Graduate Program in Clinical Epidemiology
The program in clinical epidemiology is aimed at university graduates intending a career in health services, faculty members seeking advanced training in clinical epidemiology, medical doctors and health care professionals interested in health care delivery research.
Participants in the clinical epidemiology program develop strong research skills and gain knowledge through core courses, research seminars and the completion of research projects.
Students can choose from three programs:
Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology: Students must successfully complete three courses - Biostatistics (6262), Basic Clinical Epidemiology (6250), and Clinical Research Design (6255). Attendance at scheduled epidemiology seminars is mandatory. There is no research project requirement.
MSc in Clinical Epidemiology: Required courses are 6262, 6250, 6255 and Applied Data Analysis for Epidemiology (6260) and one other course recommended by your supervisory committee. Attendance at scheduled epidemiology seminars is mandatory.
The MSc requires completion of an approved research project and a thesis. Normally the student will have contacted a supervisor before applying to the degree program and discussed a potential research question. The supervisor will be a faculty member who has agreed to support the student's research by providing supervision, space, equipment and research funds. The student is expected to develop a research question with clinical relevance, and to play a central role in project design, data collection and analysis. Students cannot be admitted to the degree program without a research project in place.
PhD in Clinical Epidemiology: The PhD program requires students to take all courses required by the MSc, plus one or more additional courses as recommended by the supervisor. These courses may be taken at a University other than Memorial University. The PhD requires completion of an approved research project and a thesis.
Upon admission to the PhD program, a student must take the comprehensive examination before the end of the seventh semester as required by the general University regulations. The comprehensive exam will consist of both a written and an oral component. The specific areas to be examined will be chosen by an examination committee in consultation with the student's supervisor.
In all cases, students must meet the general admission requirements for graduate students at Memorial University. Either of the degree programs may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. University regulations mandate that any degree must be completed within seven years.
Courses 6262 and 6250 are normally offered only in the fall semester, and 6255 and 6260 only in the winter semester. Individual course instructors will determine class size limits.
Deadlines for submission of complete applications:
For enrollment in the FALL semester:
Full-time (MSc or PhD) May 31st
Part-time (MSc, PhD or Diploma) July 31st
For enrollment in the WINTER semester:
Full-time (MSc or PhD) October 31st
Part-time (MSc, PhD or Diploma) November 30th
B. Barrett (MB, MSc, FRCPC) Professor, nephrology. Clinical epidemiology of kidney disease; clinical trials; meta-analysis and decision analysis; health services research.
M. Borgoankar (MD, MSc, FRCPC) Assistant Professor, gastroenterology. Clinical epidemiology of gastroenterologic disease; clinical trials; meta-analysis; economic analyses.
D. Craig (MD, FRCPC) Associate Professor, psychiatry. Clinical epidemiology of psychiatric disease.
J. Crane (MD, MSc, FRCPC) Assistant Professor, obstetrics and gynecology. Clinical epidemiology in obstetrics patients; clinical trials.
J. Fardy (MD, MSc, FRCPC) Associate professor, gastroenterology. Clinical epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease; meta-analysis.
G. Fox (MD, FRCPC) Associate professor, respirology and critical care medicine. Clinical research in ICU patients; clinical epidemiology of respiratory disease; Clinical trials.
M. Godwin (MD, MSc, FCFP) Director, Primary Healthcare Research Unit, Professor of Family Medicine
Primary care research, hypertension, care of the elderly, lifestyle issues, use of natural health products in children, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
J. Harnett (MB, BCh, FRCPC) Professor, nephrology. Clinical epidemiology of kidney disease; ethics.
G. Mugford (PhD, CMH) Program Coordinator. Clinical epidemiology of infectious disease; prescribing and usage of benzodiazepines; psychotherapy in the area of chronic diseases.
S. Murphy (MD, FRCPC) Assistant Professor, nephrology. Program co-ordinator. Clinical epidemiology of kidney disease; clinical trials; analytic methods in observational studies.
P. Parfrey (MD, FRCPC) University Research Professor, nephrology. Clinical epidemiology of kidney disease; clinical trials; genetic epidemiology; health care services delivery.
P. Rahman (MD, MSc, FRCPC) Assistant Professor, Rheumatology. Genetic epidemiology; genetics of psoriatic arthropathy, ankylosing spondylitis.
C. Way (PhD) Associate Professor, School of Nursing ). Qualitative research methods; patients perceptions of hemodialysis care; employee attitudes towards restructuring in acute care hospitals; clients needs in long-term care.
G. Worrall (MRSC, MRCGP, CCFP, MSc) Associate Professor, Family practice. Improving care in family practice; provision of long-term care in the frail elderly.
Gregory, Deborah (PhD)- Acute Care Reform and It's Implications for Systems and Provider Outcomes.
Sheppard, Duane (MSc) - Proton Pump Inhibitors in Bleeding Peptic Ulcer: A Meta Analysis.
Chandra, Sujata (MSc) - Transvaginal Ultrasound and Digital Examination in the prediction of Successful Labour Induction.
Mian, Samra (MSc) - Implementation of a Workplace Self-Management Program to Reduce Worker Absenteeism.
Dicks, Elizabeth (PhD) - Incident Renal Events and Risk Factors in ADPKD: A Population and Family Based Cohort Followed for 22 years.