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Reproductive and Developmental Sciences

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc.

Members

Professors

M. Bedaiwy, L. Brotto, B. Gilks, G. Hammond, K.S. Joseph, P. C. K. Leung, D. Money, T. Oberlander, W. Robinson, C. Roskelley, W. Vogl.

Professors Emeriti

N. A. Auersperg, R. Liston, P.F. McComb, Y. S. Moon, A. Perks, D. Rurak.

Associate Professors

R. Cerri, A. Devlin, X. Dong, J. Hutcheon, S. Ma.

Assistant Professors

H. Bayrampour Basmenj, A. Beristain, R. Elango, G. Hanley, J. Hutcheon, S. Lisonkova, S. Mitchell, P. Yong.

Program Overview

The goal of the graduate program in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences is to provide students with a broad knowledge of mammalian reproductive and developmental biology, as well as with in-depth expertise in at least one area of research, including reproductive and molecular endocrinology, immunology of reproduction, fertilization and early embryonic development, perinatal metabolism, and fetal neonatal physiology. M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of study are offered. Both programs involve coursework and completion of a thesis/dissertation based on research carried out by the student.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess a master's degree in biological science or related area, or its academic equivalent (M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S.). with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the master's to the Ph.D. program is permitted under Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program from the bachelor's level.

Program Requirements

The program will be developed from the courses offered in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology or other departments at UBC. All students must successfully complete OBST 506. Additional coursework is selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee. All doctoral students are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in biological science or related area, or its academic equivalent (M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S.) and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. program consists of at least 30 credits, including a thesis (OBST 549, 12-18 credits; students admitted from 2010W onwards must complete OBST 549 for 18 credits). The thesis is required to be submitted to and accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. OBST 506 (Seminars in Reproductive Biology) must be taken by all students. Other courses will be determined by the M.Sc. Supervisory Committee to meet the student's academic requirements, as well as the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Contact Information

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Rm C420-4500 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3N1
Tel: 604.875.3108
Fax: 604.875.2725
Email: rnair@cw.bc.ca
Web: www.obstgyn.ubc.ca
Roshni Nair, Senior Program Assistant

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