Courses

Graduate Courses

Courses should be selected in consultation with the supervisor and/or supervisory committee. Currently, the Department of Physiology offers 24 Graduate-only Courses and 11 Joint Graduate-Undergraduate Courses. Therefore, it is expected that all students will have abundant choices from within the Department over the term of their degree. Since students registered will ultimately receive a degree in Physiology, it is important to get optimal exposure to courses based in this field and discipline.

Master of Science

A total of 1.5 full-credit equivalent (FCE) in Physiology courses, with the following guidelines:

  • 0.5 FCE in PSL1000H - Seminars in Physiology MSc (mandatory for all Graduate Students in Physiology).
  • 0.5 FCE in Physiology Graduate-only Courses.
  • 0.5 FCE with a choice of: Preferably, a Physiology graduate-only course or Physiology Joint Graduate-Undergraduate Course. Rarely, a course taken in another department**.

** Courses taken in other departments may be counted towards a degree, but only upon approval of the Graduate Coordinator and with no other appropriate courses available in the Department of Physiology. A Course Permission Form with full explanation must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.


Doctor of Philosophy

A total of 2.5 full-credit equivalent (FCE) in Physiology courses, with the following guidelines:

  • 0.5 FCE in PSL2000H - Seminars in Physiology PhD (mandatory for all Graduate Students in Physiology.
  • 0.5 FCE in Physiology Graduate-only Courses.
  • 0.5 FCE in PSL1066H - PhD Research Grant Proposal (mandatory for all PhD Students in Physiology).
  • 1.0 FCE with a choice of: Preferably, a Physiology graduate-only course or Physiology Joint Graduate-Undergraduate Course. Rarely, a course taken in another department**.

** Courses taken in other departments may be counted towards a degree, but only upon approval of the Graduate Coordinator and with no other appropriate courses available in the Department of Physiology. A Course Permission Form with full explanation must be completed and submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.

Up to 1.0 FCE can be claimed from the student's MSc program completed in another department or university, subject to approval by the Graduate Studies Committee. Students transferring from MSc in Physiology are required to complete 1.5 FCE since these students will have already fulfilled 1.0 FCE in the MSc.

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