Seminars and Courses

Students will be exposed to current research in the field through four forums: coursework, student-presented journal clubs and seminars on current topics, a seminar series of invited speakers, and the research environment of the laboratory. The course requirements for the Program in Medical Sciences are 9 Medical Sciences Graduate Program approved credits for a M.Sc. and 12 Medical Sciences Graduate Program approved credits for a Ph.D., for a listing of approved courses please check the following link:

http://education.med.ualberta.ca/Programs/MScPhD/MSGP/courses/Pages/default.aspx

An overview of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program of which Medical Genetics is a member is provided at:

http://education.med.ualberta.ca/Programs/MScPhD/msgp/Pages/default.aspx

MSc Students

A total of 9 approved graded course credits must be obtained.   At least 4 credits must come from MDGEN courses, including at least 3 credits from MDGEN 601(3*) or MDGEN 605 (3*). In addition, MDGEN 602 (1*) must be taken 3 times.

PhD students

A total of 12 approved graded course credits must be obtained. At least 8 credits must come from MDGEN courses, including at least 6 credits from MDGEN 601 (3*) or MDGEN 605 (3*). In addition, MDGEN 602 (1*) must be taken 3 times.

Students in the Ph.D. program who have previously completed a M.Sc. require 6 MSGP-approved credits, of which at least 4 should come from MDGEN courses.

Minimum passing grade

 Any requirements unique to the needs of the student will be set by the Supervisory Committee and approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

The minimum passing grade is C+ or better for undergraduate level courses and B or better for graduate level courses. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of B (GPA 3.0) or better throughout the course of the program.

Departmental Presentations

All students will attend all Departmental journal clubs even if not enrolled on MDGEN 602. Students in 4th year or higher will present a journal club. Students are encouraged to volunteer for additional journal club presentations during their graduate programs.

All graduate students will make an oral presentation as part of the Departmental Junior (in 2nd year) and Senior (in 4th year) seminar series. Following the seminar, faculty will meet briefly with the student to provide constructive comments.