Jun 20, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2024-2025 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2024-2025

Master of Science in Medical Sciences (Obstetrics and Gynecology)


The general description for the MSc in Medical Sciences– Obstetrics and Gynecology is as presented for all MSc programs in Medical Sciences (see Master of Science (Medical Sciences) ).

Students in the Maternal and Child Health (MatCH) scholarship program are also admitted to the Graduate Embedded Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Research. See Medical Sciences for the program requirements and the MatCH website for more information on the program.

OBGYN does not have a list of approved courses to be taken as part of the MSc or PhD requirements. Students will choose graduate level course(s) in consultation with their supervisor and supervisory committee. Students must receive approval prior to registration by emailing the Director of Graduate Studies for the program (and copying their supervisor and the Graduate Program Administrator). The email should include the course description and a rationale for how the course fits the research program of the student.

Program Core Competencies


The following are the program-specific requirements to satisfy the FoMD’s Program Core Competencies (See Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Program Core Competencies ):

1. Professional Development and Ethics


See GPS Ethics and Academic Citizenship Requirement  and Professional Development Requirement .

2. Communication


Students are required to attend OBGYN seminars and participate in the OBGYN Research Day on an annual basis. Seminar attendance and participation in the OBGYN Research Day are reported annually to the Graduate Program Administrator.

3. Critical Reading/Thinking


Students must complete 3 units of graduate level coursework to develop competency in Critical Reading/Thinking or Background Knowledge.

4. Background Knowledge


Students must complete 3 units of graduate level coursework to develop competency in Background Knowledge or Critical Reading/Thinking.

Thesis


Registration in 900-level THES. Students are required to prepare and defend a thesis on a topic approved by their supervisor and supervisory committee.

Transferring from an MSc to PhD


See FoMD Students Transferring from an MSc to PhD .