POP8900 ÉTUDES DIRIGÉES EN SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / DIRECTED STUDIES IN POPULATION HEALTH (3 units)
Cours traitant des domaines de connaissance stipulés comme corequis pour le programme de doctorat en santé des populations. Le choix du sujet nécessite l'approbation du comité du programme. Préalable : Approbation de l'unité scolaire. / Course content to cover one of the defined corequisite knowledge areas for the Population Health PhD Program. Program approval required for topic selection. Prerequisite: Approval of the Academic Unit.
POP8910 PARADIGMES SCIENTIFIQUES EN SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / SCIENTIFIC PARADIGMS IN POPULATIO N HEALTH (3 units)
Aspects épistémologiques de la science de la santé des populations. Examen du processus d'élaboration des théories et de leur application selon différentes disciplines. Étude des concepts, des théories, de la philosophie des sciences et des modes de raisonnement dans le domaine de la santé des individus et des populations. L accent est mis sur les inégalités sociales en tant que déterminants de la santé. / Epistemological aspects of the science of population health. Review of the process whereby theories are developed and applied in different disciplines. Study of concepts, theories, philosophy of science and methods of reasoning in relation to the health of individuals and populations. The focus is on social inequalities as determinants of health. Corequis : POP8920 / Co-requisite: POP8920
POP8920 MÉTHODES DE RECHERCHE EN SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / INVESTIGATIVE METHODS IN POPULATION HEALTH (3 units)
Méthodes de recherche utilisées selon les disciplines : points communs et différences. Critique de l'information actuelle sur la santé des populations; intégration de méthodes quantitatives et qualitatives pour analyser les questions complexes de santé des populations; stratégies pour incorporer les données à la planification et à la prise de décision centrées sur les résultats. / Investigation of research methods used by contributing disciplines, their commonalities and distinctions. Critique of existing population health information; integration of qualitative and quantitative methods for analyzing complex population health issues; strategies for incorporating results into evidence-based planning and decision-making. Corequis : POP8910 / Co-requisite: POP8910
POP8930 INTERVENTIONS EN SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / POPULATION HEALTH INTERVENTIONS (3 units)
Analyse des modes d'intervention qui peuvent avoir un effet sur la santé des populations. Influences du contexte sur les méthodes de promotion de la santé, prévention des maladies et gestion des risques pour les individus et les populations ainsi que leurs interactions. Établissement d'équipes interdisciplinaires et de partenariats intersectoriels. Changements durables dans les systèmes, y compris la réforme des soins de santé et le développement de politiques. / Examination of approaches to influence population health. Contextual influences on, and interactions between individual and population health approaches for health promotion, disease prevention, and risk management. Process for establishing transdisciplinary teams and intersectoral partnerships. Sustainable systems change including health care reform and policy development. Préalables : POP8910 et POP8920 / Prerequisites: POP8910 and POP8920
POP8940 STAGE EN POLITIQUE DE SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / POPULATION HEALTH POLICY PRACTICUM (3 units)
Stage de trois mois permettant aux étudiants d'être en contact et d'avoir des discussions en classe avec des décideurs au niveau des politiques nationales; stage se déroulant habituellement sous la responsabilité de deux mentors, un chercheur associé à l'Université et un décideur. Examen des préalables et des procédés de formulation pour la mise en place et l'évaluation des politiques de santé des populations. Analyse et dépouillement des résultats de la recherche et communication aux décideurs clés des conclusions pertinentes. Préparation et critique de notes de synthèse, présentation d'un séminaire et rédaction d'un rapport évalué par le chercheur associé à l'Université. Préalables : POP 8910, POP 8920 et POP 8930. / Three-month practicum providing opportunities for interactions and class discussions with policy makers in a national policy setting, usually with co-mentors, one being a university-based researcher, the other a policy maker. Examination of prerequisites and processes for formulating, implementing and evaluating population health policies. Analysis and distillation of research findings and communication of relevant conclusions to key policy makers. Preparation and critique of briefing notes, presentation of a seminar and submission of a report to be evaluated by the university-based researcher. Prerequisites: POP 8910, POP 8920 and POP 8930. Prerequisite: completion of three core courses for Population Health PhD Program; EPI 7181 Epidemiology and Health Policy (or equivalent).
POP8950 THÈMES CHOISIS EN SANTÉ DES POPULATIONS / SPECIAL TOPICS IN POPULATION HEALTH (3 units)
Thèmes variables selon les intérêts des étudiants et des professeurs. Préalable : Approbation de l'unité scolaire. / Topics vary depending on student and professorial interests. Prerequisite: Approval of the Academic Unit.
POP9997 PROJET DE THÈSE / THESIS PROPOSAL
Les étudiants, encadrés par leur directeur et leur co-directeur (s’il y a lieu) et un comité approuvé par la direction du programme, rédigent leur projet de thèse, le présentent et défendent oralement. Après la réussite de la défense orale, ils doivent obtenir l’approbation du comité d’éthique (si nécessaire) avant d’entamer la collecte de données. Règle générale, le projet de thèse est défendu vers le milieu de la deuxième année et au plus tard à la fin de la sixième session d’inscription au programme. Un étudiant qui échoue à la première tentative peut se voir accorder la permission de la répéter une seule fois. L’échec de la deuxième tentative mène à une note NS (non satisfaisant) et au retrait de l’étudiant du programme. Préalable : POP 9998. / Students write their thesis proposal under the guidance of their thesis supervisor and cosupervisor if applicable and then present and defend it orally. After passing the oral defence, student must obtain ethics approval (if required) before proceeding to data collection. The proposal will normally have been defended towards the middle of the second year and, at the latest, by the end of the sixth session of registration in the program. A student who is unsuccessful on the first attempt may be allowed to repeat it once. Failure on the second attempt leads to a grade of NS (not satisfactory) and withdrawal from the program. Prerequisite: POP 9998.
POP9998 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE / COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
Préalables : POP 8910, POP 8920 et POP 8930. / Prerequisites: POP 8910, POP 8920 and POP 8930.
POP9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS
Préalable : POP 9997. / Prerequisite: POP 9997.
The following graduate courses can be taken by students in the population health program. Other courses may be added with the permission of the program committee.
APA5104 SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CANADIAN LIFE (3 units)
Sociological analysis of sport and physical activity. Socio-historical determinants of sport and physical activity. Emphasis on the organizational structure of sport and physical activity, ideologies, and current practices. Different themes may also be examined: sociology of sport organizations, social movements, and social problems.
APA5305 POLICY ANALYSIS OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CANADA (3 units)
Critical examination of the role of government in policy development. An analysis of sport and physical activity policies as related to amateur and professional sport organizations in Canada as well other organizations involved in sport and physical activity in the public and private sectors.
APA6905 THÈMES CHOISIS / SELECTED TOPICS (3 units)
Analyse critique et discussion des recherches récentes publiées dans le domaine de l’intervention et de la psychologie du sport, de l’activité physique et de la santé. / A critical analysis and discussion of recent theoretical and empirical papers presented and published in intervention as well as in psychology of sport, physical activity and health.
DCL5305 FEMINIST ANALYSIS OF LAW (3 units)
Exploration of feminist perspectives, theories and themes and the application of these to particular problems or issues. Development of techniques for analyzing social meaning of law.
DCL5505 ANALYSE FÉMINISTE DU DROIT (3 units)
Statut juridique, droits et obligations des femmes dans les domaines de la santé, de la famille, du travail, de la criminalité, de la fiscalité, du commerce, etc. Analyse critique du droit à partir d’une perspective féministe. Étude des différentes théories féministes du droit.
DCL5721 PERSPECTIVES FÉMINISTES DU DROIT (3 units)
DCL7306 LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON CYBERFEMINISM (3 units)
This course analyzes issues relating to application of feminist principles to the legal regulation of communication technologies. Topics covered include the gendered dynamics of networked capitalist society; women's relationships with communication technologies; technology's potential impact on equality for women; and questions surrounding whether and how to legally regulate communication technologies.
ECO5136 (ECON 5307) LABOUR ECONOMICS (3 units)
Selected topics in the areas of human resources, wage determination and Canadian labour policy. The topics will vary from year to year depending on the interests of the professor and the students. Prerequisites: ECO 3152, ECO 3153. Prerequisites: ECO3152, ECO3153
ECO6108 ECONOMIC SYSTEM DESIGN (3 units)
Deterministic dynamic optimization methods: economic and managerial applications of the maximum principle of Pontryagin and of dynamic programming. Discrete time stochastic dynamic optimization methods: Bayesian and Markovian decision theory, measures of risk-aversion and risk, portfolio theory, elements of search theory, applications of discrete time stochastic control to economics. Prerequisites: ECO3141 and ECO4186 or MAT2341, MAT2324, MAT2171 or (MAT2371 and MAT2375).
EDU5202 TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 units)
Exploration of the concepts and strategies, methods of instruction in health education; examination of how instruction supports student learning.
EDU5261 CURRICULUM DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 units)
Examination of theory for current practices related to curriculum design in health professions.
EDU5286 TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 units)
Study of the impact of computer technology on communication and instructional techniques for health professions education; exploration of distance education, on-line learning, and low and high fidelity simulation.
EDU5298 STUDENT ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION (3 units)
Exploration of the assessment formats used to evaluate the domains of clinical competence in health care professional training at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels; anlaysis of written and oral examinations, oral and performance-based testing.
EDU5399 DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS (3 units)
Study of the modalities of assessment of knowledge, skills, attitudes and performance; strategies for developing instruments to assess students learning; examination of instrument quality.
EDU5299 PROGRAM EVALUATION: METHODS AND PRACTICE (3 units)
Exploration of principles of effective program evaluation methods; planning; instrument development; data collection, processing and analysis; reporting and follow-up; survey of diverse models of evaluation. Prerequisite: EDU5190
EDU6191 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH (3 units)
Planning, analysis and interpretation of quantitative research within experimental and quasi-experimental frameworks; application of analysis of variance, analysis of covariance and techniques of linear regression (explanation, prediction) to educational contexts. Prerequisite: EDU5191 or equivalent.
EDU7190 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH I (3 units)
Critical review of fundamental aspects of qualitative research in education: approaches, characteristics and strategies.
EDU7396 TECHNIQUES OF DOCUMENT ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (3 units)
Study of educational documents and approaches to textual research including historical criticism, discourse analysis and narrative theory.
EDU8190 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH II (3 units)
Examination of methodological, organizational, ethical and political issues within qualitative research.
EPI5126 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Applications of epidemiologic and statistical methods within the healthcare setting; issues specific to infection control; roles and administration of infection control, risk management and quality assurance within healthcare facilities; surveillance mechanisms for nosocomial infections; outbreak investigation methods; infection risks in special populations and settings; prevention and risk management of adverse outcomes; regulatory guidelines and accreditation; emerging issues in infection control.
EPI5142 HEALTH SERVICES EVALUATION (3 units)
The theory and practice of health services evaluation, including specification of objectives, research designs, measures of process and outcome, and practical problems in conducting evaluations. The focus is on scientific (research) evaluation, but other evaluation strategies and techniques are discussed. Lectures and student presentations. Prerequisite: EPI 5240 or equivalent and permission of the program director.
EPI5143 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH USING LARGE DATABASES (3 units)
A practical approach to using administrative and other large databases for epidemiological research. Basic and advanced statistical techniques to manipulate, link, and examine datasets; large health surveys; coding systems; data warehouses; data mining; birth and death registries; use of census data; linking postal codes to geographical files; geographical information systems. Extensive use of SAS as the primary application package. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5144 GLOBAL HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PRACTICE (3 units)
Global burden of illness; epidemiology of major infectious and non-communicable diseases; global environmental health; maternal and child health, global nutrition, one health. Global health practice, research methods, systematic reviews, knowledge translation, communication, ethics, collaboration, funding, sustainability, publication, evaluation, and evidence for global health action.
EPI5145 GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH EQUITY (3 units)
Keys to understanding how globalization processes are affecting health. Policy options for creating a fairer and more health equitable globalization. Review of relevant theories from sociology, political science (international relations) and political economy; and of evidence derived from all three disciplines, as well as from public health and epidemiology. Explanatory models for public health practice on a global scale.
EPI5180 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3 units)
Presentations and seminars on philosophy of international development, international health and demographics, determinants of health, international health and human rights and humanitarian emergencies, tropical diseases and emerging pathogens, aboriginal health issues, impact of new health technologies on international health, cross cultural communication, management methods for international health. Seminar presentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5181 POPULATION HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT I (3 units)
National and international policy frameworks for health risk assessment and management, including determinants of population health; epidemiological, clinical, and toxicological methods for identifying health hazards; population health surveillance; methods of population health risk assessment; regulatory, economic, advisory, and technological approaches to population health risk management; community action and social marketing; selection of risk management strategies; risk perception and risk communication. Lectures and case studies. Preparation of term paper on a current issue in population health risk assessment. Co-requisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 or equivalents. Exclusion: PHR 5181. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5182 SAMPLE SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS (3 units)
Comprehensive review of the use of sample surveys in epidemiologic research. Sampling designs and methods. Simple random samples and stratified samples. Multi-stage sampling. Other complex survey designs. Cluster sampling and sample weights. Response and non-response biases. Questionnaire design. Analysis of survey data. Ethics in surveys. Practical issues in surveys. Pre-requisite: Basic understanding of statistical methods and epidemiologic principles.
EPI5183 APPROACHES TO COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION (3 units)
Critical review and practical application, in collaboration with a health care community partner, of approaches to community and public health program evaluation. Community partners include representatives of the community agencies whose mandate or remit includes evaluation of their community/public health program(s). Evaluation based on student’s ability to (a) identify most appropriate approaches to evaluation, (b) critically review strengths and limitations of chosen approaches , (c) apply the selected approach appropriately to examine and quantify impact of the program(s).
EPI5188 HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (3 units)
Definition and scope of health technology assessment; needs assessment; practice variations; use of administrative databases; evaluation of diagnostic tests; development and use of practice guidelines and clinical prediction rules; health technology assessment in the developing world. Lectures, seminars and case studies. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5189 HEALTH ECONOMIC EVALUATION (3 units)
Brief overview of economics and health economics; examination of analyses used in epidemiologic and clinical research: cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-minimization analysis, cost-utility analysis (including determination of utilities), cost-benefit analysis, cost of illness studies and use of economic methods in priority-setting. Lectures and seminars. Written report required, presenting an economic evaluation or a detailed review of the economic literature in a particular area. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5210 PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (3 units)
Introduction to practical aspects of managing a health unit from the viewpoint of a Medical Officer of Health. The organization of public health services, relationships with the Board, leadership and management, budgeting and human resource issues including labour relations. Problem-based approach in a seminar format. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5212 COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Consideration of the specialized methods used in the investigation and control of communicable disease. Detailed review of the epidemiology of the major communicable diseases. Lectures, presentations by invited experts, and student presentations. Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of epidemiologic methods and permission of the program director.
EPI5213 CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Review of the descriptive epidemiology (distribution, trends, risk factors) of the major chronic diseases, with emphasis on circulatory diseases, cancer, injuries, and mental health problems. Approaches to primary and secondary prevention. Lectures, presentations by invited experts, and student presentations. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5240 EPIDEMIOLOGY I - INTRODUCTORY EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
An overview of epidemiology - uses, methods, and data sources. Descriptive and analytical epidemiology. Lectures and assignments in which students will work with data and will gain experience in critically reviewing epidemiologic literature. Prerequisites: EPI 5242 (Biostatistics I) or equivalent; may be taken concurrently with the permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5242 (Biostatistics I) or equivalent; may be taken concurrently. Permission of instructor.
EPI5241 EPIDEMIOLOGY II - ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
This second level epidemiology course covers major principles of design, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic research. Material presented in a quantitative manner. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 (Epidemiology I) and EPI 6276 (Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology); EPI 6276 may be taken concurrently with the permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5240 (Epidemiology I) and EPI 6276 (Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology).
EPI5243 GUIDED RESEARCH PROJECTS (3 units)
Practical experience of the application of epidemiologic methods. The student will participate in one or more research projects underway in the Department, and will gain experience in the day-to-day management of the project, in data collection, in data analysis and report preparation.
EPI5244 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
The content of this seminar course is flexible, covering issues of current debate in communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology: Presentations by participants and invited experts and seminar discussion. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 and permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5240 and EPI5242 and permission of instructor.
EPI5251 MEASUREMENT IN HEALTH (3 units)
An overview of measurement theory as applied to health measurement; a review of existing measurements of health status in clinical and research applications, plus practical experience of how to develop and test new measurement methods. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5271 HEALTH PROMOTION (3 units)
Origins, theories and techniques of health promotion at the individual and community levels. Examination of current health promotion activities in Canada and elsewhere. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5281 DEVELOPMENTS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Major new developments in epidemiology, conceptualization of research topics and objectives for the thesis. Critical appraisal of current and classical literature in epidemiology. Seminars on current topics. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5330 VITAL AND HEALTH STATISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHY (3 units)
Techniques of demography, health and vital statistics with particular reference to health care and epidemiologic research. The Canadian demographic structure and trends, vital registration procedures, calculation and interpretation of vital rates, life table analysis and record linkage. Lectures and exercises. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI5340 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL METHODS (1.5 units)
Major principles of study design and analysis: validity in epidemiologic studies; precision and statistics in epidemiology studies; confounding; additive and multiplicative interaction; stratified analysis; regression models; regression modeling; bias analysis; analytical strategy. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242
EPI5341 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS (1.5 units)
Interpretation of epidemiologic research and some specific topics: complex survey data analysis; attributable risk, odds ratio and relative risk estimation in multivariate analysis; combined effect of multiple exposures and interaction measures; chronic disease screening and surveillance; environmental epidemiology. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5342 GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY (1.5 units)
Scope of genetic epidemiology, including an overview of types of human genetic variation, approaches to gene discovery vs. gene characterization. Specific issues include: assessment of effect of family history on disease risk; measurement of genetic variation, genotyping errors and factors affecting these; study designs specially adapted to genetic epidemiology – family based designs (e.g. case-parent trio, case-sib designs), case-only designs; candidate gene and genome-wide association approaches to genetic association; gene-environment and gene-gene interaction; Integration of evidence; evaluation of potential value of genetic information in screening (e.g. newborn screening), family history tools and genetic testing. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5343 OUTCOME MEASURES IN HEALTH RESEARCH (1.5 units)
Technical review of the design requirements for outcome measures in health research and clinical trials; a historical review of the evolution of such measures and a survey of the quality of existing instruments in various fields of health research (disability, quality of life, mental health, pain, etc.). This course is designed for students who will need to use and interpret health measures in their research. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5344 SURVIVAL ANALYSIS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES (1.5 units)
Exploration of methods for the analysis of data which includes information about the time when an event occurred. Non-regression methods of analyzing survival data, including actuarial life tables, the Kaplan-Meier method, the log-rank test, and person-time. The hazard curve and its links to incidence rate/density. Proportional hazards regression modelling (Cox modelling) including interpretation of model parameters, model building strategies and assessing the fit of the model. Methods to handle time varying covariates and non-proportional hazards will be discussed. Classes will include hands-on modeling examples using SAS statistical software. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5345 APPLIED LOGISTIC REGRESSION (1.5 units)
Foundation of model estimation: maximum likelihood; modeling dichotomous outcome (dependent) variables: logistic regression; logistic models with several independent variables; interpretation of model parameters; model-building strategies; assessing the fit of the model; regression diagnostics. Classes will include hands-on modeling examples using SAS statistical software. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5346 APPLIED LONGITUDINAL AND CLUSTERED DATA ANALYSIS (1.5 units)
Introduction to longitudinal (repeated measures) and clustered data and overview of regression models for correlated data; linear mixed effects models: modelling the mean; modelling the covariance structure; generalized estimating equations and generalized linear mixed effects models; regression diagnostics; missing data and drop-out; case studies. Classes will include hands-on modeling examples using SAS statistical software. Prerequisite: EPI5340
EPI5242 BIOSTATISTICS I (3 units)
Building on the students' prior background in statistics, this course explores the use of mathematical models in statistical data analysis. Topics include analysis of categorical data, choice of linear vs non-linear models, estimation of parameters, testing of hypotheses by parametric and non-parametric methods, analysis of variance, linear and logistic regression models, introduction to survival analysis. This course may also be offered in French: EPI 5642. Prerequisite: Basic course in Statistics and permission of the program director.
EPI6126 ADVANCED HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Exploration of advanced healthcare epidemiology topics including pandemic planning, emergency preparedness, environmental considerations, healthcare surveillance techniques, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, antimicrobial control programs, blood safety, developing and delivering educational programs, healthcare organization and administration, healthcare epidemiology research design. Lectures, presentations by invited experts, workshops and student presentations. Pre-requisites: EPI 5240, EPI 5126.
EPI6178 INTERVENTION STUDIES IN HEALTH RESEARCH (3 units)
Practical introduction to intervention studies in the health field, including experimental and quasi-experimental studies and clinical and community trials. Question formulation; conduct of literature reviews; design issues (choice of research design and study population, implications for validity of results); ethical issues; instrument development; data collection and management; approach to data analysis; report writing and presentation. Examples drawn from both population and clinical research. Development and presentation of proposal for an intervention study. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI6179 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN MEDICINE (3 units)
A laboratory course introducing health researchers to packaged computer programs for data analysis. Applications of these programs to the participants' own research, the organization of large data files and the choice between different types of computers. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI6181 SOCIAL ASPECTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
This course will analyze the way in which behavioural, social and emotional forces influence patterns of disease. The links between these processes and physiological changes; inferences on how best to intervene to modify "lifestyle" risk factors; recent prevention and health promotion trials will be reviewed. May also be offered in French: EPI 6581. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI6182 POPULATION HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT II (3 units)
Scientific methods for population health risk assessment; characterization of population health risks, and attendant uncertainties; risk modeling; combining risk information from different sources; risk acceptability; principles of risk management decision making; evidence-based risk management policy development; audit and evaluation of risk interventions; priority setting; case studies on current population health risk assessment issues. Term paper on a current methodological issue in population health risk assessment required Exclusion: PHR 6182. Prerequisites: EPI 5240, EPI 5242, and EPI 5181, or equivalents and permission of the program director.
EPI6188 SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSIS (3 units)
Approaches to the systematic review of evidence in the health sciences. Searching for the evidence, selection of studies, quality and validity of included studies, heterogeneity, statistical analysis and other quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will be required to do a meta-analysis on a topic of their own interest. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 and permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5240 and EPI5242 and permission of instructor.
EPI6189 CLINICAL DECISION MAKING (3 units)
Theories of decision making and their validity in health care applications. Comparison of decision support methods: decision analysis, utility assessment techniques, patient aids, practice guidelines, care maps. Methods for developing, evaluating, and disseminating decision support tools in clinical practice. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 and permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5240 and EPI5242 and permission of instructor.
EPI6276 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Application of advanced topics in statistical methods for epidemiologic data analysis: logistic regression and discriminant analysis, Poisson regression, contingency table analysis (including log-linear modelling), time series, survival analysis, Cox regression with and without time-dependent covariates, principle components and factor analysis. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 and permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5242 or equivalent, and EPI 5241 (may be done concurrently), or permission of the professor.
EPI6277 BIOSTATISTICS II (3 units)
Focus on the statistical analysis of more than one variable and/or more than two groups. Topics covered include the analysis of variance, multiple linear regression and multivariate analysis topics such as the linear discriminant analysis. Statistical analysis relevant to clinical medicine will be discussed in detail with relevant examples from clinical research papers. Prerequisite: EPI 5242 or equivalent and permission of the program director.
EPI6278 ADVANCED CLINICAL TRIALS (3 units)
Lectures and laboratories on the detailed principles, design, methodology and statistical techniques associated with clinical trials. Emphasis on emerging topics and procedures. Prerequisites: EPI 5242 and EPI 6178 and permission of the program director. Prerequisites: EPI5242 and EPI6178 and permission of instructor.
EPI6282 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMMUNITY MEDICINE (3 units)
Current Community Health topics will be reviewed. Weekly seminars, written assignments, discussions, research meetings and presentations by students and invited speakers. Each student must present two seminars. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI6283 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Issues in and methodology of pharmacoepidemiology. Discussion on the biases and confounders possible at every stage of a pharmacoepidemiological study, in drug utilization review, drug effectiveness, risk/benefit assessment and other topics. This course will normally be given every second year. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 or equivalent and permission of the program director. Prerequisite: EPI5240 or equivalent and permission of instructor.
EPI6344 CURRENT ISSUES IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (1.5 units)
Topics will be selected based on student and faculty interests. Depending on the topics, the course may be given as formal lectures or in seminar format with presentations by participants and invited experts followed by in-class discussion. Prerequisites: EPI 5240 and EPI 5242 or permission of the program director.
EPI6181 SOCIAL ASPECTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
This course will analyze the way in which behavioural, social and emotional forces influence patterns of disease. The links between these processes and physiological changes; inferences on how best to intervene to modify "lifestyle" risk factors; recent prevention and health promotion trials will be reviewed. May also be offered in French: EPI 6581. Prerequisite: Permission of the program director.
EPI7184 HEALTH POLICY (3 units)
Exploration of key issues relating to health policy within and outside Canada. Topics covered: rationale for public provision and funding of health care in Canada; historical and current perspectives regarding structure and process of the Canadian health care system; specific micro and macro policy issues relating to health and health care provision (Canadian and international).
ERG5523 L'ENVIRONNEMENT PHYSIQUE, SOCIAL, CULTUREL ET INSTITUTIONNEL (1.5 units)
Étude théorique et pratique des multiples environnements qui exercent une influence sur, et qui sont influencés par, l'activité humaine. Concomitant: ERG 5511.
ERG5721 DIMENSIONS DE LA PERSONNE (3 units)
Étude du développement de l'être humain de la naissance à la mort, dans ses dimensions physiques, cognitives, perceptuelles, affectives, ainsi que de l'importance relative de chacune de ces dimensions pour l'activité humaine. Concomitant: ERG 5511.
ERG5731 ATTEINTES À LA SANTÉ PHYSIQUE DES PERSONNES (3 units)
Analyse des processus pathogènes qui portent atteinte à la santé physique ainsi que des problèmes fonctionnels connexes.
ERG5732 ATTEINTES À LA SANTÉ MENTALE DES PERSONNES (3 units)
Analyse des processus pathogènes qui portent atteinte à la santé mentale ainsi que des problèmes fonctionnels connexes.
MGT5102 QUALITATIVE RESERACH METHODS (3 units)
Designing qualitative studies, collecting and analyzing qualitative data, attaining research credibility, and writing a qualitative research report. Topics will include the case study, ethnography, phenomenology and grounded theory. Introduction to the use of qualitative data analysis software (such as N-Vivo). Critical evaluation of qualitative studies. Exclusion: MGT7302
MHA6212 GOVERNANCE AND ETHICAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (1.5 units)
Governance models for health care organizations. Definition, resolution and handling of ethical problems of administrators, professionals and researchers in health organizations. Reconciliation of conflicting interests of the stakeholders according to ethical principles.
MHA6301 POPULATION HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 units)
Provides a survey of epidemiology; viewed through a "population health" lens. Course will provide a survey of: measures of health status (including measures of mortality and morbidity); and measures of association. The basic epidemiological designs (observational, case-control, cohort, time series, and randomized control studies) will be reviewed. The factors affecting the precision and validity of these studies (e.g. statistical power, confounding, effect modification, and causality criterion) will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on equipping students with an ability to critically evaluate clinical, epidemiological, and health administration evidence in support of decisions. Guidance will also be provided to help select appropriate outcome indicators and critically evaluate interventions/programs. Students will get hands on experience computing effect measures (e.g. odds, ratios) from study results, as well as with assessing the precision and validity of results. Prerequisite: MBA 5300
MHA6351 HEALTH ECONOMICS (3 units)
The course provides a macro-economic perspective on the demand and supply of healthcare, highlighting the market failures that are archetypical within the health domain. It contrasts Welfarist and Extra-Welfarist perspectives on resource allocation (contrasting technical versus allocative efficiency). The course will also review cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility approaches of evaluating health interventions; and in so doing the course will provide students an opportunity for hands-on computation (workshops). The course will also consider the issue of equity and methods for incorporating equity into health economic evaluations.
MHA6360 HEALTH CARE IN CANADA - OVERVIEW (3 units)
The Canadian system specificity. History, jurisdictions, legislative framework. The thirteen provincial/territorial systems. Expenditures, financing, public/private roles. Human resources, health professions. Delivery of insured/non-insured services: medical care, community care, integrated care issues, other stakeholders and services, current issues. Health policy development: actors, processes, history of ideas, successes and failures. Government relations. Governance. Current domestic health care issues.
MHA6361 LEADING STRATEGY AND CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (3 units)
Strategic leadership in health care. Mission, vision and goals, building stakeholder relations. Environmental forces and new health care trend analysis, building internal resources and capabilities. Impact of public policy and regionalization on organizational strategy. Inter-organizational collaboration, public-private partnerships. Managing politics and strategic issues. Evaluating, choosing and implementing strategies in dynamic health care environments, measuring performance. Strategic change simulation in a health care context. Managing change in health care settings. Understanding individual, organizational and institutional level changes. Diffusion of change and innovation in health care. Prerequisite: MBA 5260
MHA6370 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS (3 units)
Overview of current developments, issues and challenges in the emerging field of health informatics. Historical development as well as basic foundations of health informatics including theoretical, methodological and ethical/legal underpinnings will be studied. Critical examination of information management principles and methods in Canadian health care organizations both public and private. Emerging applications in health informatics as well as approaches to understanding and evaluating these applications. Identification of the issues that CIO’s face in their attempts to provide the right information to the right people, at the right time.
MIC8122 ADVANCED TOPICS IN IMMUNOLOGY (3 units)
Focus on cellular immunology, including thymocyte maturation, induction and regulation of cellular responses, immune responses to pathogens, immunological memory, tolerance. Student assessments to be conducted by two methods: Weekly assessment of student presentations and participation in class discussions; assessment of take-home assignments such as completion of a research grant on a topic covered in the course. To be offered alternate years subject to sufficient demand. Prerequisite: MIC 4125 or equivalent.
MIC8227 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF HUMAN DISEASES (3 units)
Topics to include structure and function of the human genome, i.e. genetic and physical mapping of the human genome, the human genome project, disease gene cloning, and the genetics of host resistance. Topics on selected diseases will focus on pathogenetic mechanisms, genetic diagnostics and gene therapy. Same course as BCH8105. Offered alternate years; alternates with BCH8103. Prerequisite: BPS4101 or equivalent with the permission of the instructor.
MIC8236 ADVANCED TOPICS IN VIROLOGY (3 units)
An in-depth presentation of current topics in virological research. Topics will vary from year to year. To be offered every alternate year subject to sufficient demand. Prerequisite: MIC 4126 or equivalent.
MIC8238 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BACTERIOLOGY - MECHANISMS OF PATHOGENESIS (3 units)
Recent advances and current topics in selected areas of bacteriology with emphasis on mechanisms of pathogenesis. Students present and discuss journal articles. Offered every alternate year subject to sufficient demand. Prerequisite: MIC 4124 or its equivalent.
MIC8401 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BACTERIAL GENETICS (3 units)
Microbial genetic and genomic methods: origin, purpose and functioning. Analysis and use of genomes to study bacterial pathogenesis and host-microbe interactions. Prerequisite: MIC5224 or equivalent.
MIC8500 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH-RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (3 units)
Recent advances and current topics in selected areas of health-related environmental microbiology. Topics reflect student interest. Offered in alternate years subject to sufficient demand. Prerequisite: MIC 5500 or equivalent.
NSG6133 DECISION MAKING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE (3 units)
Examination of decision models as they relate to decision making at the patient, practitioner, and policy
maker levels. Study of the patient decision making process. Exploration of decision support strategies and
evaluation of practitioner’s decision support skills.
NSG6160 POLICY, POLITICAL ACTION AND CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE (3 units)
Policy analysis, political action, organization and change theories. Acquisition of advanced nursing practice skills in policy and organizational analysis, application
of change theory, lobbying, negotiating and strategizing.
NSG7103 DECISION MAKING IN NURSING (3 units)
Analysis and synthesis of decision and change models at client, practitioner and policy maker levels. In-depth
exploration of selected conceptual, methodological, and design challenges to improve decision-making capacities
of populations or to promote uptake of evidence-based nursing practices. (Course is reserved for PhD students.)
NSG7104 EVALUATING COMPLEX NURSING INTERVENTIONS (3 units)
Discussion of design issues associated with complex interventions. Exploration of strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating programs targeted to
changing multiple levels of health care. Analysis of models,
evidence, and policies appropriate to intervention design and examination of barriers to effective change. (Course is reserved for PhD students.)
PSY6202 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE (6 units)
Advanced seminar course integrating behavioural analyses with aspects of neural circuits mediating and regulating these behaviours. Prerequisite: Adequacy in background knowledge as assessed by one of the coordinators prior to commencement of course.
PSY6905 PSYCHOLOGIE COMMUNAUTAIRE / COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY (3 units)
Étude du contexte sociohistorique de la psychologie communautaire. Valeurs, paradigmes et objectifs. Santé mentale communautaire, prévention primaire, et stratégies d’intervention. / Socio-historical context of community psychology. Values, paradigms, and objectives. Community mental health, primary prevention and intervention strategies.
PSY6923 RECHERCHE SUR LE STRESS PSYCHOSOCIAL / PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESS RESEARCH (3 units)
Concepts et mesures du stress et des stresseurs. Analyse critique des modèles théoriques et des recherches empiriques concernant les événements de la vie, l’appréhension cognitive, les stratégies d’anticipation et de gestion du stress.
Constructs and measurements of stress and stressors. Critical analysis of theoretical models and empirical research of life events, cognitive appraisal, anticipation and coping strategies.
PSY6982 LA PSYCHOLOGIE ET LA SANTÉ / PSYCHOLOGY AND HEALTH (3 units)
Facteurs psychosociaux dans la santé mentale et physique. Approche biopsychosociale. Notions d’épidémiologie. Facteurs de risque, de maintien et de rémission. Stratégies d’intervention.
Psychosocial factors in physical and mental health. Bio-Psycho-Social approach. Notions of epidemiology. Risk, maintenance, and remission factors. Intervention strategies.
SOC5501 THÈMES EN SOCIOLOGIE OU EN ANTHROPOLOGIE (3 units)
Examen approfondi d'une problématique, d'un courant théorique ou d'une auteure ou d'un auteur contemporain en sociologie ou en anthropologie. Préalable : pour les étudiantes et les étudiants de 1:SUP.er:ESUP. cycle: SOC2704, SOC3504, SOC3506.
SOC7110 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES (3 units)
In depth examination of the main theoretical currents in sociology.
SOC7150 INTERETHNIC RELATIONS: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH (3 units)
Principal sociological theories in interethnic relations, and the use of these theories in the analysis of the social structure of a number of multiethnic societies, especially Canada.
SOC7170 POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY: CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF THEORIES AND RESEARCH (3 units)
In depth examination of the main concepts of political sociology such as power, the state, social classes, civil society, democracy, political space, political culture, and citizenship.