Admission

Faculty of Medicine

PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Program structure

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Graduate 3-525-1-1

Course listing

Official title
Type Philosophiae Doctor (Ph. D.)
Number 3-525-1-1

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits. Students may take the Flexible Stream option (Segment 70) or the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics option (Segment 71).

The doctorate program consists of 90 credits. This program has three options:

  • General option (Segment 70)
  • Molecular Physiology and Biophysics option (Segment 71)
  • Cardiovascular Physiology option (Segment 72)
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Segment 70 Flexible Stream option

Number of credits: 82 mandatory credits for research and a thesis, 2 credits from optional courses and 6 elective credits.

Candidates registered in this option must have completed the mandatory courses (except the seminars) specific to the General option of the Master's in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology or the equivalent. If not, courses PSL 6090, PLU 6044 and MMD 6005R will be added to the student's doctorate program as complementary courses.

Block 70A

Optional - 2 credits
Students must obtain 2 credits over 2 years by taking the 2 consecutive components of a same course category. PSL 60521 and PSL 60522 are equivalent to PSL 6052. PSL 60531 and PSL 60532 are equivalent to PSL 6053.

PSL 60521 PhD Seminar 1.1

Students in the physiology program present and discuss their research projects. Notes: Students in the program must give a presentation and attend at least 20 seminars during the first year of the program. Mandatory at the PhD level.

0 Credits

PSL 60611 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.1

Invited speakers as well as students enrolled in this option examine, present and discuss research projects. Students must attend at least 10 seminars per year.

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60612 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.2

Day course 1 Credits

PSL 60621 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.1

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60622 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.2

Day course 1 Credits

Block 70B

Elective – 6 credits
From the list of available Physiology courses or any other course deemed relevant to the student's program.

Block 71D Research and thesis

Mandatory – 82 credits

PSL 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination

0 Credits

Segment 71 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics option

Number of credits: 81 mandatory credits, of which 79 are for research and a thesis, 3 credits from optional courses and 6 credits from elective courses.

Candidates registered in this option must have completed the mandatory courses (except the seminars) specific to the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics option of the Master's in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology or the equivalent. If not, courses PSL 6020 or PLS 6021, PLU 6044 and MMD 6005R will be added to the student's doctorate program as complementary courses.

Block 71A

Mandatory – 2 credits
Students must obtain 2 credits over 2 years by taking the 2 consecutive components of a same course category. PSL 60521 and PSL 60522 are equivalent to PSL 6052. PSL 60531 and PSL 60532 are equivalent to PSL 6053.

PSL 60521 PhD Seminar 1.1

Students in the physiology program present and discuss their research projects. Notes: Students in the program must give a presentation and attend at least 20 seminars during the first year of the program. Mandatory at the PhD level.

0 Credits

PSL 60611 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.1

Invited speakers as well as students enrolled in this option examine, present and discuss research projects. Students must attend at least 10 seminars per year.

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60612 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.2

Day course 1 Credits

PSL 60621 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.1

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60622 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.2

Day course 1 Credits

Block 71B

Optional – 6 credits
From the list of available Physiology courses (COURSE PSL 6090 IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED) or courses offered by other basic science departments of the Faculty of Medicine that are relevant to the student's research project.

Block 71C

Optional – 3 credits

PSL 6020 Methods in Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Invited speakers as well as students enrolled in this option examine, present and discuss research projects. Students must attend at least 10 seminars per year.

Day course 3 Credits

PSL 6021 Molecular and Structural Physiology

Relationships between the structure and function of ion channels and transporters. Primary and secondary active transport. Vector transport systems. Membrane receptors. Regulation of electrolytes, pH and glucose.

Day course 3 Credits

Block 71D Research and thesis

Mandatory – 79 credits

PSL 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination

0 Credits

Segment 72 Cardiovascular Physiology option

Number of credits: 82 mandatory credits, of which 79 are for research and a thesis, and 8 or 9 credits from optional courses.

Candidates registered in this option must have completed the mandatory courses (except the seminars) specific to the Cardiovascular Physiology option of the Master's in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology or the equivalent. If not, courses PSL 6090, PSL 6170, PLU 6044 and MMD 6005R will be added to the student's doctorate program as complementary courses.

Block 72A

Optional – 2 credits
Students must obtain 2 credits over 2 years by taking the 2 consecutive components of a same course category. Courses PSL 60611 and PSL 60612 are excluded from the choices if they were taken at the master's level.

PSL 60521 PhD Seminar 1.1

Students in the physiology program present and discuss their research projects. Notes: Students in the program must give a presentation and attend at least 20 seminars during the first year of the program. Mandatory at the PhD level.

0 Credits

PSL 60611 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.1

Invited speakers as well as students enrolled in this option examine, present and discuss research projects. Students must attend at least 10 seminars per year.

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60612 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 1.2

Day course 1 Credits

PSL 60621 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.1

Day course 0 Credits

PSL 60622 Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 2.2

Day course 1 Credits

Block 72B

Mandatory – 3 credits

PSL 6081 Recent Data in the Cardiovascular Field

Presentations and discussions on recent discoveries related to heart and blood vessel physiology and neurohumoral regulation of cardiovascular function.

3 Credits

Block 72C

Optional – Minimum 6 credits, maximum 7 credits

GBM 6103A Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

Recap of signal processing and estimating principles. Biomedical engineering applications: detection, restoration and compression of biological signals, medical imaging processing, tomographic reconstructions, shape recognition. Note: Course given at Polytechnique Montréal. Students at Université de Montréal must obtain authorization to transfer credits under the agreement between Quebec universities (CRÉPUQ). For the schedule, visit www.polymtl.ca.

4 Credits

GBM 6105 Bioelectricity Principles

Bioelectricity concepts: membrane transport, cell potential and conduction. Conductive volumes and tissue impedance. Junctional transmission, biomagnetism, electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electromyogram. Note: Course given at Université de Montréal. Students at École Polytechnique must obtain authorization to transfer credits under the agreement between Quebec universities (CRÉPUQ).

3 Credits

PHL 6071 Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Animal models of human pathologies for the study of cardiovascular drugs. Pharmacodynamics and kinetics of these drugs. Clinical evaluation indexes.

3 Credits

Block 72D Research and thesis

Mandatory - 79 credits

PSL 7000 PhD Comprehensive Examination

0 Credits