MSC 3001H Foundations in Musculoskeletal Science

For students enrolled in the Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Sciences (CSMS).

A half-credit required course which will be counted, in most of the participating home programs or graduate units, towards your home degree electives.  


  • Offered over one term
  • 12 two-hour lectures

Lectures will cover topics spanning over Bones, Cartilage, and Muscles.

You will, regardless of your home graduate unit and prior learning, receive a common foundation of the topics and issues particularly relevant to designing and conducting research in the highly interdisciplinary realm of musculoskeletal science. You will achieve an enhanced appreciation of the breadth and complexities of research in the field and will be better able to discuss disparate topic areas of research, thereby, reinforcing a spirit of interdisciplinary research. 

Lecturers are experts in their respective topics drawn from graduate units and clinical departments associated with the Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Science.

Fall 2023 schedule for MSC3001H Foundations in Musculoskeletal Science

Thursdays, 3 - 5 pm

Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
209 Victoria St., Room LKS 573 (5th floor)

Date and time Topic Speaker

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Introductions to MSC3001H

How to Apply for Graduate Fellowship

Boris Hinz

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Introductions to the CPMS

Mechanisms of Joint Destruction During Osteoarthritis

Mohit Kapoor 

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Animal Models in Musculoskeletal Research

Margarete Akens

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Cartilage and Tissue Engineering

Rita Kandel

Thursday, October 12, 2023


Morrie Manolson 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Repair

Wilder Scott

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Cartilage Electromechanics and Osteoarthritis

Adele Changoor

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

Cari Whyne 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Bone Structures and Development:
Osteoblasts and Osteocytes

Jane Mitchell

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Cancer in the musculoskeletal system

Marco Magalhaes

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Muscle Dysfunctions in Respiratory Disease

Jane Batt

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Integral Roles of Diet and Exercise in the Remodeling of Human Skeletal Muscle

Daniel Moore