Medical Genomics

Program Overview

The professional master’s program in Medical Genomics is a fast‐paced, content‐dense degree program delivered over five continuous sessions. This program will provide medical trainees, clinicians, research scientists, and laboratory professionals with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to incorporate theory and practical aspects of generating and analyzing genomics data into research and medical practice. Preferred applicants have relevant research and/or clinical experience and can demonstrate an immediate and substantive use of this degree in professional practice.


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Minimum admission average MHSc:

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Program length (full-time only) MHSc:

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5 sessions


Master of Health Science

Program Description

The professional master’s program in Medical Genomics is a fast‐paced, content‐dense degree program delivered over five continuous sessions. This program will provide medical trainees, clinicians, research scientists, and laboratory professionals with the theory and practical knowledge necessary to incorporate theory and practical aspects of generating and analyzing genomics data into research and medical practice. Preferred applicants have relevant research and/or clinical experience and can demonstrate an immediate and substantive use of this degree in professional practice.
 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Molecular Genetics' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate BSc degree with high academic standing from a recognized university, with a B+ average or better. Applicants would normally possess an undergraduate degree displaying competence in genetics, molecular biology, or related fields.

    or

    An appropriate MD degree with high academic standing from a recognized university, with a B+ average or better.

  • Applicants will complete an application package including:

    • all previous university transcripts

    • a transcript summary form for either the clinical or laboratory stream

    • curriculum vitae (CV)

    • statement of interest (one to two pages maximum), including how this program will have an impact on future career path

    • three letters of reference from professional, academic, or other qualified referees.

  • Interview (15 minutes).

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 9.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • Year 1:

    • MMG 3001Y Advanced Human Genetics (2.0 FCEs, Fall and Winter)

    • MMG 3002Y Biological Statistics (1.0 FCE, Fall)

    • MMG 3003Y Genomics Methodologies (2.0 FCEs, Winter and Summer).

  • Year 2:

    • MMG 3004Y Communication of Genetic Information (1.0 FCE, Fall)

    • MMG 3005Y Ethical and Legal Implications of Genomics (1.0 FCE, Fall)

    • MMG 3007Y Clinical Practicum in Medical Genomics, an elective for clinical-stream students and trainees in patient-facing medical fields (1.0 FCE; Credit/No Credit, Winter)
      or
      MMG 3008Y Practicum in Modern Genomics, an elective for laboratory professional-stream students in clinical/research science careers (1.0 FCE; Credit/No Credit, Winter).

  • MMG 3006Y0 Future Directions in Medical Genomics (1.0 FCE, Credit/No Credit).

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

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

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