Program structure

Type

Philosophiae Doctor (Ph. D.)

Number

3-465-1-0

Structure description

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits. There are six options:

  • Flexible Stream (Segment 70)
  • Molecular Genetics (Segment 71)
  • Structural Biology (Segment 72)
  • Human Genomics (Segment 73)
  • In Silico Biochemistry (Segment 74)
  • Cellular Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes (Segment 75)

Research must be done as a residency at either Université de Montréal or a research laboratory of an affiliated institute or hospital approved by the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Medicine.

Students are required to take seminar courses throughout the program.

Entry to PhD from MSc and direct entry to PhD from MSc without dissertation.
This program consists of 4 mandatory course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis. It also includes additional courses depending on candidates' needs. 

Direct entry to PhD from BSc.
This program consists of 4 mandatory course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis. Students must complete all master’s-level courses that relate to their chosen option for the PhD program.

Segment 70 Flexible Stream option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 70A Mandatory - 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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Block 70B Research and thesis Mandatory - 86 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
BCM 7290 Thesis 86  

Segment 71 Systems Biology option

This option consists of 1 mandatory course credit, 3 optional course credits and 86 credits for research and a thesis.

Block 71A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
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BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description

Block 71B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
BCM 7920 Thesis 86  

Segment 73 Human Genomics option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 73A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description

Block 73B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
BCM 7920 Thesis 86  

Segment 74 In Silico Biochemistry option

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 74A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description

Block 74B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
BCM 7920 Thesis 86  

Segment 75 Cellular Dynamics of Macromolecular Complexes

All credits in this option are mandatory. Out of the 90 credits, 86 are for research and a thesis.

Block 75A Mandatory – 4 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 70511 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70512 Advanced Scientific Communication 1.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70521 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.1 0
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description
BCM 70522 Advanced Scientific Communication 2.2 2
Students give a written and oral presentation about their research project: relevant scientific literature as well as method and problem selected for the research project. They also participate in the seminars of other students.
See detailed description

Block 75B Research and Thesis Mandatory – 86 credits

Course Title Credits Period  
BCM 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination 0  
BCM 7920 Thesis 86  

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