Degree Requirements – MSc/PhD CEHCR

MSc CEHCRPhD CEHCR

MSc Clinical Epidemiology

Thesis Stream

  • 6 half-courses (3 required)
  • Maximum of 1 research internship
  • Thesis
  • 12-24 months (full-time)

Non-Thesis Stream

  • 10 half-courses (4 required)
  • Maximum of 2 research internships
  • No thesis
  • 12-18 months (full-time)
Required Courses – Both Thesis and Non-Thesis
HAD5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics

 

Required Courses – Non-Thesis Only
HAD6360H Research Internship
The internship (practicum) is intended to provide students in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research with practical experience in an approved Clinical Research environment under the close supervision of a senior Clinical Epidemiologist.Please Note:

  • Non-Thesis – Required, may take up to two Research Internships for credit
  • Thesis – Optional, may take no more than one Research Internship for credit

 

and ONE of the following four options (both Thesis and Non-Thesis):
HAD5303H Controlled Clinical Trials
HAD5304H Clinical Decision-Making and Cost-Effectiveness
HAD5306H Introduction to Health Care Research Methods
HAD5309H Observational Studies: Theory, Design, and Methods

 

Elective Course Options
HAD5302H Measurement in Clinical Research
HAD5305H Evidence Based Guidelines
HAD5308H Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research
HAD5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
HAD6360H Research Internship
The internship (practica) is intended to provide students in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research with practical experience in an approved Clinical Research environment under the close supervision of a senior Clinical Epidemiologist.Please Note:

  • Non-Thesis – Required, may take up to two Research Internships for credit
  • Thesis – Optional, may take no more than one Research Internship for credit
HAD5310H Pragmatic Issues in RCT’s Course
HAD5312H Decision Modeling for Clinical Policy and Economic Evaluation (II)
HAD5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods

PhD Clinical Epidemiology

The PhD program consists of a minimum of 10 half-year courses (including the 4 compulsory courses listed below), oral defence of a dissertation proposal, and completion of a dissertation and its oral defence. Students meet annually with their supervisor and the PhD Program Director to review their progress and to plan course work and other activities for the following year.

Students must have knowledge of the Canadian health care system and basic research and statistics skills or they will be required to take additional courses.

PhD students will be required to complete an intermediate statistics course while in the program. A prerequisite for successful completion of this course is familiarity with introductory statistics up to and including regression. All students are strongly advised to take an applied introductory statistics course over the summer, or review the material independently.

Course exemptions will only be offered to those students who have successfully completed graduate level courses at accredited universities, and if no degree was awarded for completion of those courses.


Comprehensive Courses

Each specialization has a Comprehensive Course tailored to assess their students’ ability to demonstrate a high level of competency in the area of specialization and satisfactory evidence of proficiency in statistics and research methods.


Compulsory Courses
HAD5301H Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD5307H Introduction to Applied Biostatistics
HAD5316H Biostatistics II: Advanced Techniques in Applied Regression Methods
HAD5311H Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research Comprehensive Course

 

Recommended Courses
HAD5302H Measurement in Clinical Research
HAD5303H Controlled Clinical Trials
HAD5304H Clinical Decision Making and Cost Effectiveness
HAD5305H Evidence-Based Guidelines
HAD5306H Introduction to Health Care Research Methods Using Health Administrative Data
HAD5308H Evidence Synthesis: Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
HAD5309H Observational Studies: Theory, Design, and Methods
HAD5310H Pragmatic Issues in Conduct of Controlled Trials
HAD5730H Economic Evaluation Methods for Health Service Research
HAD5760H Advanced Health Economics and Policy Analysis (or equivalent)

 

Elective Course Options
HAD5011H Canada’s Health Care System
HAD5312H Decision Modelling for Clinical Policy and Economic Evaluation
HAD5313H Advanced Design and Analysis Issues in Clinical Trials
HAD5314H Applied Bayesian Methods in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research
HAD6360H Research Internship
The internship (practicum) is intended to provide students in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research with practical experience in an approved Clinical Research environment under the close supervision of a senior Clinical Epidemiologist.Please Note:

  • May take no more than one Research Internship for credit
Plus other IHPME courses or extra departmental courses as approved by the Director and course instructor.

 

Dissertation

The purpose of the dissertation is to undertake an original theory-driven investigation characterized by rigorous methodology and capable of making a significant contribution to knowledge about the subject under study. The dissertation supervisor must have their primary graduate appointment in the Institute of IHPME. The dissertation process includes:

  1. Preparation and oral defence of a dissertation proposal
  2. Preparation of the written dissertation
  3. Presentation and oral defence of the dissertatio

Transfer Credit and Exemptions