Medical Science

Medical Science: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Facult​y Affiliati​on

Medicine

Degree Programs

Biomedical Communications

​​MScBMC
Fields:
Biomedical Media Design
Biomedical Visualization Design

​​Medical Radiation Sciences

MHSc (admissions have been suspended)

Medical Science

​​​​MSc
Fields:
Bioethics
Biomedical Science
Clinical Science
Health Professions Education
Population Health/Health Services
Radiation Oncology
​PhD
Fields:
Bioethics
Biomedical Science
Clinical Science
Health Professions Education
Population Health/Health Services
Radiation Oncology

Transla​tional Research in the Health Sciences

MHSc

Combined Degree Programs

STG, MD / PhD

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in part​icipating degree programs as listed below:

  1. Addiction Studies
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  2. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  3. Bioethics
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  4. Biomedical Engineering
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  5. Biomedical Toxicology
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  6. Cardiovascular Sciences
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  7. Developmental Biology
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  8. Environment and Health
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  9. Genome Biology and Bioinfor​matics
    • Medical Science, PhD
  10. Global Health
    • Medical Science, PhD
  11. Health Care, Technology, and Place (admissions have closed)
    • Medical Science, PhD
  12. Health Services and Policy Research (admissions have been suspended)
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  13. Human Development​
    • Medical Science, PhD
  14. Indigenous Health
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  15. Knowledge Media Design
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  16. Musculoskeletal Sciences
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  17. Neuroscience
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  18. Resuscitation Sciences
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  19. Women's Health
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD

Diploma Programs

Graduate Diploma in Health Research (Pending Final Approval)

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: https://bmc.med.utoronto.ca/bmc
Email: bmc.info@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (905) 569-4849
Fax: (905) 569-4847

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

Medical Radiation Sciences Program

Web: w​ww.ThinkBigRT.com
Email: nicole.harnett@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-4501, ext 5756
Fax: (416) 971-2110

Medical Radiation Sciences Graduate Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Toronto
149 College Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2
Canada

Medical Science Program

Web: www.ims.utoronto.ca
Email: dir.medscience@utoronto.ca
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

Translational Research in​ the Health Sciences Program

Web: trp.utoronto.ca
​Email: trp.medscience@utoronto.ca​
Telephone: (416) 978-4474
Fax: (416) 971-2253

Old Administrative Building
263 McCaul Street, 1st Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W7
Canada

Graduate Diploma in Health Research

Web: www.md.utoronto.ca/crems-office
Email: crems.programs@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-7866

CREMS Programs
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
Al-Omran, Mohammed - MSc, MBBS
Alain, Claude - BA, MA, PhD
Alibhai, Shabbir - MD
Allard, Johane - MD
Alman, Benjamin - BSc, MD
Anagnostou, Evdokia - MD
Astell, Arlene - BSc, PhD
Badley, Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, PhD
Bagby, Michael - BA, MA, PhD, PhD
Bagli, Darius - BS, MD
Baker, Andrew - MD, MD
Bapat, Bharati - BSc, MSc, PhD
Barr, Cathy - BSc, PhD
Bassett, Anne - BSc, MD
Batt, Jane - MD, PhD
Beitchman, Joseph - BSc, MPH, MDCM
Belik, Jaques - MD
Bell, Chaim - MD
Black, Sandra - BSc, MD
Boggild, Andrea - BSc, MSc, MD
Bogoch, Earl - BA, MSc, MD
Boileau, Isabelle - PhD
Borschel, Gregory - BSc, DrMed
Boulianne, Gabrielle - BSc, PhD
Braitstein, Paula - BA, MA, MSc, PhD, DPhil
Bristow, Robert Glen - MD, PhD
Brochard, Laurent - MD
Brown, Theodore - BSc, PhD
Caniggia, Isabella - MD, PhD
Cattral, Mark - MSc, BScMed, MD
Cattran, Daniel - MD
Chapman, Kenneth - MSc, MD
Chen, Robert - MB
Cherney, David - MD, PhD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Cheyne, Douglas - BSc, MA, PhD
Cochrane, Alan - BSc, PhD
Croitoru, Ken - MDCM
Cypel, Marcelo - DrMed
Daskalakis, Zafiris Jeffrey - MD
Davis, Karen - BSc, MSc, PhD
Dawson, Laura - MD
De Luca, Vincenzo - MD, PhD
de Veber, Gabrielle - MD
Doria, Andrea - MSc, MD, PhD
dos Santos, Claudia - MSc, MD
Downar, Jonathan - MD
Drake, James - BSE, MSc, MBCHB
Dror, Yigal - MD
Einstein, Gillian - AB, PhD
Esplen, Mary Jane - BScN, MSN, PhD, RN
Eubanks, James - BSc, AA, PhD
Fantus, Ivan George - BSc, MDCM
Fehlings, Michael - LMCC, MD, PhD
Feinstein, Anthony - MBCHB, PhD
Feld, Jordan - MPH, MD
Fischer, Benedikt - DPhil
Fish, Joel - BSc, MSc, MD
Fisher, Joseph - MD
Fleshner, Neil - MPH, LRCP, MD
Flint, Alastair - ChB
Frankland, Paul - MA, PhD
Gallinger, Steven - MSc, MD
George, Tony - BSc, MD
Gladman, Dafna - MD
Goldstein, Roger - MBCHB
Gordon, Karen - DPhil
Granton, John - BS, MD
Hamani, Clement - DrMed, PhD
Hamilton, Jill - BSc, MSc, MD
Harrison, Robert - PhD, DSc
Hedley, David - MD
Heon, Elise - LMCC, MD
Hodges, Brian - BA, MEd, MD
Holness, D Linn - MHSc, MD
Horner, Richard - BSc, PhD
Hudson, Christopher - BSc, PhD
Humar, Atul - MSc, MD
Husain, Mansoor - MB, MD
Inman, Robert - BA, MD
Irwin, Meredith - MD
Jadad, Alejandro - MD, DPhil
Janssen, Harry - MD, PhD
Jenkinson, Jodie - BA, MSc, PhD
Jeschke, Marc - DrMed, PhD
Jin, Tianru - PhD
Jones, Nicola - MD
Josselyn, Sheena - MA, PhD
Kaplan, Allan - AA, BA, MSc, MD
Kaplan, David - BA, PhD
Kapus, Andras - MD, PhD
Katz, Joel - MA, PhD
Katzman, Debra - MD
Kaul, Rupert - MD, PhD
Keating, Armand - BSc, MD
Kennedy, James - MD
Kennedy, Sidney - DPsych, MBCHB
Kim, Young-In - MD
Kingdom, John - DipCH, MB, MD
Kish, Stephen John - BSc, MSc, PhD
Klip, Amira - ScD
Koritzinsky, Marianne
Kucharczyk, Walter - MD
Kumar, Deepali - MSc, MD
Le Foll, Bernard - MSc, DrMed, PhD
Lee, Douglas - DrMed, PhD
Lee, Warren - MD, PhD
Leong-Poi, Howard - MD
Levinson, Wendy - BSc, MD
Levitan, Robert - MSc, MDCM
Levy, Gary - BSc, MD
Lewis, Gary - BCh, MBCHB
Li, Ren-Ke - MHSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Lindsay, Thomas - BSc, MSc, MDCM
Liu, Fang - PhD
Liu, Fei-Fei - MD
Liu, Geoffrey - BSc, MSc, MD
Liu, Mingyao - MSc, MD (Director)
Lobaugh, Nancy - BS, PhD
Lovett, Maureen - BSc, MSc, PhD
Lozano, Andres - BSc, LMCC, MD, BScMed, PhD
Lye, Stephen - BSc, PhD
MacDonald, Kelly - MD
Macdonald, Robert - MD, PhD
MacDonald, Russell - MD
Maki, Brian - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Malkin, David - MD
Marsden, Philip - MD
Maunder, Robert - MD
McCart, Andrea - MSc, MD
McCrindle, Brian - MD
McDonald, Lynn - PhD
McIntosh, Anthony Randal - BSc, MSc, PhD
McIntyre, Roger - MD
McKee, Nancy - MD
Mckenzie, Kwame - MD
McNamara, Patrick - MB
Meyer, Jeffrey - MD
Miller, Freda - BSc, PhD
Miller, Steven - MD
Milosevic, Michael - MD
Minden, Mark - MD, PhD
Mizrahi, Romina - MD, PhD
Moe, Gordon - MD
Moody, Alan - BA, MA, MBBS
Morrison, Laurie - BSc
Morshead, Cindi - BS, PhD
Moulton, Carol-Anne - MSc, DrMed
Mount, Howard - BSc, PhD (Coordinator of Graduate Studies)
Mueller, Daniel - MD
Mulsant, Benoit - MD
Naglie, I. Gary - BSc, MDCM
Nanthakumar, Kumaraswamy - MD
Nolan, Robert - PhD
Olivieri, Nancy - MD
Ostrowski, Mario - MD
Palaniyar, Nades - MSc, PhD
Palmert, Mark - MD
Pang, Elizabeth - PhD
Parshuram, Christopher - MBCHB
Paus, Tomas - MD, PhD
Pei, York Po-Chee - MD
Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis - PhD
Petronis, Arturas - MD
Piguet, Vincent - BM, DrMed, PhD
Pollock, Bruce - BSc, MD, PhD
Post, Martin - PhD
Rajji, Tarek - MD
Rand, Margaret - BSc, PhD
Rao, Vivek - LMCC, MD, PhD
Ravindran, Arun - PhD
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Redelmeier, Donald - MS, MD
Reithmeier, Reinhart - BSc, PhD
Remington, Gary - MD, PhD
Richards, Robin - BA, MD
Rizoli, Sandro - LRCP, MD, PhD
Robinson, Lisa - MD
Rochon, Paula - MD
Rodin, Gary - BSc, MD
Rosenblum, Norman - MD
Ross, Bernard - DipIng, PhD
Ross, Heather - BSc, MD
Rotin, Daniela - BSc, MSc, PhD
Ryan, Jennifer - BS, PhD
Sadavoy, Joel - MD
Salter, Michael - MD, PhD
Sandor, Paul - BASc, MD
Schachar, Russell James - MD
Scholey, James - MD
Schweizer, Tom - BA, MSc, DPhil
Selby, Peter - MHSc, MBBS
Semple, John - BSc, MSc, MD
Sherman, Philip - MD
Shoichet, Molly - PhD
Sibille, Etienne - BSc, PhD
Silver, Ivan - BSc, MD
Silverberg, Mark - MD
Silverman, Earl - MD
Silverman, Melvin - BSc, MDCH
Siminovitch, Katherine - MD
Singer, Lianne - MD
Singer, Peter - MPH, MD
Snead III, Carter - BS, MD, MD
Sondheimer, Neal John - MD, PhD
Stevens, Bonnie - BSc, MSN, PhD
Strafella, Antonio - MD, PhD
Strauss, Bradley - MD
Sullivan, Frank - MD, PhD
Sun, Hong-Shuo - MSc, DrMed, DPhil
Swartz, Richard - BSc, MD, PhD
Sweezey, Neil - BSc, MD, MD
Szaszi, Katalin - MD, PhD
Tabori, Uri - MBBS
Takehara, Kaori - BSc, MSc, PhD
Tandon, Anu - BSc, MD, BScMed
Tandon, Anurag - BSc, PhD
Tarlo, Susan - MBBS
Tartaglia, Carmela - BA, BSc, MDCM
Tator, Charles - MA, MD, PhD
Taylor, Margot - BA, MA, PhD
Thorsteinsdottir, Halla - PhD
Tierney, Mary - BA, MA, PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Trope, Graham - DOMS, LMCC, MD
Tu, Jack Ven - MD, PhD
Tymianski, Michael - BA, MD, PhD
Upshur, Ross Edward - BA, MA, MSc, MD
Urbach, David - MSc, MD
Urowitz, Murray - MD
Valiante, Taufik - BSc, MD, PhD
Venkateswaran, Vasundara - BSc, MPH, MSc, PhD (Coordinator of Graduate Studies)
Verhoeff, Nicolaas - MD
Vincent, John - PhD
Voineskos, Aristotle - MD, PhD
Waddell, Thomas - MSc, LMCC, MD, PhD
Wedge, John - BSc, MD
Weksberg, Rosanna - MD, PhD
Westall, Carol - BSc, MSc, PhD
Wheeler, Michael - BSc, PhD
Whyne, Cari - BSc, PhD
Wittnich, Carin - MSc, DVM
Wong, Albert - MD, PhD
Wong, Chong Shun - MD
Wong, Ming F Agnes - DOMS, MD, PhD
Woo, Minna Nancy - MD
Woolridge, Nicholas - BFA, BSc, BFA, MSc
Yang, Burton - BSc, MSc, PhD
Yang, Victor - BASc, MASc, MD, PhD
Yee, Albert - MSc, LMCC, MD
Yeger, Herman - BSc, MScPhm, PhD
Yeung, Rae - DrMed, MD
Yousef, George - MSc, MD, PhD
Yucel, Yeni - MD
Yuen, Darren - BSc, MD, PhD
Zadeh, Gelareh - BSc, DrMed, BScMed, DPhil
Zhang, Haibo - MSc, PhD
Zhang, Li - MSc, MD, PhD
Zhang, Liang - PhD
Zimmermann, Camilla - MSc, MD

Members Emeriti

Burnham, Willets - PhD
Chan, Helen - MBBS
Daar, Abdallah Salim - MD
Rovet, Joanne - BSc, PhD
Seeman, Mary - BA, MDCH, MD
Silverman, Frances - PhD
Warsh, Jerry - MD

Associate Members

Ahmed, Najma - BSc, MD, PhD
Anastakis, Dimitrios - BSc, MEd, MD
Atri, Mostafa - MD
Aviv, Richard - MBCHB
Bandiera, Glen - MD
Barr, Mera - AB, AM, PhD
Barua, Moumita - DrMed
Battaglia, Marco - BA, DrMed
Bayley, Mark - MD
Bernardini, Marcus - BSc, MSc, MD
Bezjak, Andrea - MS, MDCM
Bhalerao, Shree - MD
Billia, Filio - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Bowman, Kerry - BA, BSW, MSW, PhD
Brent, Michael - MB
Brull, Richard - BS, MD
Brydges, Ryan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Callum, Jeannie - BA, MD
Camp, Mark - BSc, MSc, MD
Campbell, Douglas - MD
Carcao, Manuel - MD
Chan, Steven - MD, PhD
Chandran, Vinod - MBBS, PhD
Chauhan, Vijay - MD
Cheema, Asim - MBBS
Cheskes, Sheldon - BSc, DrMed
Cheung, Amy - BA, MSc, MD
Chow, Edward - MBBS
Cil, Tulin - BSc, MEd, DrMed
Clarke, Hance - MSc, MD
Connelly, Kim - MBBS, PhD
Corrin, Michael - BFA, BA, BSc, MSc
Court, John - MA
Crawley, Adrian - BA, PhD
Cushing, Sharon L. - BSc, MD
da Costa, Leodante - DrMed
Das, Sunit - DrMed
de Perrot, Marc - MSc, MD
Desarkar, Pushpal - MD
Dlamini, Nomazulu - MBBS
Dryer, Marc - BA, MSc, MCS
Dueck, Andrew - BSc, MSc, DrMed
Dunkley, Benjamin - BSc, PhD
Eder, Lihi - DrMed
Emmenegger, Urban - MD
Faiz, Maryam - PhD
Fan, Eddy - BSc, MD, PhD
Farhat, Walid - BSc, DrMed
Farzan, Faranak - BEng, PhD
Faughnan, Marie - MD
Ferguson, Sarah - BSc, MD
Finelli, Antonio - 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, Andrea - MD, PhD
Fyles, Anthony - MD
Gagliardi, Anna - BSc, BE, MSc, MLS, PhD
Gagliese, Lucia - BSc, PhD
Gerretsen, Philip - MSW, MD, PhD
Gershon, Andrea - MSc, MD
Gerstle, Theodore - CPSO, MD
Giacca, Adria - MD
Ginsburg, Shiphra - MEd, MD
Gladdy, Rebecca - DrMed, PhD
Goldstein, David - BA, MD
Gonska, Tanja - MD
Green, Robin - PhD
Grigoriadis, Sophie - MD, PhD
Grunebaum, Eyal - MD
Guerguerian, Anne Marie - MD
Gupta, Sumit - MD
Hahn, Cecil - MD
Hahn, Margaret - DrMed, PhD
Haider, Masoom - BM, MD
Harnett, Nicole - BSc
Hassouna, Magdy - MSc, LMCC, LMCC, MBCHB, PhD
Hitzler, Johann - MD
Hofer, Stefan - MD, PhD
Hojjat, Seyed-Parsa - ME, PhD
Holden, Lori - BSc
Horlick, Eric - MD
Husain, Amna - LMCC, MD
Hutchison, Jamie - MD
Ivers, Noah - MD
Jin, Yaping - PhD
Jones, Jennifer - BA, PhD
Kahan, Meldon Mayer - MHSc, MD
Kahr, Walter - MD
Kamath, Binita - MBBS
Kannu, Peter - MD
Karkouti, Keyvan - MD
Khalvati, Farzad - MASc, PhD
Kiang, Michael - MD, PhD
Kidd, Sean - PhD
Konvalinka, Ana - DrMed
Korczak, Daphne - BS, MD
Kotsopoulos, Joanne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kreindler, David - MD
Krzyzanowska, Monika - MPH, MD
Kutryk, Michael - MD
Lai, Meng-Chuan - MD, PhD
Lang, Anthony - MD
Laprade, Judith Ann - BSc(PT), BPHE, MS
Lee, Jacques - MSc, MD
Lee, Jason - BSc, MHPE, MD
Lemaire, Mathieu - MD, PhD
Leung, General - BASc, MSc, PhD
Li, Madeline - MD
Librach, Clifford - MD
Licht, Christoph - MD
Lingard, Lorelei - PhD
Lipsman, Nir - BS, MD, PhD
Lo, Christopher - MA, PhD
MacRae, Helen - BSc, MA, MD
Mah, Linda - MHSc, MD
Mahmud, Farid - MD
Mahmutoglu, Saadet - MD
Mailis-Gagnon, Angela - MSc, MD
Mak, Susanna - MD, PhD
Mamdani, Muhammad - DP
Mandelcorn, Efrem - MD
Masellis, Mario - MSc, MD
Mathur, Sunita - BSc(PT), MSc(PT), PhD
Matsuura, Naomi - ME, PhD
Maxwell, Cynthia - AB, MD
McDonald, Michael - BSc, MD
Menon, Mahesh - PhD
Mertens, Luc - MD
Milot, Laurent - MSc, MD
Mital, Seema - MBBS
Montandon, Gaspard - MSc, PhD
Moraes, Theo - MD
Mucsi, Istvan - MD, PhD
Muise, Aleixo - MD
Muller, Matthew - MD
Narang, Indra - MBBS
Nauth, Aaron - BSc, MSc, MD
Newman, David - MD
Ng, Derek - BSc, MSc, PhD
Nulman, Irena - MD
Nyhof-Young, Joyce - PhD
O'Brien, Mary Ann - DipP, BHSc(PT), MSc, PhD
O'Sullivan, Brian - MBCHB
Okrainec, Allan - MHPE, MD
Ouzounian, Maral - BSc, MDCM, PhD
Palmer, Cathryne - MS
Parsons, Janet - BSc(PT), BA, MSc, PhD
Popovic, Milos - DipIng, PhD
Qadura, Mohammad - BS, MD, PhD
Ralhan, Ranju - ScD
Rector, Neil - MA, MA
Regehr, Cheryl - AB, MA, PhD
Reich, Heather - MDCM, PhD
Retnakaran, Ravi - MSc, MD
Richter, Peggy - MD
Rizvi, Sakina - BSc, MASc, PhD
Rosewall, Tara - MS
Rusjan, Pablo - PhD
Scales, Damon - MD
Schuh, Suzanne - MD
Seed, Mike - MBBS
Selzner-Malekkiani, Nazia - MSc, PhD
Selzner, Markus - MD, PhD
Serghides, Lena - BSc, PhD
Sgro, Michael - MD
Shafiee Nyestanak, Mohammad - MD
Silversides, Candice - MSc, MD
Singh, Krishna - BSc, MSc, PhD
Sockalingam, Sanjeev - MD
Spence, Erik - PhD
Stergiopoulos, Vicky - MD
Strug, Lisa - BS, BA, SM, PhD
Tam, Emily - MD
Taylor, Valerie - MD
Thavendiranathan, Paaladinesh - BSc, MSc, MD
Tobe, Sheldon - BSc, MD
Touma, Zahi - BSc, MD, PhD
Trudeau, Maureen - BSc, MA, MD
Unger, Sharon - MD, MD
Wadey, Veronica - BSc, BEd, MSc, MD
Wall, Shelley - BA, MA, MSc, PhD
Wasserman, Jonathan - MD
Wasserstein, David - BSc, MSc, MD
Wentlandt, Kirsten - BSc, MHSA, MD, PhD
Widjaja, Elysa - MSc, MPH, MBBS
Witterick, Ian - DrMed
Wong, Jean - MD
Wong, Rebecca - MBCHB
Wu, Robert - MSc, MD
Zinman, Lorne - 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 5.5 FCEs: MSC 1001Y, MSC 2001Y, MSC 2003Y, MSC 2004H, MSC 2009H, MSC 2012Y, and MSC 2020H

    • in Year 2, complete 1.0 FCE: MSC 2002H and MSC 2018H+

    • complete at least 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC 2006H, MSC 2008H, MSC 2015H, and MSC 2016H 

    • complete 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC 2007H, MSC 2011H, MSC 2013Y,  MSC 2019H, and MSC 2022H (or any other appropriate graduate course[s]). 

  • Students must complete MSC 2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC.

Program Length

6 sessions 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 5.5 FCEs: MSC 1001Y, MSC 2001Y, MSC 2003Y, MSC 2004H, MSC 2009H, MSC 2012Y, and MSC 2020H 

    • in Year 2, complete 1.0 FCE: MSC 2002H and MSC 2018H+

    • complete 1.5 FCEs: MSC 2015H, MSC 2016H, and MSC 2017H 

    • complete 0.5 elective FCE chosen from MSC 2007H, MSC 2011H, MSC 2019H, and MSC 2022H (or any other appropriate graduate course[s]).

  • Students must complete MSC 2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC.

Program Length

6 sessions 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 Faculty of Medicine each session regarding course offerings.

Required Courses

​MSC 10​01Y
​Human ​Anatomy
​MSC 2001Y
​Visual Representation of Medical Knowledge
​MSC 2002H
​Sequential Medical Communication
​MSC 2003Y
Biomedical Communications Technologies​
​MSC 2004H
​Research Methods
​MSC 2009H
​Ethics and Professionalism in Biomedical Communications
​MSC 2012Y
​Neuroanatomy for Visual Communication
​MSC 2018H​+
​Visual Representation of Processes in Human Pathology
MSC 2020H Visual Representation of Biomolecular Structure and Function
MSC 2025Y 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.

MSC 2005H Evolution of Medical Illustration
​MSC 2006H
​Advanced Media Design Technologies
MSC 2007H
​Visual Synthesis of Medical/Scientific Process
​MSC 2008H
​Community-Centred Design Research
​MSC 2011H
​Special Topics in Biomedical Communications
MSC 2013Y Master's Research Project and Paper
MSC 2014H Fundamentals of Scripting for Health Science Communication
​MSC 2015H
​Interpretive Visualization: Cinematic Design an​d Preproduction
​MSC 2016H
​Visualization Methods
​MSC 2017H
Visualization Technology​
​MSC 2019H
​​Information and Data Visualization in Science and Medicine
MSC 2022H Graphic Medicine Seminar

Medical Science: Medical Radiation Sciences MHSc

Admissions to this program have been suspended.

Master of Health Science

Program Description

The MHSc in Medical Radiation Sciences is designed for expert radiation therapy clinicians who wish to expand their academic competence and contributions and advance their clinical, professional, and research skills. The program offers three pathways: a clinical pathway, a leadership pathway, and a research pathway, each comprising coursework (required and elective), experience-based immersive practica, and a master's research project. These elements are designed to provide foundational radiation medicine content, expand clinical and reasoning skills, and further develop the skills of inquiry, innovation, knowledge translation, and evidence-based practice.

Courses will run primarily online and adjacent to regular working hours—mornings and early evenings—with the exception of the practica in the final year that may require more dedicated time within the regular work week, depending on the learner's chosen pathway.

The program is delivered in either a two-year full-time or three-year extended full-time (EFT) curriculum.

 

MHSc Program (Two-Year Full-Time Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • Hold certification in the applicant's relevant jurisdiction and provide evidence of eligibility for professional registration in Ontario where necessary.

  • Have completed a recognized bachelor's degree in medical radiation sciences or in an equivalent field.

  • Have ​obtained a minimum average grade of B+ over the final two years of full-time undergraduate studies.

  • Have performed a minimum of 900 hours of professional practice within two years of application.

  • Supporting documentation:

    • ​​Three referee letters (following the process outlined on the application web page​).

    • A letter of intent that outlines the applicant's intended pathway, which can be confirmed or changed at the time of acceptance into the program. 

    • An updated curriculum vitae (CV).

    • Original university academic transcripts.

    • For applicants planning to complete their program at a department or institution that is not an affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto: documentation providing evidence of departmental support is necessary to attest to the organization's ability and willingness to provide the necessary internal support for the practicum and master's research project (including time, expertise, and resources). Applicants must submit the Evidence of Departmental Support for Non-Affiliated Organizations form.

  • ​English-language proficiency. 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 580 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); a minimum of 93 on the Internet-based test and 22 on the writing/speaking sections.

    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum score of 85.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.0.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum score of 76.

    • Academic Preparation Course, International ESL Program, School of Graduate Studies: minimum final grade of B in Level 60.

Program Requirements

Practica and research project topics will be according to the chosen pathway and guided and monitored by the faculty supervisory committee for each student. Additional details of how these courses are customized per pathway can be found in the course descriptions.

This option is for students who wish to complete the program in a two-year, six-session format.

Clinical Pathway
  • Year 1: complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • MSC 1500H, MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, MSC 1515H, and one 0.5 FCE elective.

  • Year 2: complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • Fall session:

      • MSC 1512H and MSC 1507H;

    • Winter and Summer sessions:

      • two practicum courses: MSC 1510Y and MSC 1511Y;

      • a major research project: MSC 1509H.

Research Pathway
  • Year 1: complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • MSC 1500H, MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, MSC 1515H, and one 0.5 FCE elective.

  • Year 2: complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • Fall session:

      • ​​MSC 1512H, MSC 1507H, and MSC 6000H;

    • Winter and Summer sessions:

      • ​two practicum courses: MSC 1510Y and MSC 1511Y;

      • a major research project: MSC 1509H.

Professional Leader​ship Pathway
  • ​Year 1: complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​ MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, MSC 1513H, MSC 1514H, MSC 1515H, and one 0.5 FCE elective.

  • ​​​Year 2: complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • MSC 1507H, MSC 1512H, and one 0.5 FCE elective;​

    • two practicum courses: MSC 1510Y and MSC 1511Y;

    • a major research project: MSC 1509H.​

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years full-time

 

MHSc Program (Three-Year Extended Full-Time Option)

This option is designed for working professionals who wish to complete the degree over an extended period. It covers the equivalent of the two-year, six-session program, but over a three-year or nine-session period.

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • Hold certification in the applicant's relevant jurisdiction and provide evidence of eligibility for professional registration in Ontario where necessary.

  • Have completed a recognized bachelor's degree in medical radiation sciences or in an equivalent field.

  • Have ​obtained a minimum average grade of B+ over the final two years of full-time undergraduate studies.

  • Have performed a minimum of 900 hours of professional practice within two years of application.

  • Supporting documentation:

    • ​​Three referee letters (following the process outlined on the application web page​).

    • A letter of intent that outlines the applicant's intended pathway, which can be confirmed or changed at the time of acceptance into the program. Applicants should indicate why they wish to pursue this three-year option.

    • An updated curriculum vitae (CV).

    • Original university academic transcripts.

    • For applicants planning to complete their program at a department or institution that is not an affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto: documentation providing evidence of departmental support is necessary to attest to the organization's ability and willingness to provide the necessary internal support for the practicum and master's research project (including time, expertise, and resources). Applicants must submit the Evidence of Departmental Support for Non-Affiliated Organizations form.

  • ​English-language proficiency. 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 580 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); a minimum of 93 on the Internet-based test and 22 on the writing/speaking sections.

    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum score of 85.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.0.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum score of 76.

    • Academic Preparation Course, International ESL Program, School of Graduate Studies: minimum final grade of B in Level 60.

Program Requirements

Practica and research project topics will be selected according to the chosen pathway and guided and monitored by the faculty supervisory committee for each student. Additional details of how these courses are customized per pathway can be found in the course descriptions.

Clinical Pathway
  • Year 1: complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1507H, and MSC 1512H.

  • Year 2: complete 3.5 FCEs as follows:

    • MSC 1500H, MSC 1515H, and MSC 1508H;

    • practicum course: MSC 1510Y (extends into the Fall session);

    • two 0.5 FCE electives (1.0 FCE total).

  • Year 3: complete 1.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ​a major research project: MSC 1509H (0.5 FCE);

    • practicum course: MSC 1511Y.

Research Pathway
  • Year 1: complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1507H, and MSC 1512H.

  • Year 2: complete 3.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ​MSC 1500H, MSC 1515H, and MSC 1508H;

    • practicum course: MSC 1510Y (extends into the Fall session);

    • one 0.5 FCE elective;

    • an independent study course: MSC 6000H.

  • ​​Year 3: complete 1.5 FCEs as follows:

    • a major research project: MSC 1509H (0.5 FCE);

    • practicum course: MSC 1511Y.

Professional Leader​ship Pathway
  • Year 1: complete 3.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ​MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1507H, MSC 1512H, MSC 1513H, and MSC 1514H.

  • Year 2: complete 3.0 FCEs as follows:

    • MSC 1515H, MSC 1508H, and two 0.5 FCE electives;​

    • practicum course: MSC 1510Y (extends into the Fall session);

  • Year 3: complete 1.5 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​a major research project: MSC 1509H;​

    • ​​​practicum course: MSC 1511Y.

Program Length

9 sessions (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years

Medical Science: Medical Radiation Sciences MHSc Courses

​MSC 1500H
​Advanced Radiotherapy and Medical Physics​
​MSC 1502H
Emerging Tools for Precision Medicine in Oncology​
​MSC 1503H
​Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy Part I
​MSC 1504H
Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy Part II​
​MSC​ 1506H
Profe​ssional and Clinical Leadership I: Making the Leader​
​MSC 1507H
​Clinical Competence and Continuous Learning
​MSC 1508H
Medical Radiation Sciences Research Development​
​MSC 1509H
Master's Research Project​
​MSC 1512H
​Improving Cancer Outcomes With Survivorship Research​
​​MSC 1513H
Seminars in Cancer Care Leadership​
MSC 1514H​
Professional and Clinical Leadership II: Influencing the System​
MSC 1515H​ A Quality Health System from Micro to Macro: Perspectives for Cancer Care
​​MSC 6000H
​Special Topics Reading Course

​Internship Courses

​MS​C 1510Y​​​
Practicum I​​
​MSC 1511Y
​​​​​Practicum II​

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 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).

 

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- 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 100/120 on the Internet-based test and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum score of 87.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum score of 5.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 1.0 graduate full-course equivalent (FCE) in addition to MSC 1010YMSc Student Se​minars.

  • A research thesis and oral thesis examination.

  • Students are expected to be on campus and participating full-time until all program requirements are completed.

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. The course is graded when 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 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 an MSc degree with an MSc thesis; 2) transfer from the IMS MSc program; or 3) direct entry following completion of an appropriate BSc or MD degree.

 

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 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 100/120 on the Internet-based test and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum score of 87.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum score of 5.

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

Program Requirements

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

    • A minimum 1.0 graduate FCE. 

    • MSC 1011Y0 PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (1.0 FCE, if credit for MSC 1010Y has not been obtained previously).

    • 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 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.

  • Students are expected to be on campus and participating full-time until all program requirements are completed.

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 4.0 graduate full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 1.0 graduate FCE with a minimum A- average.

    • MSC 1010Y0 MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research (1.0 FCE).

    • 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:

      • 1.0 additional FCE

      • MSC 1011Y0 PhD Student Seminars (1.0 FCE, if credit for MSC 1010Y has not been obtained prior to transfer).

  • 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.

  • Students are expected to be on campus and participating full-time until all program requirements are completed.

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 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 100/120 on the Internet-based test and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): minimum score of 87.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 7.5.

    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum score of 5.

  • 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

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

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

    • A minimum 2.0 graduate FCEs.

    • MSC 1011Y0 PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (1.0 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 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.

  • Students are expected to be on campus and participating full-time until all program requirements are completed.

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 co​urse availability.

JCR 1000Y An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Challenges 
JCV 1060H Developmental Cardiovascular Physiology
​JCV​ 3060H
Advanced Topics in Car​diovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction​
​JCV 3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Hormones​ and the Cardiovascular System
​JCV 3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Heart Function​
​JCV 3063H
Advanced Topics​ in Cardiovascular Sciences—​Vascular​
JCV 3065H Advanced Topics​ in Cardiovascular Sciences—​Systems Biology
JDB 1024Y Topics in Developmental Biology (MSc)
JDB 1025H Developmental Biology (PhD)
JDB 1026Y Student Seminars in Developmental Biology (PhD)
​JFK 1120H
Selected Topics in Drug Development I​
​JFK 1121H
Selected Topics in Drug Development II​
JNP 1014Y Interdisciplinary Toxicology
JNP 1016H Graduate Seminar in Toxicology
JNP 1017H+ Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology 
JNP 1018H+ Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Toxicology
​​​​JNR 1444Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience—Cellular and Molecular​
​JNS 1000Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience—Systems and Behaviour​
JPM 1005Y Behavioural Pharmacology​
​JTB 2010H
​Proteomics and Functional Genomics
​JTB 2020H
Applied Bioinformatics
​MSC 1001Y
Human Anatomy​​
​MSC 1006H
​Neuroanatomy
​MSC 1008Y
​Advanced Human Embryology and Teratology
​MSC 1010Y0
​MSc Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit)
​MSC 1011Y0
​PhD Student Seminars in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit)
​MSC 1040H
​Physiologic Basis of Disease
​MSC 1081H
​Studies in Schizophrenia
​MSC 1084H
​Glomerular Based Diseases—Bench to Bedside
​MSC 1085H
​Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions
​MSC 1086H
​Integrative Perspectives in Consciousness and Self-Awareness
​MSC 1087H
​Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging​
MSC 1088H
​Brain Positron Emission Tomography
​MSC 1089H
​The Biopsychosocial Basis of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
MSC 1090H Introduction to Computational Biostatistics with R
​MSC 1500H
​Advanced Radiotherapy and Medical Physics
​MSC 1502H
​Emerging Tools for Precision Medicine in Oncology
​MSC 1503H
​Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy I
​MSC 1504H
​Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy II
​MSC 1505H
​Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy III
​MSC 1506H
​Professional and Clinical Leadership I: Making the Leader
​MSC 1507H
​Clinical Competence and Continuous Learning
​MSC 1508H
​Medical Radiation Sciences Research Development
​MSC 1512H
​Improving Cancer Outcomes With Survivorship Research
​MSC 1513H
​Seminars in Cancer Care Leadership
​MSC 1514H
​Professional and Clinical Leadership II: Influencing the System
MSC 2003Y Biomedical Communications Technologies
​MSC 2010Y
​Molecular Medicine in Human Genetic Disease
​MSC 2020H
​Visual Representation of Biomolecular Structure and Function (prerequisites: MSC 1001Y, MSC 2001H, MSC 2003Y)
​​​MSC 3001H
​Foundations in Musculoskeletal Science​
​MSC 4001H
​Foundations in Resuscitation Science Research
​MSC 6000H
​Special Topics Reading Course
​MSC 7000Y
​Reg​enerative 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. The course is graded when co​mpleted.

Medical Science: Translational Research in the Health Sciences MHSc

Master of Health Science

Program Description

The two-year, course-based MHSc program is designed for students from diverse backgrounds (such as medicine, life sciences, social sciences, engineering, design, and communications) who are strongly motivated to advance problem-solving designs in medical and health science contexts. The program combines flexible coursework; team-based, real-world translational challenges; and extensive mentorship and networking. Students gain experience, expertise, and practical insights into the design process, regulatory frameworks, and translational networks and strategies.

 

Minimum Admission Requirements​

  • Applicants are admitted on the basis of academic preparation, references, and motivation. All applicants must demonstrate exceptional scholarly achievement and significant research experience.

  • An appropriate bachelor's (BSc) degree or an MD degree from a recognized university, and academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study with an A- average in at least three of the four years.

  • Applicants with significant research experience and/or academic research master’s or PhD in related areas of study are considered.

  • Applicants with related research experience in professional health science or related social science are encouraged to apply.

  • The application must be accompanied by:

    • ​​​​a current curriculum vitae (CV)

    • a letter of intent or statement of professional goals

    • three letters of reference.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the language of instructi​on was not English, must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the successful completion 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 93/120 on the Internet-based test and 22/30 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • Tests must be completed in the year prior to application to the program.

  • Deadline for receipt of applications is June 1 (early consideration deadline is February 15). Enrolment is limited and not all a​pplicants meeting the prerequisites are admitted. Applicants are screened for eligibility; short-listed applicants are interviewed.

Program Requirements

  • ​Within this two-year, five-session program, students must complete a total of 8.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​​​​Year 1:

      • MSC 1000Y Foundations in Translational Research (1.0 FCE, Fall and Winter)

      • MSC 4010Y0 Core Modules in Translational Research (2.0 FCEs, Fall, Winter, and Summer). MSC 4010Y0 includes selection and completion of eight shorter module courses from three research domains.

      • ​MSC 1002H Overview of Methods in Practices and Contexts (0.5 FCE; Winter)

      • MSC 1003H Information, Media, and Communication Literacy for the Sciences (0.5 FCE, Fall)

      • MSC 2021Y Projects in Translational Research (1.0 FCE, Fall and Winter)

      • MSC 4000Y+ Capstone Project in Translational Research (2.0 FCEs, Summer)

    • Year 2:

      • MSC 4000Y+ Capstone Project in Translational Research (Fall and Winter)

      • MSC 4010YCore Modules in Translational Research (Fall and Winter)

      • Plus two half-course electives from the approved list or with pre-approval from the Graduate Coordinator (1.0 FCE).

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

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

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

Medical Science: Translational Research in the Health Sciences MHSc Courses

Required

​​MSC 10​00Y
​Foundations in Translational Research
MSC 1002H​ Overview of Methods in Practices and Contexts
​MSC 1003H
Information, Media, and Communication Literacy for the Sciences
​MSC 2021Y
​Projects in Translational Research
​MSC 4000Y+
​​​Capstone Project in Translational Research​ (prerequisite: MSC 2021Y)
​MSC 4010Y0
Modules in Translational Research (Credit/No Credit) (exclusions: MSC 1010Y, MSC 1011Y)

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

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

Approved E​lectives

Graduate-level electives may be selected based on a student’s background and individual learning plan and require pre-approval from the Academic Director or Graduate Coordinator.

Medical Science: Health Research GDipHR

Graduate Diploma in Health Research (Pending Final Approval)

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 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.

Note: No offer of admissions will be made to the program pending final approval by the Quality Council and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

Program Requirements

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

    • ​​​​Two required courses (2.0 FCEs):

      • MSC 1991Y0 Supervised Research Project (Credit/No Credit)

      • MSC 1992Y0 Research Skills for the Physician-Scientist (Credit/No Credit).

    • 0.5-FCE elective course 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 full-time (W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

8 sessions part-time

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

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

Medical Science: Health Research GDipHR Courses

Core Courses

​​MSC 1991Y0 ​Supervised Research Project (Credit/No Credit)
MSC 1992Y0 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)

​​HAD 5301H
​Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD 5744H Introduction to Health Econometrics
​HAD 6760H
Introduction to Health Services Research Theory and Methods
​MHI 3000H
Independent Reading for Health Informatics

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology (Faculty of Medicine)

LMP 1006H ​Cellular Imaging in Pathobiology
LMP 1017H Tissue Injury, Repair, and Regeneration
​LMP 1019H Research Techniques in Molecular Biology and Pathology
​LMP 1020H Inflammation, Immunity, and Immunopathology of Atherosclerosis
LMP 1503H Signal Transduction Pathways in Normal and Diseased Tissues
LMP 1504H Cell and Molecular Biology of Cardiovascular Diseases
LMP 1505H Analytical Clinical Biochemistry: Basic Principles
LMP 1510H Molecular Biology Techniques
LMP 1525H The Role of Genomics in the Era of Personalized Medicine
LMP 1530H Next Generation Genomics in Clinical Medicine
LMP 1535H Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics, and their Clinical Applications
LMP 2115H Selected Topics in Medical Microbiology
LMP 2120H Molecular Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
LMP 2222H Neurodegenerative Disease—Mechanisms, Models, and Methods

Medical Science (Faculty of Medicine)

​​JCV 3060H ​Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction
JCV 3061H Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Hormones and the Cardiovascular System
​JCV 3062H Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Heart Function
​JCV 3063H Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Vascular
MSC 1002H Overview of Methods in Practices and Contexts
MSC 1003H Information, Media, and Communication Literacy for the Sciences
MSC 1081H Studies in Schizophrenia
MSC 1084H Glomerular Based Diseases—Bench to Bedside
MSC 1087H Neuroimaging Methods Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MSC 1088H Brain Positron Emission Tomography
MSC 1089H The Biopsychosocial Basis of Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
MSC 1502H Emerging Tools for Precision Medicine in Oncology
MSC 1503H Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy I
MSC 1504H Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Radiotherapy II
MSC 1512H Improving Cancer Outcomes with Survivorship Research