The current course requirements are as follows:
The specific recommended courses would depend on the student's field of specialization, their interest in exploring focused areas in depth, and advice from their supervisor. These courses could be taken from the following list:
Additional “Make-up” courses:
Admission to the PhD program normally assumes that a student has a background in the core principles of health research methods at the MSc level, as would be obtained by students who have completed or transferred from the HRM MSc program. Students who have not completed relevant course work may be required to complete HRM courses to make-up these core competencies. These “make-up” courses are additional to the required minimum of 3 courses. All students are expected to have completed introductions to health research methods (equivalent to HRM 721) and biostatistics (equivalent to HRM 702) and health research methods (HRM 730 or HRM 751). Other required course equivalents are listed in the course requirement table below. Students who believe that they have obtained the required competencies in ways that are not reflected in their previous graduate coursework may, with the written support of their supervisory committee, request to the Assistant Dean, HRM that the requirement for a make-up course be waived
Required Course and Training for All Graduate Students
All HRM MSc students (course and thesis) must successfully complete SGS 101 and SGS 201. Refer to the SGS Graduate Calendar for additional information:
The comprehensive examination process within the HRM
Effective September 2007, the comprehensive examination process for the HRM
Candidates for the doctoral degree must complete a dissertation or thesis on an approved topic which must be based on research carried out within the program and defend the thesis at a final oral examination. The thesis will demonstrate the student's ability to develop
Students are expected to attend the rounds of the
Maximum Time Allowed To Complete The Degree
Full-time Ph.D. students who enter with a Master's degree are expected to complete their course work in the first year and the requirement for the comprehensive examination between 12 and 24 months after entry. The degree should be completed in four years. After four years’ students are not eligible for scholarship funding and are permitted only two more years before the School of Graduate Studies will advise you to withdraw due to time limits.
Part-time Ph.D. students who enter with a master's degree are expected to complete their course work by the end of the second year and the comprehensive requirement by 36 months after entry. The time for completion of the degree on a part-time basis is normally limited to eight years.
All the regulations of the School of Graduate Studies apply to these programs and students should consult the current Graduate Calendar.