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Master of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology with Major Research Paper

On the following page, you will find the proposed course sequence for theMaster of Science (MSc) in Epidemiology with Major Research Paper.
  • 2-year program (average duration)

    • This program includes MED 81661,MED 81662, EPI 5240, EPI 6178, EPI 5242, 9 optional course units, 9 elective course units, the seminar course EPI 5366 and the research project EPI 7998.

    • For the complete program requirements and course descriptions.

  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your particular program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.

    • Course sequences are only guidelines.

    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years, and some less often.

  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enroll in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.

Scroll down to the bottom page to see:

  • the important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program

  • the toolbox (Links to forms, the description of the courses and other useful links)

First Term
(Fall)

Courses

  • EPI 5240 Epidemiology I- Introductory Epidemiology

  • EPI 5242 Biostatistics I

  • EPI 6178 Intervention Studies in Health Research

  • MED 81661 Professionalism and Professional Skills

  • EPI 5366 Seminar (1st half)

Milestone

  • You must take MED 8166 during your first term. You cannot defer this course to a subsequent term.

Second Term
(Winter)

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved courses

  • Elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level

  • MED 81662 Professionalism and Professional Skills

  • EPI 5366 Seminar (2nd half)

Milestones

  • Attend the EPI Annual Research Day

Third Term
(Spring/summer)

Courses

  • (If required) Optional course units from the list of approved courses

  • (If required) Elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level

  • EPI 7998 Research Paper

Milestones

  • Submit your Abstract form and Protocol by June 1.

  • Submit your Annual Research Paper Progress Report by June 30.

Note

  • If the Abstract form and Protocol is not completed and approved on time, enrolment for future terms will be blocked.

  • If you wish to transfer from the MSc to the PhD program (fast track), you must be in the thesis stream.

  • List of optional approved EPI graduate course.

  • List of elective courses in epidemiology at the graduate level
    Elective course units may also be selected from graduate courses offered by other departments with the approval of the Epidemiology Graduate Studies Committee.

  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.

  • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years, and others less often.

  • MED 8166 part 1 and 2 is compulsory for all students enrolled in an MSc program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops. 

EPI 7998 (Continuous activities)

  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the Research Paper (EPI 7998), you must maintain your enrolment during every term until the activity is completed.

  • After your first (manual) enrolment to EPI 7998, all subsequent enrolments are automatic, unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manually enroll once you have arranged to have your hold lifted.

EPI 5366 Seminar Series

  • Enrolment to EPI 5366 is not automatic.
    You must enroll to this continuous activity in your uoZone account before the deadline.

  • EPI 5366 involves participating in Research Day.

Fourth Term
(Fall)

Courses

  • EPI 7998 Research Paper

  • (If required) Optional and/or elective course units in Epidemiology at the graduate level

Fifth Term
(Winter)

Course

  • EPI 7998 Research Paper

Sixth Term
(Spring-summer)

Course

  • EPI 7998 Research Paper

Milestones