Our team, working in collaboration with faculty, has redesigned and developed several fully online courses, as well as several modules with support from eCampusOntario to bring McMaster University to the forefront of online learning and technological integration in education in Ontario.

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Introduction to Community Health Nursing

The Introduction to Community Health modules have been designed to introduce concepts related to working with individuals, groups and populations in the community in a nursing capacity. Although the modules are foundational in nature, they are geared towards learners at any level of study at a university or college nursing program without previous exposure to community health nursing roles, and will also be relevant to students embarking on professional practice placement settings. The modules can be incorporated into a curriculum by an instructor or used by individuals for self-study. Learners can complete entire modules or parts of modules depending on required learning outcomes.
There are three modules in the series including:

The modules are designed to progress from more foundational concepts in Module 1 to more complex concepts in Module 2 and 3. You will find it advantageous to complete the modules sequentially ie. Module 1 first, followed by Module 2 etc. References have been made available for the modules including a variety of community and nursing resources.
Brief pre- and post-tests have also been included for instructors using the modules as part of a course hosted through a learning management system, or if the modules are being used for individual self-study, as an opportunity for you to test your knowledge related to concepts.


Marketing Management in Physiotherapy

The Marketing Management in Physiotherapy module series is geared towards preparing new graduates of physiotherapy education programs for the range of emerging practice models and roles they will encounter, and the increasing complexities of health care practice. In order to help physiotherapy graduates develop the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours required, the modules explore topics in 1) business and program development, management concepts, principles and practice; 2) quality improvement and management; 3) marketing; and 4) advocacy and leadership.
Although the modules are designed for Physiotherapy students, they have elements applicable to other health care disciplines that can be modified accordingly (i.e. medicine, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, etc). The modules are stand-alone, in that all modules can be incorporated either independently or at various time points across a curriculum. While they can be used for self-study with the included workbook, they are intended for instructors to embed within a blended or online curriculum.


Northern Health


The Northern Health interprofessional learning modules have been developed to help you build knowledge and skills related to rural and remote health care practice (Module 1) and explore competencies essential in working with Aboriginal populations (Module 2). They are envisioned as learning objects that can be used across all health and rehabilitation professional university programs whose learners do academic courses or clinical placements in Northern Ontario. While the modules will complement each other, they can also be used as stand-alone learning resources.
The modules are designed for use in a variety of courses across all health care disciplines including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dieticians, medicine, speech language pathology, audiology and others who complete clinical placements in rural and remote settings. The modules would be relevant to learners in both university and college sectors. They can be used for self-study, or incorporated into a curriculum.The modules were developed as a collaborative effort between McMaster University (School of Rehabilitation Science) and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

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Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

This set of modules will provide you with a range of foundational knowledge and applied analytic skills in Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. Topics include data types, central tendencies, variability, normal distribution, populations and samples, z-tests, correlations, linear regressions, t-tests, one way ANOVAs and non-parametric statistics.


Student Conduct & Academic Integrity

When you become a university student, you become part of a community committed to the principles of academic integrity and scholarly citizenship. Organized in five separate sections, the Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Epub guides students through the norms and expectations of academic life and introduces key principles of ethical scholarly research and writing. Using short (2-10 minute), informative videos with examples and supporting information the Epub provides an overview of Academic Integrity, Student Conduct and Etiquette as well as Why Plagiarism Matters, Avoiding Plagiarism and Types of Plagiarism.

Course Content

Statistics for Engineering

The purpose of this course is to show the engineering applicability of statistics, and build on prior learning of statistics topics towards advanced data analysis methods and experimental design.
Team: Kevin Dunn, Devon Mordel, Tony Hoang, and Zafar Syed

World Art and Cultural Heritage II

The course focuses on building knowledge of major art works and architectural monuments from the Renaissance to present day. It is unique in its structure and design in that it incorporates campus resources (McMaster Museum of Art) while drawing on global art and architecture in order to stimulate global perspectives.
Team: Alison McQueen, Devon Mordel, Amy McIntosh, Chris Lombardo, Joanne Kehoe, and Zafar Syed


Electronic Devices and Circuits

This is a second year core course for students in electrical, computer, and electrical and biomedical engineering programs. The course introduces semiconductor devices and their physics, characteristics, and applications as well as some basic analog and digital circuits.
Team: Yaser Haddara, Greg Van Gastel, Devon Mordel, Neil Kotch, and Zafar Syed

Technological Entrepreneurship

This is a required, foundational course for all incoming Bachelor of Technology students in the degree completion format (evening). The course invites students to research and develop a business or technological opportunity that can be acted upon as a reflection of their personal entrepreneurial inclinations (writing a business plan) or to advance the business case for an idea resident within the confines of an existing organization (developing a business case).
Team: Mike Piczack, Joanne Kehoe, Tony Hoang, and Zafar Syed

Geography of Canada

The course instills an understanding and appreciation of Canada by examining its geographical diversity. This involves consideration of the country’s physical environment, society, economy, culture and politics that underlie significant regional contrasts.
Team: Walter Peace, John Maclachlan, Joanne Kehoe, Tony Hoang, Nick Marquis, and Zafar Syed

Personal Finance

This course will be built on an existing course currently offered by the DeGroote School of Business. The existing curriculum will be redeveloped using a problem-based learning. This course will address the principles behind individual financial management and link this with an applied practice to create real-world awareness and knowledge of students’ own financial situations and their personal and community impact.
Team: Jordan Fortino, Arshad Ahmad, Joanne Kehoe, Neil Kotch, and Zafar Syed


Canadian Children

The course explores the historical contextualization of children in the family, the raising of non-sexist children, hurried children, children and self-esteem, children and commercialization, child prejudice and discrimination, child sexual abuse, mothers and sons, fathers and sons, and what children say they desire. Each of these topics will be examined with the underlying goal of theoretically constructing strategies for a brighter future for Canadian children.
Team: Geraldine Voros, Erin Allard, Chris Lombardo, Nick Marquis, and Zafar Syed


GENTECH 1DM3E: Creativity, Innovation and Technology

This course is a blend of hands-on and theoretical treatment on the subject of creating new technological product and service value in our society.
Team: S. Tywonek, Neil Kotch, and Zafar Syed


BIOCHE 2EE3: Metabolism and Physiological Chemistry

Biochemistry 2EE3 will provide you with a brief introduction to biochemistry: from fundamentals to biomedical implications. We embark our journey of biochemical discovery with the lonely electron, the main driving force of chemical interactions. We take a pit stop into the world of carbon chemistry, otherwise known as organic chemistry which will allow us to build the very molecule that truly defines who we are: DNA. From DNA to mRNA to proteins and enzymes (oh my!), we explode on the biochemical center stage by immersing ourselves in human biochemical processes. We will explore metabolism, nutrition, biotechnology and disease. Together we will discover that Biochemistry is everywhere. Are you ready for your Biochemistry journey?

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SFWRTECH 3RQ3: Software Requirements and Specifications

Topics covered include the role of information, understanding business rules and where to find them, methodologies, development strategies, project management, cost estimation, resource requirements and understanding business cases will also be examined.
Team:  Tom Wanyama, Gian Michele Pileri, Devon Mordell,  Zafar Syed

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GENTECH 4PM3: Management of Technical Projects

Introduction to best practice in the management of technical projects including the use of planning, software and the management of people.
Team:  Mike Piczak, Nahed Ghbn, Andrew O’Connor, Greg Van Gastel, Biljana Njegovan, Zafar Syed

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GENTECH 4SF3: Formulating Technology Strategy

Various power devices such as relays, circuit breaker, power monitor, control devices and other components used in a power system protection. Other devices such as CTs, and Pts and substation hardware will also be covered.
Team:  Mike Piczak, Devon Mordell, Andrew O’Connor, Zafar Syed

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GENTECH 4LM3: Lean Thinking

Students will learn about and apply classical lean techniques well beyond the shop floor.  Lean methods will enable students to deploy and adapt tools aimed at minimizing waste, removing non-value added activities, and pursuing incremental improvements across organizations.
Team:  Louie D’Orazio, Devon Mordell, Andrew O’Connor, Greg Van Gastel, Zafar Syed