The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science degree (MSc) or to a doctoral (PhD) degree in neuroscience.
The Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is located at the Health Sciences Center of the University of Ottawa. Through its cross-appointed and adjunct members, the Department has research affiliations with the following institutes: the Loeb Research and University of Ottawa Heart Institutes at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus), the Royal Ottawa Hospital, the Canadian Red Cross, Health Canada, National Research Council and the Department of National Defense.
The objective of these programs is to help the student develop skills in methodology and critical analysis, and theoretical and practical knowledge. To acquire these abilities, students read the scientific literature; they carry out experiments in the laboratory and analyze the generated data and their results; and they present them in the form of research seminars or posters.
Graduates of the program will acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing scholarly publications and grant applications. A comprehensive set of courses, state-of-the-art research facilities and outstanding research opportunities ensures a career in neuroscience.
The Department is a participating unit in the collaborative program in human and molecular genetics at the master’s and the doctoral levels.
Most of the courses in these programs are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language used by the professor and the members of his or her research group.
In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
The programs operate within the general framework of the “General Regulations” of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.