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Physiology and Pathophysiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Department of Physiology at the University of Manitoba is one of the leading research departments in Canada, offering exceptional opportunities for graduate training in a number of areas of medical science. 


The discipline of physiology and pathophysiology encompasses the study of biological function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular, systems and whole organism levels that affect our health but may also result in disease or disorder. At the University of Manitoba, the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology continues to provide a natural training environment in multiple world-class research units across a number of research areas. 

The major research divisions and training programs of the Department are:

  • Cardiovascular Science and Disease
  • Endocrinology & Metabolic Disease
  • Neurosciences and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Respiratory Physiology and Disease

In addition to laboratory-based research training, the graduate program consists of basic courses in physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, and electronics for scientists, as well as numerous specialty courses designed to meet the needs of students in each of the major Divisions of the Department.


A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies. 

Programme Structure


  • Readings in Physiology
  • Special Physiology
  • Cardiac Physiology
  • Vascular Physiology
  • Respiratory Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Endocrine Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Molecular Endocrinology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission Form
  • Application Fee
  • Transcript Requirements
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours or 1.5 full-credit equivalents (FCE) in 7000 level courses from any suitable discipline is mandatory for completion of the M.Sc. program; a 0.5 FCE corresponds to a course that runs for a full term. In most cases, a student will be required to complete: PHGY 7252, PHGY 7254, PHGY 7256 and PHGY 7258, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Endocrine and Neuro-Physiology and Pathophysiology courses (4x 1.5 credit hours or 1.0 FCE total) and IMED 7410 Biomedical Trainee Skills.
  • All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours). 

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      10916 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      4962 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Winnipeg

    • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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