Guidelines for Reading Courses

A) Reading Course

A true individual reading or research course is a course created when an individual student (or a very small group of students) wishes to explore a topic not currently offered as a graduate course. The student is responsible for finding a faculty member who is willing to work with the student(s); together they will decide the learning goals, deliverables, resources, timeline, and mechanism for feedback.  The supervising faculty member must have a Graduate Faculty (SGS) Appointment through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.  

The basic requirements for a reading course in IHPME are as follows:   

There should be a structured method for evaluating the student. Student and faculty should create the learning goals, deliverables, resources, timeline, and mechanism for feedback.  

Sample assignment marking scheme (on the course form) for the reading course is as follows:  

  • Literature review 35%  
  • Proposal 25% 
  • Final report 40% 

B) Pilot Course

A pilot course (also designated as a reading course) is a course that a faculty member creates for a specific one-time only offering, or in order to develop course content and determine the student interest for a permanent course. The course may be offered to a small group of students to start, with the intention of converting the course to a regular numbered course following the pilot phase.  

Procedures for Pilot Course 

Course Codes  

HAD6360H and HAD6361H (CEHCR) *please refer to the research internship guidelines here.