Doctorate (PhD) in Microbiology and Immunology

Program at a Glance

  • 4-year program (Average duration)
    • This program includes MED 8166, 6 units at the 8000 level or above in Microbiology and Immunology, approved by the Program Director, completion of the seminar course (MIC 8366) and the research activity (THD 9999)
    • For the complete program requirements and course descriptions.
  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your particular program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.
    • Course sequences are only guidelines.
    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years.
  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enrol in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.

Scroll down to the bottom page to see:

  • the important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program
  • the tool box (Links to forms, the description of the courses and other useful links)

Year 1 Course Sequence and Milestones

First Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (for those having started their program in fall)
  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Fill out the Nomination of your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) Members form.
  • Organise and meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) before the end of the first term. It is essential that you schedule your TAC meeting well in advance.
  • Complete your section of the Thesis Advisory Committee report.
  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee form and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes:

Second Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (for those having started their program in spring/summer)
  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Third Term

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Microbiology and Immunology (MIC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills (for those having started their program in winter)
  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • THD 9999 Thesis
Notes for year 1
Graduate Courses
  • List of approved MIC graduate courses.
  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.
  • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years.
  • There are no MIC graduate courses available during the spring/summer term (excluding seminars and research activities).
  • MED 8166 is compulsory for all students enrolled in a PhD program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops. This course is only offered during the fall term.
THD 9999 & MIC 8366: Continuous activities
  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the seminar or thesis, you must maintain your enrolment until the activity is completed.
  • Enrolment to continuous activities:
    • MIC 8366: Enrolment to MIC 8366 is not automatic.
      Every term, you must go to your uoZone to enroll to this continuous activity before the deadline.
    • THD 9999: After your first (manual) enrolment to the thesis, all subsequent enrolments are automatic, unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manually enroll once you have arranged to have your hold lifted.
MIC 8366 Seminar Series
  • You must attend a minimum of 15 seminars during the fall and winter term and track your seminar attendance using the Student Seminar Report form.
  • You must remain enrolled to MIC 8366:
    • during the spring-summer term, and
    • until permission to write, and a grade of ‘Satisfactory’ is recorded.
  • As part of the requirements of the Seminar Series, you must attend the BMI Seminar and Poster Day.

Year 2 Course Sequence and Milestones

Fourth Term

Courses

  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • MIC 9998 Comprehensive Examination
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Meet with your TAC.
    You must hold your second TAC meeting within 16 months of initial enrolment.
  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee form and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes

  • If you have not submitted your TAC or Progress Report by the end of this term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.
  • Completion of the comprehensive examination should occur within 4 or 5 term of your first enrolment.

Fifth Term

Courses

  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • MIC 9998 Comprehensive Examination (If not completed)
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Completion of the Comprehensive Examination, if not completed, before the end of this term.

Sixth Term

Course

  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • In the event you have to redo the comprehensive examination, you must complete successfully the oral exam before the end of this term.

Year 3 Course Sequence and Milestones

Seventh Term

Course

  • MIC 8366 Seminar
  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee form and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Note

  • If you have not submitted your TAC or Progress Report by the end of the term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.

Eight Term

Course

  • THD 9999 Thesis

Ninth Term

Course

  • THD 9999 Thesis

Year 4 Course Sequence and Milestones

Tenth Term

  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee form and the Annual Research Progress report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Note

  • If you have not submitted your TAC or Progress Report by the end of the term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.

Eleventh Term

Course

  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Obtain permission to write before or during this term.

Twelfth Term

Course

  • THD 9999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit your thesis during or at the end of this term.

Important milestones to complete every year
for the full length of your program

  • Meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC).
    You must hold your first TAC meeting during the first term.
    Your meetings can be more frequent, but once a year, for every subsequent years, you must meet with your TAC.
  • Submit the following forms:
  • Student seminar report
    Every year, submit this form by email to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office at grad.med@uOttawa.ca before April 30 or once you have obtained permission to write.
  • Submit these two forms through the Service Request application in your uoZone account:
    • Report of the TAC
    • Annual Research Progress Report
  • Attend BMI Seminar & Poster Day on April 30, 2020.
    • All MIC students are required to present either a poster or a seminar, until permission to grant is granted.

Tool Box

Forms

Useful links

Courses

Disclaimer

The above should match the information found in the official program calendar (and related archives), under ‘program requirements’. However, despite our rigorous control procedures, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy.

  • In the event of a discrepancy between the content on this page and the official calendar, the calendar takes precedence and is the authoritative source.
  • Please note that you must follow the program requirements in effect in the calendar year of your first enrolment. Additional requirements may apply.
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