Students are required to complete a total of 8.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs) to graduate. These include:
MSC 1000: Foundations in Translational Research (1.0 FCE)
Instructors: Joseph Ferenbok & Rich Foty
Translation is the process of moving knowledge between domains of inquiry. Broadly speaking, the goal is to help move discoveries, research, and knowledge from theoretical inquiry to real-world applications that improve human health.
- Discuss research, discovery, translation, and commercialization landscape,
- Explore key issues, tools, and perspectives on mobilizing knowledge,
- Understand translation thinking, TR tools, and the Translational Pathway(s)
- Engage in a broad range of TR conversations with multidisciplinary experts.
MSC 1002: Overview of Methods in Practices & Contexts (0.5 FCEs)
Instructor: Christopher Klinger
Explore the methods through which we acquire and make apparent knowledge in a variety of contexts, from early stakeholder engagement to implementation science.
- Critically engage with qualitative, design, and quantitative methods used to acquire and share knowledge
- Build skills such as interviewing, sketching, ideation, and qualitative user testing
- Gather evidence for iterative improvement of problem-solving designs
- Assess strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration and interaction
- Understand how knowledge generation and its application can lead to new and better ways of improving health care
MSC 1003: The Rhetoric of Science: Information, Media and Communication Literacy for the Sciences (0.5 FCEs)
Instructor: Sandy Marshall
Communicate clearly and persuasively. Learn how to communicate complex concepts to a range of target audiences to accomplish specific outcomes.
- Experiment with style, delivery, structure, and voice through weekly assignments,
- Collaborate with a community partner and propose a communication strategy to target a specific audience, and
- Communicate effectively through a substantive written assignment.
MSC 2021: Capstone Preparation (1.0 FCE)
Instructor: Adriana Ieraci
Make an immediate impact. Work with a partner client to practice the skills and tools that will be fundamental to the 2nd year capstone project.
- Apply Translational Thinking framework to better understand relationship between research and practice
- Explore problem space through environmental scans, market research, and primary qualitative and quantitative research
- Engage in user-centred design research and idea generation exercises