The Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of science (MSc) and Doctor of philosophy (PhD) in cellular and molecular medicine.
The objective of the program is to prepare candidates for a career in university teaching and research. During training, the student will develop a critical approach to published work and to his own work. Graduates acquire an excellent knowledge of their chosen field and a general understanding of the areas related to their own particular research project. They must demonstrate research skills and credibility as professionals in their area of research.
Most research groups of the Department are part of a research centre. In fact, much of the research is now focused within recently established research centres including the Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, the Kidney Research Centre, and the Centre for Research in Biopharmaceuticals. Members of the Department are involved in three main research fields: growth and development, pharmacology, and physiology. Further information is posted on the departmental website.
The Department is a participating unit in the collaborative programs in bioinformatics (at the master’s level), in human and molecular genetics (at the master’s and doctoral levels), and in pathology and experimental medicine (at the master's and 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.