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University of Toronto MHSc in Bioethics International Stream

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University of Toronto MHSc in Bioethics International Stream

Principal Institution

University of Toronto

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Upshur, Ross

Project Contact Information

University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Suite 754, 7th Floor, Health Sciences Building
155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
M5T 1P8
Email: ross.upshur@utoronto.ca
Telephone: 416-978-4756
Fax: 416-978-1911

Year(s) Awarded

2000-2012

Project Description

Four trainees will be carefully selected each year for potential impact in their home country. Building upon the success of the program over the past 8 years (32 graduates as of June 2008), the reach of the program will continue a partnership with WHO, refocus on West Africa and continue to focus on South Asia (extending beyond India and Pakistan to Bangladesh) and South Africa. These trainees will complete the program in two components over 24 months. In the first component (the University of Toronto Component), trainees will complete the course requirements (8 courses) and a research practicum in general bioethics and international research bioethics, and earn their MHSc degree in Bioethics. In the second component (the Home Country Component), trainees will be mentored through the process of integrating their newly-acquired skills into leadership, research, and teaching in the home country.