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Specialized Summer English Programs

We offer a variety of specialized programs for university students (undergraduate and graduate level) and faculty. These programs combine specialized instruction in subject areas in various fields of Health Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Business with an optional English (ESL) & Cultural Immersion pre-course section. The program length can be customized from 1 to 4 weeks. Most programs are scheduled between the second week of July to the second week of August. Please be aware that although we may accept individual students for these programs, we typically create the programs to fit the needs of university student or faculty groups.

We currently offer programs in e-Health, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Problem-Based Learning (with Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine). See further details below.
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This popular program provides participants with an opportunity to learn essential concepts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, including:E and I Competition Winners Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification, Leadership for Innovation, Enterprise Opportunity Development, and Business Launch and Development. The program culminates in a Start-up Pitch Competition which will provide awards to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners.

The pre-course section includes 1-2 weeks of intensive English practice with an emphasis on developing a strong foundation of English language skills relevant to entrepreneurship and innovation topics.
Participants should be current university students at the graduate or senior undergraduate level. Our programs are taught by expert McMaster faculty and the program is readily applicable to fields of engineering, design and business.

This program offers an intensive introduction to e-Health, including lectures and discussions on topics such as Health Research Methods,eHealth Presentations Health Policy, Health Economics, Public & Population Health, Health Informatics, Health Technology Assessment and Health Data Mining and applications for AI. The program culminates in each student developing a presentation of a process map which demonstrates their understating of e-Health concepts, specifically by detailed explanation of the role of selected e-health technologies in patient “care paths”.
The pre-course section includes 1-2 weeks of intensive English practice with an emphasis on developing a strong foundation of English language skills relevant to e-health and health policy.
Participating students should be at the graduate or senior undergraduate level in the health sciences, medical or related fields. The program is taught by a team of expert McMaster faculty from the fields of Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Business.

This programs offers a 1-2 week introduction to Problem-Based Learning (PBL), a globally adopted pedagogy for medical education first PBL Intro Sessiondeveloped at McMaster University. It includes lectures and discussions on the concepts of PBL and its application in specific medical education contexts, such as perioperative outcomes. The program also includes an overview of current issues in medical education as well as an introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM).

This program is offered to professionals, educators and administrators in the health sciences. This program is taught by expert McMaster faculty from our world-renown Faculty of Health Sciences.