, PhD
Mathur, Sunita - BSc(PT), MSc(PT), PhD
Maxwell, Cynthia - AB, MD
Melamed, Nir - MSc, MD
Menon, Mahesh - PhD
Mertens, Luc - MD
Minian, Nadia - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Moraes, Theo - MD
Ng, Derek – BSc, MSc, PhD
Nolan, Brodie - MD
Nyhof-Young, Joyce - PhD
Oh, Jiwon - BSc, MD, PhD
Parotto, Matteo - MD, PhD
Pasternak, Jesse - BS, MPH, MD
Penner, Melanie - MD
Perkins, Bruce - MPH, MD
Persaud, Navindra - BSc, BA, MSc, MD
Propst, Evan - BA, MSc, MD
Qadura, Mohammad - BS, MD, PhD
Ramaswamy, Vijay - MD
Reich, Heather - MDCM, PhD
Retnakaran, Ravi - MSc, MD
Riazi, Sheila - MSc, MD
Rozenberg, Dmitry - MD, MedScD
Schneider, Raphael - MD, PhD
Schuh, Suzanne - MD
Selzner-Malekkiani, Nazia - MSc, PhD
Shore, Eliane - BA, MD
Shulman, Rayzel - MD
Singh, Jeff - MSc, MD
Singh, Krishna - BSc, MSc, PhD
Singnurkar, Amit - MPH, MDCM
St. George-Hyslop, Peter - MD
Stinson, Jennifer - BScN, MSc, PhD
Tam, Emily - MD
Taylor, Valerie - MD
Thavendiranathan, Paaladinesh - BSc, MSc, MD
Tobe, Sheldon - BSc, MD
Touma, Zahi - BSc, MD, PhD
Tripathy, Shreejoy - BSc, PhD
Trudeau, Maureen - BSc, MA, MD
Unger, Sharon - MD, MD
Vincent, Ajoy - MD, MBBS
Wadey, Veronica - BSc, BEd, MSc, MD
Wald, Rachel - MD
Wall, Shelley - BA, MA, MSc, PhD
Wasserman, Jonathan - MD
Wasserstein, David - BSc, MSc, MD
Wentlandt, Kirsten - BSc, MHSA, MD, PhD
Wilcox, Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, MS, MD
Wong, Jean - MD
Wu, Robert - MSc, MD
Yeung, Jonathan - BS, MD, PhD
Yunusova, Yana - MS, MA, PhD
Zinman, Lorne - MSc, MD
Zwingerman, Rhonda - BSc, MSc, MD

Medical Science: Biomedical Communications MScBMC

Master of Science in Biomedical Communications

Program Description

The MScBMC is a two-year, course-based professional graduate program that prepares students for careers in the visual communication of science, medicine, and health. Students in this interdisciplinary program explore the use of images, interactive technologies, and animation/simulation to effectively communicate complex science and health topics to a range of audiences.

The program offers two fields: Biomedical Media Design and Biomedical Visualization Design. Students take the same courses in Year 1 and then choose their field at the start of the Summer session between Year 1 and Year 2.

 

Field: Biomedical Media Design

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Graduation from a recognized university with an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree that includes a variety of courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

  • Minimum mid-B standing in the final two years of undergraduate study. Prerequisite courses: English (or an effective writing substitute); a humanities or social science course; biology; cell and molecular biology and/or histology; introductory physiology.

  • At least one third- or fourth-year undergraduate course, or graduate course, from one or more of the following subject areas: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, or Physiology.

  • A high-quality portfolio of visual material; consult the MScBMC website for guidance.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including:

    • in Year 1, complete 5.0 FCEs: MSC1001Y, MSC2001Y, MSC2003Y, MSC2004H, MSC2009H, MSC2020H, and MSC2023H

    • in Year 2, complete 1.5 FCEs: MSC2002H, MSC2012H, and MSC2018H+

    • complete at least 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC2006H, MSC2008H, MSC2015H, and MSC2016H

    • complete 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC2007H, MSC2011H, MSC2013Y, MSC2014H, and MSC2022H (or any other appropriate graduate course[s]).

  • Students must complete MSC2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC.

Program Length

6 sessions (2 years) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

 

Field: Biomedical Visualization Design

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Graduation from a recognized university with an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree that includes a variety of courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

  • Minimum mid-B standing in the final two years of undergraduate study.

  • At least one third- or fourth-year undergraduate course, or graduate course, from one or more of the following subject areas: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, or Physiology.

  • A high-quality portfolio of visual material; consult the MScBMC website for guidance.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • in Year 1, students must complete 5.0 FCEs: MSC1001Y, MSC2001Y, MSC2003Y, MSC2004H, MSC2009H, MSC2020H, and MSC2023H

    • in Year 2, complete 1.5 FCEs: MSC2002H, MSC2012H, MSC2018H+

    • complete 1.5 FCEs: MSC2015H, MSC2016H, and MSC2017H

    • complete 0.5 elective FCE chosen from MSC2007H, MSC2011H, MSC2014H, and MSC2022H (or any other appropriate graduate course[s]).

  • Students must complete MSC2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC.

Program Length

6 sessions (2 years) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Medical Science: Biomedical Communications MScBMC Courses

Consult the department each session regarding course offerings.

Required Courses

MSC1001Y
Human Anatomy
MSC2001Y
Visual Representation of Medical Knowledge
MSC2002H
Sequential Medical Communication
MSC2003Y
Biomedical Communications Technologies
MSC2004H
Research Methods
MSC2009H
Ethics and Professionalism in Biomedical Communications
MSC2012H
Neuroanatomy for Visual Communication
MSC2018H+
Visual Representation of Processes in Human Pathology
MSC2020H Visual Representation of Biomolecular Structure and Function
MSC2023H Information Visualization (prerequisite: MSC1001Y; exclusion: MSC2019H)
MSC2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Elective Courses

Students are encouraged to take at least one of their electives in a graduate program other than Biomedical Communications.

MSC2005H Evolution of Medical Illustration
MSC2006H
Advanced Media Design Technologies
MSC2007H
Visual Synthesis of Medical/Scientific Process
MSC2008H
Community-Centred Design Research
MSC2011H
Special Topics in Biomedical Communications
MSC2013Y Master's Research Project and Paper
MSC2014H Fundamentals of Scripting for Health Science Communication
MSC2015H
Interpretive Visualization: Cinematic Design and Preproduction
MSC2016H
Visualization Methods
MSC2017H
Visualization Technology
MSC2022H Graphic Medicine Seminar

Medical Science: Medical Science MSc

Master of Science

Program Description

The MSc program is available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto's finest multidisciplinary research. Students conduct research in one of six fields: Bioethics; Biomedical Science; Clinical Science; Health Professions Education; Population Health/Health Services; and Radiation Oncology.

The program emphasizes hands-on research, rather than coursework. Faculty conduct research in the following areas: cardiovascular sciences, bioethics, neuroscience, membrane biology, respiratory medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is the graduate unit of choice for undergraduates and MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health-care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Investigator Program (CIP).

Students will complete the program in two years over six sessions.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.
  • An appropriate BSc or an MD degree from a recognized university and academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study. Qualified university graduates with a professional health science degree (e.g., MD, BScN) or an undergraduate arts and science degree of appropriate background who wish to pursue graduate studies in basic or clinical biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants lacking adequate background in biological, natural, or social sciences may be required to take undergraduate or graduate courses considered necessary to provide a proper basis for their research.

  • A– (80%) average in the final year of undergraduate study and an A– cumulative average over three of the four total years of study.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction was not English, must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the successful completion of one of the following English language proficiency tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

      • a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); or

      • a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test and 25 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5 with 6.5 in each component.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum total of 86 with a minimum writing score of 32, reading score of 22, and listening score of 22. Test of Oral Proficiency assessment band = 7.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 2.0 graduate full-course equivalent (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC1010H0 MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC modular courses (two courses worth 0.25 FCE each; Credit/No Credit).

    • 1.0 elective FCE.

  • A research thesis and oral thesis examination.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Medical Science: Medical Science PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The PhD program is available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto's finest multidisciplinary research. Students conduct research in one of six fields: Bioethics; Biomedical Science; Clinical Science; Health Professions Education; Population Health/Health Services; and Radiation Oncology.

The program emphasizes hands-on research, rather than coursework. Faculty conduct research in the following areas: cardiovascular sciences, bioethics, neuroscience, membrane biology, respiratory medicine, and psychosomatic medicine. The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is the graduate unit of choice for undergraduates and MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health-care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Investigator Program (CIP).

Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of a two-year MSc degree with a defended MSc thesis; 2) transfer from the IMS MSc program; or 3) direct entry following completion of an appropriate BSc or MD degree.

Completion of the PhD may take longer than the program length indicated below.

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, must demonstrate facility in the English language through the successful completion of one of the following English-language proficiency tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

      • a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); or

      • a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test and 25 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5 with 6.5 in each component.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum total score of 86 with minimum writing score of 32, reading score of 22, and listening score of 22. Test of Oral Proficiency assessment band = 7.

  • Applicants may be accepted into the PhD program after completing a two-year MSc degree (with a defended MSc thesis) with at least an A– standing from a recognized university.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 2.0 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC1011H0 PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC modular courses (two courses worth 0.25 FCE each; Credit/No Credit).

    • 1.0 elective FCE.

    • Students may be required to take extra courses in addition to the degree requirements.

  • A research thesis must be submitted and the student must pass an departmental examination before proceeding to the Doctoral Final Oral Examination conducted by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • At the end of Year 3, students must have completed all program requirements exclusive of the thesis research in order to achieve candidacy.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Transfer)

Transfer Requirements

  • Applicants may be accepted into the PhD program via transfer from the University of Toronto MSc program. Outstanding students may be considered for reclassification/transfer into the PhD program without writing an MSc thesis.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 3.0 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC1010H0 MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC modular courses (two courses worth 0.25 FCE each; Credit/No Credit).

    • 1.0 elective FCE with a minimum A– average.

    • If recommended by the Program Advisory Committee, the student will be evaluated in an oral transfer examination within 18 to 21 months of initial graduate registration. Alternatively, the Exam Committee may decide that the student must complete the MSc degree before being considered for admission to the PhD program.

    • The successful applicant will enter the PhD program and complete:

      • 0.5 FCE: MSC1011H0 PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit) if credit for MSC1010H has not been obtained prior to transfer.

      • 1.0 elective FCE.

  • A research thesis must be submitted and the student must pass an internal examination before proceeding to the Doctoral Final Oral Examination conducted by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • At the end of Year 3, students must have completed all program requirements exclusive of the thesis research in order to achieve candidacy.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

PhD Program (Direct-Entry)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, must demonstrate facility in the English language through the successful completion of one of the following English-language proficiency tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

      • a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); or

      • a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test and 25 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5 with 6.5 in each component.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum total score of 86 with minimum writing score of 32, reading score of 22, and listening score of 22. Test of Oral Proficiency assessment band = 7.

  • Students are accepted via direct entry into the PhD program after completing an appropriate BSc or an MD degree, without completing an MSc degree.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 3.0 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC1011H0 PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5 FCE: MSC modular courses (two courses worth 0.25 FCE each; Credit/No Credit).

    • 2.0 elective FCEs.

    • Students may be required to take extra courses in addition to the degree requirements.

  • Students must pass a qualifying examination within 18 to 21 months of entry.

  • A research thesis must be submitted and the student must pass an internal examination before proceeding to the Doctoral Final Oral Examination conducted by the School of Graduate Studies.

  • At the end of Year 4, students must have completed all program requirements exclusive of the thesis research in order to achieve candidacy.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

7 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Medical Science: Medical Science MSc, PhD Courses

Not all courses are offered each year. Check the departmental website for course availability.

JCR1000Y
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Challenges
JCV1060H
Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology
JCV3060H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction
JCV3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Hormones and the Cardiovascular System
JCV3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Heart Function
JCV3063H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Vascular
JCV3065H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Systems Biology
JDB1024Y
Topics in Developmental Biology (MSc)
JDB1025H
Developmental Biology (PhD)
JDB1026Y
Student Seminars in Developmental Biology (PhD)
JNP1014Y
Interdisciplinary Toxicology
JNP1016H
Graduate Seminar in Toxicology
JNP1017H+
Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
JNP1018H+
Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Toxicology
JNR1444Y
Fundamentals of Neuroscience — Cellular and Molecular
JNS1000Y
Fundamentals of Neuroscience — Systems and Behaviour
JPM1005Y
Behavioural Pharmacology
JTB2010H
Proteomics and Functional Genomics
JTB2020H
Applied Bioinformatics
MSC1001Y
Human Anatomy
MSC1004H Health and Pharmaceuticals (exclusion: HST440H)
MSC1006H
Neuroanatomy
MSC1008H
Advanced Human Embryology and Teratology
MSC1010H0
MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1011H0
PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1040H
Physiologic Basis of Disease
MSC1081H
Studies in Schizophrenia
MSC1085H
Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
MSC1087H
Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSC1088H
Brain Positron Emission Tomography
MSC1089H
The Biopsychosocial Basis of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
MSC1090H
Introduction to Computational Biostatistics with R
MSC1100H (0.25 FCE) Success in Graduate School: a Professional Development Module for MSc Students (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1101H (0.25 FCE) Success After Graduate School: a Professional Development Module for PhD Students (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1102H (0.25 FCE) Psychiatric Implications of Traumatic Brain Injury (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1103H (0.25 FCE) Knowledge Translation (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1104H (0.25 FCE) Neurodegenerative Disease (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1105H (0.25 FCE) Clinical Trials (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1106H (0.25 FCE) GREAT Network Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Surveillance Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1107H (0.25 FCE) Biostatistics in a Nut Shell (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1108H (0.25 FCE) Animal Models of Human Diseases (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1109H (0.25 FCE) Introduction to Neuroimaging (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1110H0 (0.25 FCE) Strategic Training in Transdisciplinary Radiation Science for 21st C (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1111H (0.25 FCE) Strategies for Systematic, Scoping, or Other Comprehensive Searches of Literature (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1113H (0.25 FCE) Radiomics and Machine Learning for Medical Imaging (Credit/No Credit)
MSC2003Y
Biomedical Communications Technologies
MSC2010Y
Molecular Medicine in Human Genetic Disease
MSC2020H
Visual Representation of Biomolecular Structure and Function (prerequisites: MSC1001Y, MSC2001H, MSC2003Y)
MSC3001H
Foundations in Musculoskeletal Science
MSC4001H
Foundations in Resuscitation Science Research
MSC6000H
Special Topics Reading Course
MSC7000Y
Regenerative Medicine

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Medical Science: Health Research GDipHR

Graduate Diploma in Health Research

Program Description

The Graduate Diploma in Health Research provides a select group of medical students high-quality training in health research in order to understand, interpret, and apply the rapid changes in the scientific underpinnings of health care. Future physicians will gain skills relevant to contributing to health-related studies in their future careers, some of whom will become leaders of health research. Taken concurrently with the MD program, the Graduate Diploma in Health Research aims to engage medical students in health research with the intent to develop applicable knowledge and skills that will inform and support a future career in any field of health research.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Diploma students must meet the School of Graduate Studies minimum admission requirements for master's-level diploma programs. Applicants must be enrolled, and in good academic standing, in Year 1 of the MD program of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto.

  • Applicants must submit the following:

    • curriculum vitae (CV)

    • a personal statement explaining their interest in the program

    • a description of a research project they are interested in

    • written confirmation of Good Standing in the MD program (letter from the program, signed by the Registrar or Vice-Dean

    • undergraduate and/or graduate academic transcripts.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete a total of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Two required courses (2.0 FCEs):

      • MSC1991Y0 Supervised Research Project (Credit/No Credit).

      • MSC1992Y0 Research Skills for the Physician-Scientist (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5 elective FCE selected from an approved list. Substitution of any other graduate-level course relevant to the student's research course but not found on the approved list will require completion of a course exemption form signed by the Institute of Medical Science's Graduate Coordinator. The selection of the course will be done in consultation with the Program Director.

  • Students must maintain good academic standing in the MD program throughout.

Program Length

5 sessions part-time (W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

8 sessions part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Medical Science: Health Research GDipHR Courses

Core Courses

MSC1991Y0
Supervised Research Project (Credit/No Credit)
MSC1992Y0
Research Skills for the Physician-Scientist (Credit/No Credit)

Approved Elective Courses by Graduate Unit

Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Dalla Lana School of Public Health)

HAD5301H
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD5744H
Applied Health Econometrics I
HAD6760H
Introduction to Health Services Research Theory and Methods
MHI3000H
Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (Temerty Faculty of Medicine)

LMP1100H
Cellular Imaging in Pathobiology
LMP1103H
Tissue Injury, Repair, and Regeneration
LMP1202H
Inflammation, Immunity, and Immunopathology of Atherosclerosis
LMP1205H
The Role of Genomics in the Era of Personalized Medicine
LMP1206H
Next Generation Genomics in Clinical Medicine
LMP1207H
Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics, and Their Clinical Applications
LMP1208H
Molecular Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
LMP1209H
Neurodegenerative Disease — Mechanisms, Models, and Methods
LMP1504H Cell and Molecular Biology of Cardiovascular Diseases
LMP1510H Molecular Biology Techniques

Medical Science (Temerty Faculty of Medicine)

JCV3060H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction
JCV3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Hormones and the Cardiovascular System
JCV3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Heart Function
JCV3063H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences — Vascular
MSC1081H
Studies in Schizophrenia
MSC1087H
Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSC1088H
Brain Positron Emission Tomography
MSC1089H
The Biopsychosocial Basis of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders