University Courses

Members of PRAM offer several three-credit and one-credit courses in masters and PhD programmes in the department of Family Medicine at McGill.

  • FMED604 Advanced Participatory Research is a compulsory three-credit course focusing on governance and methods.
    Brief Description: Advanced participatory research moves through principles and common applications to methods and their implementation.
    Course outline: FMED604_2020 Fall_syllabus
  • FMED603 Participation and partnerships is a one-credit fall course available online.
    Course Outline: FMED603_foundations_syllabus_Final
  • FMED615 Integrated Knowledge Translation & Exchange is a 1-credit online summer course. This course is intended for primary health care practitioners, planners, and researchers interested to learn about integrated and participatory approaches to knowledge translation and exchange (KTE). The one-credit course covers behaviour change models; critical evaluation and integration of evidence from different sources; using evidence for accountability in health services; and communicating evidence to different audiences.
    Course outline: FMED615 course outline 2021
  • FMED506 Indigenous perspectives: Decolonising approaches to health is a one credit course introducing Indigenous health.
    Brief Description: This graduate foundation course explores Indigenous-grounded health promotion in primary health care, with the goal to foster more meaningful patient and community engagement in research and health care. The course involves five sessions each of three hours. Class discussions will draw on diverse ways of knowing and living, enriched by readings, participant-led assignments and group interaction with facilitators (Indigenous elders, patients, health workers and faculty).
    Course outline: FMED506_Course Outline_2018_02_01
  • FMED621 Participatory health systems: maternal and child health. Approved online course. (Not currently running.)
  • FMED702 Advanced Uses of Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping.
    Brief Description: Implementation, uses, analysis and interpretation of fuzzy cognitive mapping.
    Course outline: FMED702-FCM-2019

The purpose of the Masters degree in Epidemiology program is to develop a group of professionals who can support communities to gain voice in the planning process. The program includes skills to conduct and train others in methods for evidence-based planning. A combination of supervised academic work, field experience and training of others is required, with a thesis based on a scientific article published in a peer-reviewed, indexed journal. The doctoral program (due to re-start) aims to qualify a smaller number of professionals with the ability to design and negotiate entire projects and programs and take responsibility for bringing these to successful completion. Candidates must complete advanced course work, pass a doctoral examination, have several years of field experience, be fluent in English and another working language, and produce at least three articles published in indexed, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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