Graduate Courses

Each 3-credit course is delivered completely online over a period of 12 weeks. Courses are designed to bring different and complementary essential aspects that provide depth and breadth to the subject. Students will research journal articles, view videos, complete course-specific tasks and assignments as well as engage in facilitated online discussion forums.

Individual Courses

The following courses can be taken as an independent* student:

  • SURG 510 – Surgical Care in International Health 
  • SURG 517 – Clinical Research Methods for Surgical Procedures with Global Surgical Comparisons

*Any student not in the GCGSC or MGSC programs wishing to take this graduate course must submit an application package to BISC and be a UBC Student in one of the following categories:

Non-UBC students wishing to take SURG 510 or SURG 517 are to apply as an unclassified student through UBC Non-Degree Studies by the deadline of July 15th to be admitted for September. Please see information on Non-Degree Studies application here. Applicants must also submit an application package to BISC.

GCGSC Courses

The following courses can be taken as a GCGSC student:

  • SURG 510 – Surgical Care in International Health
  • SURG 512 – Global Disability: A Surgical Care Mandate
  • SURG 514 – Surgical Care in Humanitarian Disaster Response
  • SURG 516 – Program Planning and Evaluation in Surgical Care Low Resource Settings

*Note that GCGSC students may take SURG 517 as an additional course if they wish, but it cannot be used to substitute one of the above four core courses.

MGSC Courses

The following courses can be taken as a MGSC student:

  • SURG 510 – Surgical Care in International Health
  • SURG 512 – Global Disabilities: A Surgical Care Mandate
  • SURG 514 – Surgical Care in Humanitarian Disaster Response
  • SURG 516 – Program Planning and Evaluation in Surgical Care Low Resource Settings
  • SURG 517 – Clinical Research Methods for Surgical Procedures with Global Surgical Comparisons
  • SURG 518 – Surgical Care in Canada’s Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities with Global Comparisons
  • SURG 542 – Directed Study in Global Surgical Care
  • SURG 560 – Global Surgical Care Field Practicum (6 credits)