Women's Health

Women's Health: Introduction

Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Public Health

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology — MA, MSc, PhD
Dentistry — MSc, PhD
English — MA, PhD
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — MSc, PhD
Immunology — MSc, PhD
Kinesiology — MSc, PhD
Medical Science — MSc, PhD
Nursing Science — MN, PhD
Nutritional Sciences — MSc, PhD
Occupational Therapy — MScOT
Pharmacology — MSc, PhD
Psychology — MA, PhD
Public Health Sciences — MPH, PhD
Rehabilitation Science — MSc, PhD
Religion — MA, PhD
Social Work — MSW, PhD
Women and Gender Studies — MA, PhD

Overview

The Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Women's Health provides interdisciplinary training in women's health research and practice for graduate students at the University of Toronto with the goal of:

  • helping students develop shared understandings of the complex interactions of biology and environment, sex and gender;

  • providing students with the necessary skill set to undertake and lead interdisciplinary, collaborative health-care research projects; and

  • enhancing mutually beneficial relationships among researchers and practitioners of women's health across the University and its affiliated teaching hospitals.

Students must be registered in the School of Graduate Studies through one of the participating graduate units in order to apply to the Collaborative Specialization in Women's Health. Applicants must comply with the admission procedures of that unit. There is no deadline to apply to this collaborative specialization; applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Women's Health” on their transcript.

Contact and Address

Web: www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/programs/collaborative-specialization-in-womens-health

Kristen Dileo, Administrator
Collaborative Specialization in Women's Health
Email: Kristen.Dileo@wchospital.ca
Telephone: (416) 351-3732 ext. 2180

Janice Du Mont, Director
Collaborative Specialization in Women's Health
c/o Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street, 6th floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2
Canada

Women's Health: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be registered with the School of Graduate Studies through an affiliated home graduate unit. Before applying to the Women's Health collaborative specialization, applicants must comply with the admission procedures of their home graduate unit.

  • Applicants must submit the following for review by the Executive Committee:

    • a curriculum vitae (CV)

    • a personal statement (via a concise letter no longer than two pages) describing relevant personal and/or professional experiences, a career plan, and motivation in seeking advanced training in women's health.

Specialization Requirements

  • To successfully complete the collaborative specialization, students must also successfully complete the requirements of their home graduate unit.

  • Complete the core course (CHL5109H Gender and Health).

  • Participate in at least six monthly sessions in the Student Research Seminar Series. Students will be encouraged to build relationships with peers and faculty that cross disciplinary boundaries.

  • In instances where home graduate units require a thesis, it is desirable, but not required, that this work be relevant to women's health.

Women's Health: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be registered with the School of Graduate Studies through an affiliated home graduate unit. Before applying to the Women's Health collaborative specialization, applicants must comply with the admission procedures of their home graduate unit.

  • Applicants must submit the following for review by the Executive Committee:

    • a curriculum vitae (CV)

    • a personal statement (via a concise letter no longer than two pages) describing relevant personal and/or professional experiences, a career plan, and motivation in seeking advanced training in women's health.

Specialization Requirements

  • To successfully complete the collaborative specialization, students must also successfully complete the requirements of their home graduate unit.

  • Complete the core course (CHL5109H Gender and Health). Doctoral students who have satisfactorily completed the core course during their master's program are not required to repeat the course during their doctoral program.

  • Students must participate in at least six monthly sessions in the Student Research Seminar Series and present their completed or in-progress research at a seventh student research seminar. Students will be encouraged to build relationships with peers and faculty that cross disciplinary boundaries.

  • In addition to their home graduate unit supervisor, students must also identify a mentor — a faculty member of the collaborative specialization whose own methodologies represent a different approach than that used by the student's primary mentor.

  • Devise a research plan that builds interdisciplinary research skills in women's health. The plan is developed with guidance from the graduate supervisor from their home unit and the mentor, who both sign the study/research plan.

  • Complete a dissertation on a topic relevant to women's health.

Women's Health: Courses

Core Course

CHL5109H Gender and Health