Collaborative Graduate Program in Musculoskeletal Health ResearchBone and Joint Institute

Participating Western Graduate Programs

Anatomy & Cell Biology

Biochemistry

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Medical Biophysics

Microbiology & Immunology

Physiology & Pharmacology

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Kinesiology

Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Levels of Study:

Master's level:

The Master's level Program provides study and focused research experience through frequent interaction with faculty who specialize in musculoskeletal health research; interaction among peers; participation in the community of scholars in seminars, workshops and retreats; and opportunities for advanced students to present their own research at conferences. Expectations of students include a working comprehension of how established techniques of research and inquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal health research.

Doctoral level:

The Doctoral Program provides advanced study and extensive research experience through frequent interaction with faculty who specialize in musculoskeletal health research; interaction among peers; participation in the community of scholars in seminars, workshops and retreats; and opportunities for advanced students to present their own research at national and international conferences. Expectations of Doctoral students include:

1) the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement research for the generation of new knowledge, applications and understanding at the forefront of musculoskeletal health research, and to adjust research design or methodology in the light of unforeseen problems;

2) the ability to make informed judgments on complex issues, sometimes requiring new methods; and

3) the capacity to undertake pure and/or applied research at an advanced level and to produce original research of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication.