Courses

As of September 2012 it is mandatory for graduate students in the Department of Pediatrics to complete at least one of three pediatric courses available through the department as a requirement for completion of their degree.

As of September 5, 2017 it is mandatory for graduate students in the Department of Pediatrics to complete PAED 600: Critical Discussions of Biomedical and Clinical Research.

If you have any questions regarding courses not on this list, please contact the graduate studies coordinator or the chair of the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Committee.

Courses that are presently available as indicated below:


PAED 500 - Seminar Course in Pediatric Sciences

(Winter term) - A seminar course designed for study of current topics in child health research, specific to the student’s M.Sc. or PhD Program in the Department of Pediatrics.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: No pre or corequisites. Normally restricted to graduate students in pediatrics, however, graduate students in other programs may register with permission from the department and/or instructor(s).


PAED 543 - Children’s Health and the Environment

(Winter term) - A seminar designed to address the growing evidence and to recognize the role of early life environmental exposures (biological, physical, chemical and social) as major determinants of child and adult health.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: No pre or corequisites. Normally restricted to graduate students in pediatrics, however, graduate students in other programs may register with permission from the department and/or instructor(s).


PAED 567 Reading Course in Pediatric Sciences

(Either term) - A reading course designed for in-depth, individual study of a specific topic on pediatric medicine related to the student’s M.Sc. or PhD Program in the Department of Pediatrics. As this is an individual study course, you will need to develop a course outline with a course supervisor which must be approved by the graduate studies program director prior to being registered in the course. Contact the Pediatric Graduate Studies Office to obtain a sample outline template.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: No pre or corequisites. Normally restricted to graduate students in pediatrics.

Please Note: PAED 567 is an independent study course and is NOT available to students as a course to fulfill the mandatory pediatric course requirement. Students who choose to take PAED 567 will still be required to take one of the two mandatory pediatric courses.


PAED 600 - Critical Discussions of Biomedical and Clinical Research

(Fall term) - This course follows a "discovery learning" format to critically evaluate scientific literature in a round table discussion. This course centres on principles of biomedical and clinical research as presented in the health sciences literature related to maternal and child health.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: Normally restricted to graduate students in pediatrics, however, graduate students in other programs may register with permission from the department and/or instructor(s).


PAED 610 - Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammation-Driven Diseases

This will be an advanced immunology course centered on an understanding of inflammation and disease. The format of the course will be didactic teaching with 2-3 classes dedicated to seminar discussion of a selected research article. The discussion for this course will be focused on discovery science achievements linked to translational medicine.

Prerequisite or Corequisites: Restricted to graduate students in year 2 and beyond. Prerequisites of MMI 436/MED 536, Biochemistry 410/510, IMIN452/MMI552 or consent of the course co-ordinator. Open to eligible graduate student from other departments.