Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Course Requirements

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., listing of approved courses.

An overview of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program of which Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is a member.

MSc Students

A total of 9 approved graded course credits must be obtained. At least 4 credits must come from OPHTH courses, including at least 3 credits from OPHTH 600(6*), OPHTH 601(3*) or OPHTH 605 (3*).

PhD students

A total of 12 approved graded course credits must be obtained. At least 8 credits must come from OPHTH courses, including at least 6 credits from OPHTH 600 (6*), OPHTH 601(3*) or OPHTH 605 (3*).

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 OPHTH 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 attend all departmental Grand Rounds on Friday mornings and have multiple opportunities to attend a variety of seminars, such as:

  • Alberta Vision Net (AVN) Trainee Seminar Series
  • AVN Annual Research Day
  • OVS Research Day
  • OVS Journal Club

Examslink to information on supervision, oral examination and program completion

Graduate Manual - link to full graduate manual

Academic Integrity - link to polices related to student academic integrity in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry