Collaborative Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Course Work

The two courses are offered in a conventional classroom environment and students will be required to take each course only once in their graduate career. At the discretion of the student’s home program, MSK 9000 and MSK 9100 may be considered as replacements for required departmental credits (See CMHR Terms of Reference); MSK 9000 and MSK 9100 are each half-course equivalents; taken sequentially they represent one full course.

MSK 9000: Musculoskeletal Health Research A – Biomedical and Bioengineering Concepts

This course deals with fundamental biological and engineering concepts relevant to the musculoskeletal system. Topics include musculoskeletal anatomy, cell biology, biomechanics, physiology, pathology, biomaterials, tissue engineering and genetics. Students will gain experience in the critical appraisal of published studies. Emphasis is placed on the skills and knowledge needed to function as members of transdisciplinary research teams. Fall term: Two 1-hour sessions per week. Total 26 hours of class time.

MSK 9100: Musculoskeletal Health Research B – Fundamental Concepts in Clinical and Health Services Research

This course deals with the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and interventions for common musculoskeletal conditions. As well, fundamental aspects of the design and conduct of clinical and health services research will be presented. Students will gain experience in the critical appraisal of published studies. Emphasis is placed on communication, teamwork and the principles of knowledge translation. Winter term: Two 1-hour sessions per week. Total 26 hours of class time.