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

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

Collaborative Specializations

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

  1. Aboriginal Health
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  2. Addiction Studies
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  3. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  4. Bioethics
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  5. Biomedical Engineering
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  6. Biomedical Toxicology
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  7. Cardiovascular Sciences
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  8. Developmental Biology
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  9. Environment and Health
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  10. Genome Biology and Bioinfor​matics
    • Medical Science, PhD
  11. Global Health
    • Medical Science, PhD
  12. Health Care, Technology, and Place (admissions have closed)
    • Medical Science, PhD
  13. Health Services and Policy Research
    • Medical Science, MSc, PhD
  14. Human Development​
    • Medical Science, 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

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) 946-4442

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

Medical Science: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Advani, Andrew - MBCHB, PhD
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
Barrera, Maria - MA, PhD
Batt, Jane - MD, PhD
Baxter, Nancy - DrMed, PhD
Beitchman, Joseph - BSc, MPH, MDCM
Belik, Jaques - MD
Bell, Chaim - MD
Black, Sandra - BSc, MD
Bogoch, Earl - BA, MSc, MD
Bombardier, Claire - MA, MD
Borschel, Gregory - BSc, DrMed
Boulianne, Gabrielle - BSc, PhD
Braitstein, Paula - BA, MA, MSc, PhD, DPhil
Branch, Donald - BA, BSc, PhD
Bremner, Roderick Angus - BSc, PhD
Bristow, Robert Glen - MD, PhD
Brochard, Laurent - MD
Brooks, Dina - BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Caldarone, Christopher - BSc, MD
Carlen, Peter - MD
Casper, Robert - MD
Cattral, Mark - MSc, BScMed, MD
Chapman, Kenneth - MSc, MD
Chen, Robert - MB
Cherney, David - MD, PhD
Cheung, Angela - BA, MD, PhD
Chow, Chung-Wai - MD, PhD
Cochrane, Alan - BSc, PhD
Coles, John - MD
Corey, Paul - BSc, MA, PhD
Cusimano, Michael - MHPE, MD, PhD
Daskalakis, Zafiris Jeffrey - MD
Davis, Aileen - BSc(PT), MSc, PhD
Davis, Karen - BSc, MSc, PhD
Dawson, Laura - MD
De Luca, Vincenzo - MD, PhD
de Veber, Gabrielle - MD
Demers, Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD
Devins, Gerald - PhD
Dorian, Paul - MSc, MDCH
Downar, Jonathan - MD
Drake, James - BSE, MSc, MBCHB
Dror, Yigal - MD
Drucker, Daniel - MD
Einstein, Gillian - AB, PhD
Esplen, Mary Jane - BScN, MSN, PhD, RN
Eubanks, James - BSc, AA, PhD
Ezzat, Shereen - MD
Fantus, Ivan George - BSc, MDCM
Fehlings, Michael - LMCC, MD, PhD
Feinstein, Anthony - MBCHB, PhD
Feld, Jordan - MPH, MD
Feldman, Brian - MD
Fernie, Geoffrey - BSc, PhD
Fischer, Benedikt - DPhil
Fish, Joel - BSc, MSc, MD
Fisher, Joseph - MD
Fleshner, Neil - MPH, LRCP, MD
Flint, Alastair - ChB
Floras, John - MD, DPhil
Forrest, Christopher - BSc, MSc, MD
Gaisano, Herbert - BS, MD
Gallinger, Steven - MSc, MD
George, Tony - BSc, MD
Gilbert, Richard - MBBS, PhD
Gladman, Dafna - MD
Glazier, Richard - MPH, MD
Goh, M Cynthia - PhD
Goldstein, Roger - MBCHB
Gorczynski, Reginald - BSc, BA, MA, MD, PhD
Gordon, Karen - DPhil
Grady, Cheryl - BA, MA, PhD
Graff-Guerrero, Ariel - MD
Grantcharov, Teodor - DrMed, PhD
Granton, John - BS, MD
Grunfeld, Eva - MD, PhD
Gupta, Neeru - BM
Hamani, Clement - DrMed, PhD
Hamilton, Jill - BSc, MSc, MD
Harrison, Robert - PhD, DSc
Hedley, David - MD
Heon, Elise - LMCC, MD
Herrmann, Nathan - MD
Hinek, Aleksander - MD, PhD
Hodaie, Mojgan - BSc, MSc, 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
Hutchison, William - BSc, MSc, PhD
Inman, Robert - BA, MD
Irwin, Meredith - MD
Jadad, Alejandro - MD, DPhil
Janssen, Harry - MD, PhD
Jarvi, Keith - MD
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
Kapus, Andras - MD, PhD
Kassner, Andrea - MSc, PhD
Katz, Joel - MA, PhD
Katzman, Debra - MD
Kaul, Rupert - MD, PhD
Kavanagh, Brian - BSc, BSc, MBCHB, MBCHB
Keating, Armand - BSc, MD
Kelvin, David - MASc, PhD
Kennedy, James - MD
Keshavjee, Shafique - BA, MSc, LMCC, MD
Kim, Young-In - MD
Kingdom, John - DipCH, MB, MD
Kish, Stephen John - BSc, MSc, PhD
Klip, Amira - ScD
Klotz, Laurence - LMCC, MD
Koritzinsky, Marianne
Kucharczyk, Walter - MD
Kuebler, Wolfgang - DrMed, PhD
Kumar, Deepali - MSc, MD
Lazarus, Alan - PhD
Le Foll, Bernard - MSc, DrMed, PhD
Le, Dzung - PhD
Lee, Douglas - DrMed, PhD
Lee, Warren - MD, PhD
Leong-Poi, Howard - MD
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, Mingyao - MSc, MD (Director)
Liu, Peter - MD
Lobaugh, Nancy - BS, PhD
Lozano, Andres - BSc, LMCC, MD, BScMed, PhD
Lye, Stephen - BSc, PhD
MacDonald, Kelly - MD
Macdonald, Robert - MD, PhD
Maki, Brian - BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng
Malkin, David - MD
Marsden, Philip - MD
Marshall, John - MD
Maunder, Robert - MD
McCart, Andrea - MSc, MD
McCrindle, Brian - MD
McDonald, Lynn - PhD
McKee, Nancy - MD
Mckenzie, Kwame - MD
McNeill, Helen - PhD
Medin, Jeffrey - BSc, PhD
Meyer, Jeffrey - MD
Meyn, Michael - MD
Mikulis, David - BS, MD
Miller, Steven - MD
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
Nagy, Andras - PhD
Nanthakumar, Kumaraswamy - MD
Nathan, Paul - BA, MSc, MD
Nolan, Robert - PhD
Olivieri, Nancy - MD
Orser, Beverley - MD
Osborne, Lucy - PhD
Ostrowski, Mario - MD
Palaniyar, Nades - MSc, PhD
Pang, Cho - BSc, MSc, PhD
Pang, Elizabeth - PhD
Parekh, Rulan - MD
Parker, Thomas - MD
Parshuram, Christopher - MBCHB
Paul, Narinder - BM
Pei, York Po-Chee - MD
Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis - PhD
Petronis, Arturas - MD
Pollock, Bruce - BSc, MD, PhD
Post, Martin - PhD
Rajji, Tarek - MD
Rand, Margaret - BSc, PhD
Rao, Vivek - LMCC, MD, PhD
Ratjen, Felix - MD
Ravindran, Arun - PhD
Ray, Joel - MSc, MD
Read, Stanley - MSc, MD, PhD
Redelmeier, Donald - MS, MD
Rehm, Jurgen - PhD
Remington, Gary - MD, PhD
Rizoli, Sandro - LRCP, MD, PhD
Robinson, Lisa - MD
Rochon, Paula - MD
Rodin, Gary - BSc, MD
Rosenblum, Norman - MD
Ross, Bernard - DipIng, PhD
Rotin, Daniela - BSc, MSc, PhD
Rotstein, Ori - MSc, MD
Rourke, Sean - BSc, BA, PhD
Rubenfeld, Gordon - MSc, MD
Rutka, James - BSc, LMCC, MD, PhD
Sadavoy, Joel - MD
Salter, Michael - MD, PhD
Sandor, Paul - BASc, MD
Santos, Claudia - MSc, MD
Schachar, Russell James - MD
Schemitsch, Emil - MD
Scherer, Stephen - PhD
Schimmer, Aaron - MD, PhD
Selby, Peter - MHSc, MBBS
Semple, John - BSc, MSc, MD
Shapiro, Colin - BSc, PhD
Shoichet, Molly - 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
Slutsky, Arthur - BASc, MASc, MD
Snead III, Carter - BS, MD, MD
Steinbach, Martin - BSc, MA, PhD
Stevens, Bonnie - BSc, MSN, PhD
Stewart, Donna - DPsych, MD
Strafella, Antonio - MD, PhD
Strauss, Bradley - MD
Strauss, John - MD
Strother, Stephen - BSc, MS, PhD
Sun, Hong-Shuo - MSc, DrMed, DPhil
Szaszi, Katalin - MD, PhD
Tabori, Uri - MBBS
Takehara, Kaori - BSc, MSc, PhD
Tandon, Anu - BSc, MD, BScMed
Tannock, Ian - MD, PhD
Tarlo, Susan - MBBS
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
Urowitz, Murray - MD
Valiante, Taufik - BSc, MD, PhD
Van Der Kooy, Derek - BSc, MA, PhD
Venkateswaran, Vasundara - BSc, MPH, MSc, PhD (Coordinator of Graduate Studies)
Verhoeff, Nicolaas - MD
Verma, Subodh - MSc, MD, PhD
Vincent, John - PhD
Voineskos, Aristotle - MD, PhD
Waddell, Thomas - MSc, LMCC, MD, PhD
Warsh, Jerry - MD
Wedge, John - BSc, MD
Weisel, Richard - BA, MD
Westall, Carol - BSc, MSc, PhD
Wheeler, Michael - BSc, PhD
Whitehead, Cynthia - AB, MHSc, MD, PhD
Whyne, Cari - BSc, PhD
Wiley, Mike - BSc, MSc, PhD
Wittnich, Carin - MSc, DVM
Wong, Albert - MD, PhD
Wong, Chong Shun - MD
Wong, Ming F Agnes - DOMS, MD, PhD
Woodside, Blake - BSc, MSc, MD
Woolridge, Nicholas - BFA, BSc, BFA, MSc
Wright, Graham - BSc, MSc, PhD
Wright, James - BA, LMCC, MPH, MD
Wunder, Jay - BA, MSc, LMCC, MD
Yang, Burton - BSc, MSc, PhD
Yang, Victor - BASc, MASc, MD, PhD
Yasufuku, Kazuhiro - DrMed, PhD
Yau, Terrence - BA, MSc, MDCM, MDCM
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

Members Emeriti

Backx, Peter - DrMedVet, PhD, PhD
Burnham, Willets - PhD
Mackay, Margaret - BSc
McKneally, Martin - MD, PhD
Seeman, Mary - BA, MDCH, MD
Verrier, Mary (Molly) - DipOT , MHSc

Associate Members

Agid, Ofer - MD
Ahmed, Najma - BSc, MD, PhD
Akbari, Mohammad - MD, PhD
Al-Omran, Mohammed - MSc, MBBS
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
Bidmos, Mubarak - MSc, MBBS, PhD
Billia, Filio - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Boggild, Andrea - BSc, MSc, MD
Boileau, Isabelle - 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
Carcao, Manuel - MD
Chan, Steven - MD, PhD
Chandran, Vinod - MBBS, PhD
Cheema, Asim - MBBS
Cheskes, Sheldon - BSc, DrMed
Cheung, Amy - BA, MSc, MD
Chow, Edward - MBBS
Cil, Tulin - BSc, MEd, DrMed
Clarke, Hance - MSc, MD
Classen, Catherine - BA, MA, PhD
Connelly, Kim - MBBS, PhD
Corrin, Michael - BFA, BA, BSc, MSc
Court, John - MA
Crawley, Adrian - BA, PhD
Cushing, Sharon L. - BSc, MD
Cypel, Marcelo - DrMed
de Perrot, Marc - MSc, MD
Desarkar, Pushpal - MD
Di Prospero, Lisa - MSc
Dlamini, Nomazulu - MBBS
Dryer, Marc - BA, MSc, MCS
Dueck, Andrew - BSc, MSc, DrMed
Dunkley, Benjamin - BSc, PhD
Emmenegger, Urban - MD
Erwin, William Mark - BSc, PhD
Fairn, Gregory - BSc, 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, Benjamin - MD
Goldstein, David - BA, MD
Goltz, Herbert - BA, MA, PhD
Grasemann, Hartmut - 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
Haroon, Nigil - MBBS, MD, PhD
Hassouna, Magdy - MSc, LMCC, LMCC, MBCHB, PhD
Hitzler, Johann - MD
Hofer, Stefan - MD, PhD
Hojjat, Seyed-Parsa - ME, PhD
Howard, Andrew - BA, CPSO, MSc, LMCC, MD
Husain, Amna - LMCC, MD
Hutchison, Jamie - MD
Ivers, Noah - MD
James, Adrian - DrMed
Jones, Jennifer - BA, PhD
Juvet, Stephen - DrMed, PhD
Kahan, Meldon Mayer - MHSc, MD
Kahr, Walter - MD
Kamath, Binita - MBBS
Karkouti, Keyvan - MD
Kertes, Peter - MD
Khalvati, Farzad - MASc, PhD
Kiang, Michael - MD, PhD
Kidd, Sean - PhD
Kitto, Simon - BA, BEd, DPhil
Kolla, Nathan - BA, MA, MD, PhD
Kontos, Pia - BA, MA, PhD
Konvalinka, Ana - DrMed
Korczak, Daphne - BS, MD
Kotsopoulos, Joanne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Krzyzanowska, Monika - MPH, MD
Kulkarni, Abhaya - BSc, MD, PhD
Kutryk, Michael - MD
Kuzyk, Paul - BSc, MD
Lai, Meng-Chuan - MD, PhD
Lang, Anthony - MD
Laprade, Judith Ann - BSc(PT), BPHE, MS
Latter, David - BA, LMCC, MDCM
Lee, Jason - BSc, MHPE, MD
Lefebvre, Guylaine - MD
Lemaire, Mathieu - MD, PhD
Leung, General - BASc, MSc, PhD
Licht, Christoph - MD
Lim, Andrew - BSc, MD
Lin, Vincent - MD
Lingard, Lorelei - PhD
Lo, Christopher - MA, PhD
Lunsky, Yona - PhD
MacRae, Helen - BSc, MA, MD
Mahmutoglu, Saadet - MD
Mailis-Gagnon, Angela - MSc, MD
Mak, Susanna - MD, PhD
Mamdani, Muhammad - DP
Mandelcorn, Efrem - MD
Martinu, Tereza - MD
Masellis, Mario - MSc, MD
Mathur, Sunita - BSc(PT), MSc(PT), PhD
Matsuura, Naomi - ME, PhD
Menon, Mahesh - PhD
Mertens, Luc - MD
Milosevic, Michael - MD
Milot, Laurent - MSc, MD
Mishra, Sharmistha - BSc, MD
Mital, Seema - MBBS
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'Connor, Paul - MD
O'Sullivan, Brian - MBCHB
Oh, Jiwon - BSc, MD, PhD
Okrainec, Allan - MHPE, MD
Ouellet, Doreen - BA, AB, MHSc
Ouzounian, Maral - BSc, MDCM, PhD
Palmer, Cathryne - MS
Popovic, Milos - DipIng, 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
Rueda, Sergio - MSc, AM, 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
Sondheimer, Neal John - MD, PhD
Stergiopoulos, Vicky - MD
Tam, Emily - MD
Tartaglia, Carmela - BA, BSc, MDCM
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
Wentlandt, Kirsten - BSc, MHSA, MD, PhD
Widjaja, Elysa - MSc, MPH, MBBS
Wilson-Pauwels, Linda - ATD, BSc, MEd, EdD
Wintersperger, Bernd - MD
Witterick, Ian - DrMed
Wong, Rebecca - MBCHB
Wu, Robert - MSc, MD
Yeh, Ann - MD
Zai, Clement - BSc, MSc, PhD
Zimmermann, Camilla - 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 a master's research project.

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 a master's research project.

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

​+ 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 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

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 1501H, MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, 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 1501H, MSC 1502H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, 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 1501H, MSC 1503H, MSC 1504H, MSC 1506H, MSC 1508H, MSC 1513H, MSC 1514H, 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 1501H, 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 1501H, 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 1501H, 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 1501H
Frontiers in Radiation Medicine Research​
​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 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 93/120 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 93/120 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 (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 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 (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).

  • 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 93/120 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 (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.

​JCV​ 3060H
Advanced Topics in Car​diovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction​
​JCV 3061H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Hormones​
​JCV 3062H
Advanced Topics in Cardiovascular Sciences—Heart Function​
​JCV 3063H
Advanced Topics​ in Cardiovascular Sciences—​Vascular​
​JFK 1120H
Selected Topics in Drug Development I​
​JFK 1121H
Selected Topics in Drug Development II​
​​​​JNR 1444Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience—Cellular and Molecular​
​JNS 1000Y
​Fundamentals of Neuroscience—Systems and Behaviour​
​JYG 1555H
​Advanced Topics: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology​
​JPM 1005Y
Behavioural Pharmacology​
​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 1060H
​Biostatistics for Health Scientists​
​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 1500H
​Advanced Radiotherapy and Medical Physics
​MSC 1501H
​Frontiers in Radiation Medicine Research
​MSC 1502H
​Translational Radiobiology Applied to Radiation Science
​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 1509H
​Master's Research Project (0.5)
​MSC 1510Y
​Practicum 1
​MSC 1511Y
​Practicum 2
​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

​​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.

      • ​KMD 1002H Applications in Knowledge Media Design (0.5 FCE; Winter)

      • MSC 1003H The Rhetoric of Science (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

​KMD 1002H​
​Applications in Knowledge Media​
​​MSC 10​00Y
​Foundations in Translational Research
​MSC 1003H
The Rhetoric of Science
​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

Not all courses are offered each year. Check the departmental web​site​ for course availability.

​HAD 5735H​
Commercialization of Health Research​
​HAD 5765H​
Case Studies in Health Policy​
JCV 3060H
​Advanced Topics in Car​diovascular Sciences—Molecular Biology and Heart Signal Transduction​
​JFK 1120H
Selected Topics in Drug Development I​
​JFK 1121H
Selected Topics in Drug Development II​
​JNP 1014Y
Interdisciplinary Pharmacology​
​JNP 1017H+
Current Topics in Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology​
​LMP 1013H
Neoplasia​
​LMP 1018H
​Molecular Biology and Applications to Human Disease
​​LMP 1404H
​Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Disease
​LMP 1407H​
Introductory Biostatistics and Clinical Investigation​
​LMP 1525H
The Role of Genomics in the Era of Personalized Medicine​
​MSC 10​40H​
Physiologic Basis of Disease​
​MSC 10​85H​
Molecular Approaches to Mental Health and Addictions​
​MSC 10​89H
The Biopsychosocial Basis of Mental Health Addictive Disorders
​MSC 10​90H​
Introduction to Clinical Biostatistics​
​MSC 2010Y​
Advanced Concepts in Human Genetic Disease​
​MSC 4001H
Foundations in Resuscitation Science Research​
​MSC 7000Y​
Regenerative Medicine (Webcast)​
​MSC 8000Y​​
​Transdisciplinary Studies in Infectious Disease (Hepatitis C)
​PSL 1022H+
​Reproductive and Developmental Medicine
​PSL 1048H
Translational Physiology: From Molecules to Model Systems to​ the Clinic​
​PSL 1068H
​Advanced Topics: Molecular Basis of Behaviour
​PSL 1071H
​Advanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience

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