In this 3-week intensive course, students will be introduced to biostatistical theory and examples from pediatrics. Mornings will be spent in didactic lectures. In the afternoons, students will have the opportunity to practice biostatistical analyses in a lab setting. Required acceptance to the Pediatric Graduate Program and PHIA (both Shared Health and U of M).
Students will learn from methods experts in qualitative and quantitative methods, systematic reviews and bioinformatics, and who lead cutting edge pediatric research in Manitoba. Assignments are designed to be of practical use. There will be one cumulative final take home exam.
In this half day course, students learn about the importance of promoting and supporting a community that embraces equity and inclusion for all, and builds upon the strengths of diversity. Students will also be encouraged to consider their own biases. Course graded pass/fail.
In this half day course, non-clinical students will be introduced to a real or simulated clinical learning environment that align with their areas of study. Pre-requisites include completion of TCPS and PHIA, and approval of advisor. Course graded pass/fail.
Students will learn that children are not small adults, but have unique considerations and conditions. Students will also develop an appreciation for social disparities that exist within pediatric populations in Manitoba, and learn from experts who work with these communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic propelled virtual healthcare delivery forward. This course covers hands-on practical and ethical issues of virtual pediatric healthcare delivery. Approval of instructor required. Course graded pass/fail.
Students will discuss project patient engagement activities that will inform their thesis writing and knowledge translation.
In many Indigenous cultures around the globe, children are considered sacred and spiritual. This is true for First Nation people in Manitoba. Indigenous Knowledge Keepers will share how cultural losses have impacted the health of Indigenous children This required course is pass/fail.
In this individualized directed readings course, the student and instructor will work together to identify areas of interest directly relevant to the student's thesis, in order to advance the student's knowledge of the topic.
This course is intended to familiarize students with the field of bioinformatics. A broad overview of the ‘omic fields, such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics and common technologies, such as next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, and NMR will be provided. Additionally, there will be discussion of the computational challenges of algorithm development, automation, and statistical analysis, particularly as it applies to the data consumer and an introduction to the Python programming language.
Students not in the clinical pillar will spend 3 weeks in a clinical environment during which they will learn about clinically-relevant topics and concerns related to their area of study. The course follows an individual program of study. Required if not in clinical pillar.
In this online course, students will use data from the CHILD cohort to develop a manuscript from idea to submission. Students will analyse their own data. Prerequisite PEDS 7010 or equivalent and permission of instructor.
Students not in the basic sciences pillar will spend 3 weeks in a basic sciences lab during which they will learn about techniques, methods and analyses related to their area of study. Required for students outside the basic sciences pillar.
Students not in the population health pillar will spend 3 weeks with a population health group, during which they will learn about methods and analyses and related topics. Required for students outside population health pillar.
Students not in the policy and practice pillar will learn about healthcare policy as it relates to ethics, government, and medical education.
Students will learn and actively practice qualitative data collection and analysis, and compare qualitative and mixed methods research.
Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in medical education and ethics, as well as discuss practical ways to engage with policy makers and the popular press. Emphasis will include application of medical education methods. The course will be taught using team-based learning.