Masters of Applied Science in Anatomical Sciences Education

Master of Applied Science in Anatomical Sciences Education

Anatomy lab
The Master of Applied Science in Anatomical Sciences Education, a research paper-based graduate program, is designed to develop expertise in the anatomical sciences, pedagogy, and education scholarship, with an emphasis on the application of this knowledge. Students will apply their expertise as anatomy teachers in the Faculty and will disseminate their own scholarly project.
 

Program Highlights

  • This program focuses on anatomy education and modern medical education principles.
  • Compulsory courses focused on anatomical sciences education and pedagogy are completed in the 1st year and application of teaching principles and acquired knowledge in the 2nd year in the form of a practicuum
  • Seminar course focused on Education Scholarship
  • Mandatory research project initiated in 2nd semester of first year and completed during 2nd year

 

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Program Description

42 units (Master’s with research paper)

  • 5 full time terms (20 consecutive months, with candidates beginning in the Fall semester (September) and completing their degree by the Winter semester (April) of their 2nd year
  • Compulsory courses focused on anatomical sciences education and pedagogy in the 1st year and application of teaching principles and acquired knowledge in the 2nd year
  • Seminar course focused on Education Scholarship
  • Mandatory research project initiated in 2nd semester of first year and completed during  2nd year, culminating in research paper
     

Application Deadlines

Fall 2023 Term March 1, 2023

 

Admission Requirements

To be eligible, candidates must have a Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) degree with specialization (or equivalent) in one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Human kinetics (kinesiology)
  • Biopharmaceutical, Biomedical or Health sciences

Minimum average of 75-79% (B+) required.

 
Documents Required for Admission
  • A letter of intent (one page-single-spaced) describing why you wish to complete the ASE program and how your previous experience/education makes you an ideal candidate for this Master of Applied Science degree.
  • Two letters of reference (one must be from an academic source)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • All university-level official transcripts
 
Language Requirements

Applicants must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English or French) in the program to which they are applying. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required. Most of the courses in this program are offered in English or French, with some courses offered in a bilingual setting (for example, the cadaveric laboratories will provide instruction in both languages at the same time).

Intake will only be for the Fall semester (to coordinate with teaching opportunities in the medical program), with an application deadline of June 30th of the same year. Administrators for the program will review applications and eligible applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will use explicit criteria to assess applications as denoted above.

 
Notes

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an undergraduate course in human anatomy (or equivalent). Candidates that have established a level of anatomy training comparable to the courses offered in the first year of the program, as assessed by the Program Director, can be accepted into a 1-year version of the Master’s Program with a focus on applied teaching and scholarship courses.

Candidates are also encouraged to document research or scholarly abilities (via research reports, abstracts, or presentations) in their Letter of Intent.

International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.

 

Please review the Admission process page for more information on how to apply.


Scholarships

Students in this program will be eligible to apply for external scholarships. Please consult the list of Scholarships page to view the full list of scholarships and bursaries offered by the University of Ottawa.

 

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