Public Health Sciences

Public Health Sciences: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Public Health

Degree Programs

Public Health Sciences

MPH

  • Fields:
    • Epidemiology;
    • Family and Community Medicine;
    • Indigenous Health;
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Emphases:
        • Clinical Nutrition;
        • Public Health Nutrition
    • Occupational and Environmental Health
      • Emphases:
        • Occupational Hygiene;
        • Environmental Public Health
    • Social and Behavioural Health Sciences
 

MSc

  • Field:
    • Biostatistics
      • Emphasis: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
 

DrPH

Effective September 2021.

 

PhD

  • Fields:
    • Biostatistics;
    • Epidemiology
      • Emphasis: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
    • Occupational and Environmental Health;
    • Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

Bioethics

MHSc

Community ​Health

MScCH

  • Fields:
    • Addictions and Mental Health;
    • Family and Community Medicine;
    • Health Practitioner Teacher Education;
    • Occupational Health Care;
    • Wound Prevention and Care

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is an internationally recognized community of scientists, teachers, students, practitioners, policy makers, and citizens creating new knowledge, educating change makers, advancing practice, and guiding the way to better, more equitable outcomes in population health and health systems — locally, nationally, and globally.

The Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health enrols more than 400 graduate students in its master's and doctoral degree programs. In addition, the school has more than 40 postgraduate students in its two Royal College Residency programs: Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine. The school is also engaged in teaching at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Science, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

Contact and Address

Public Health Sciences and Community Health Programs

Web: www.dlsph.utoronto.ca
Email: grad.dlsph@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-2058
Fax: (416) 978-1883

Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Toronto
Room 620, 155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Canada

Bioethics Program

Web: jcb.utoronto.ca/education/mhsc.shtml​
Email: jcb.ea@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-1906
Fax: (416) 978-1911

Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB)
University of Toronto
Suite 754, 155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1P8
Canada

Public Health Sciences: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Awadalla, Philip - PhD
Barwick, Melanie - BA, MA, PhD
Baxter, Nancy - DrMed, PhD
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle - BA, MA, DSc
Bondy, Susan - BA, MSc, PhD
Briollais, Laurent - BSc, MSc, PhD
Bronskill, Susan - MSc
Brooks, Jennifer - BSc, MS, PhD
Brown, Adalsteinn - AB, PhD (Dean)
Bull, Shelley - BMath, MMath, PhD
Burchell, Ann - BSc, MSc, PhD
Chaiton, Michael - DPhil
Chiarelli, Anna Maria - BSc, MHSc, DPhil
Cohen, Joanna - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Colantonio, Angela - BA, BSc(OT), MHSc, PhD
Coleman, Brenda - BA, BScN, MSc, PhD
Copes, Ray - BA, BSc, MSc, MD
Côté, Pierre - MSc, PhD
Cotterchio, Michelle - BSc, MPH, MS, PhD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Demers, Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD
Diamond, Miriam - MSc, MSc, PhD
Du Mont, Janice Arlene - BA, MEd, EdD
Einstein, Gillian - AB, PhD
Escobar, Michael - BS, PhD
Evans, Greg - PhD
Evans, Michael - BSc, MSc, PhD
Ferris, Lorraine - AB, MA, LLM, LLM, PhD
Fisman, David - MPH, MD
Forman, Lisa - SJD
Gagnon, France - PhD (Associate Dean, Research)
Gastaldo, Denise - BSN, MA, PhD
Gesink, Dionne - BSc, MSc, DPhil (Associate Dean, Academic Affairs)
Gignac, Monique - BSc, MA, PhD
Grace, Daniel - BA, MA, DPhil
Grunfeld, Eva - MD, PhD
Gupta, Neeru - BM
Guttmann, Astrid - BA, AB, MSc, MSc, MDCM
Harris, Shelley - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hiraki, Linda - MS, MD, ScD
Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah - BMath, MMath, PhD
Hung, Rayjean - MSc, DrMedVet, PhD
Jha, Prabhat - DrMed, MD, PhD
Knight, Julia - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kontos, Pia - BA, MA, PhD
Kotsopoulos, Joanne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Krueger, Paul - BS, MHSc, MSc, PhD
Lemmens, Trudo - LLM, DCL
Lou, Wendy - DPhil
MacEachen, Ellen - BA, MSc, PhD
Mann, Robert - BA, MASc, PhD
McGeer, Allison - BSc, MSc, MD
McPherson, Amy - BSc, PhD
McVey, Gail - BA, MA, PhD
Muntaner, Carles - MHSc, MD, PhD
Mustard, Cameron - AB, ScD
Naylor, C. David - MD, PhD
Nixon, Stephanie - BHSc(PT), BA, MSc, PhD
O'Campo, Patricia - BSc, PhD
Paterson, Andrew - BSc, MBChB
Poland, Blake - BA, PhD
Pullenayegum, Eleanor - BM, PhD
Rabeneck, Linda - BSc, MPH, MD
Rehm, Jurgen - PhD
Renwick, Rebecca - DipOT, BA, PhD
Rodin, Gary - BSc, MD
Room, Robin - MA, PhD
Rosella, Laura - BSc, MHSc, MHSc, PhD, DPhil
Ross, Lori Elizabeth - BSc, PhD, DPhil
Rosser, Walter - MD
Roth, Daniel - BSc, MSc, MD
Rush, Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Saarela, Olli Samuli - MSS, DPhil
Sass-Kortsak, Andrea - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Scott, James - BSc, PhD
Scott, Jeremy - BSc, MS, DPhil
Shannon, Harry - BA, MSc, PhD
Siddiqi, Arjumand - ScD
Smith, Peter - BASc, MPH, PhD
Smylie, Janet - MPH, MD
Stafford, James - BS, MS, PhD
Stewart, Suzanne - BA, MA, PhD
Strike, Carol - BA, MSc, PhD, PhD
Sun, Lei - BS, PhD
Tarasuk, Valerie - BA, BEd, BASc, MSc, PhD
Thompson, Alison - BA, MA, PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Tomlinson, George - BSc, MSc, PhD
Whitehead, Cynthia - AB, MHSc, MD, PhD
Willan, Andrew - BEd, BA, MSc, PhD
Wiseman, Clare - BES, MSc, ScD
Wong, Josephine - BScN, BA, MSc, PhD
Xu, Wei - MSc, PhD
Yoshida, Karen - BSc, BPHE, MSc, PhD

Members Emeriti

Andrews, David - BSc, MSc, PhD
Ashley, Mary Jane - DPH, MSc, MD
Badley, Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, PhD
Baines, Cornelia - MSc, MSc, MD
Calzavara, Liviana - BA, MA, PhD
Chalin Clark, Catherine - BSN, MA, MDiv, PhD, RN
Chipman, Mary - BSc, MA
Coburn, David - BA, MA, PhD
Cole, Donald - MSc, MD
Corey, Paul - BSc, MA, PhD
Daar, Abdallah Salim - MD
Eakin, Joan - BA, MA, PhD
Eyssen, Gail - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Frank, John - BSc, MSc, MD
Holness, D. Linn - MHSc, MD
Hsieh, John - BSc, MA, PhD
Jackson, Suzanne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kelner, Merrijoy - MA, PhD
McDonough, Peggy - BSN, BSc, MSc, PhD
Miller, Anthony - BA, MA, MB, BChir, MD
Millson, Margaret - BSc, MHSc, MD
Myers, Ted - BA, MSW, MSc, PhD
Osborn, Richard - AB, PhD
Purdham, James - BSc, PhD
Robertson, Ann - BSc, MSc, PhD
Shah, Chandrakant - DipCH, MBBS
Skinner, Harvey - BA, MA, PhD
Wigdor, Blossom - BA, MA, PhD
Young, Kue - DrMed, PhD

Associate Members

Abdool, Rosalind Amirah - BA, MA, PhD
Abejirinde, Ibukun - BA, MSc, MD, PhD
Abuelaish, Izzeldin - MPH, MBBS, MD
Aghdassi, Ellie - BSc, PhD
Agic, Branka - MHSc, MD, PhD
Allen-Scott, Lisa K. - PhD
Allison, Kenneth - BSc, MHSc, MSc, PhD
Amberbir, Alemayehu - BSc, MPH, PhD
Anderson, James - BA, MA, MHSA, PhD
Baliunas, Dalia - BSc, MSc, PhD
Batty, Helen - MEd, MD
Benatar, Solomon - MBChB, DSc
Bender, Jacqueline - BSc, MSc, DPhil
Bennett-AbuAyyash, Caroline Wadad - BA, MSc, PhD
Benoit, Anita - BS, MSc, MS, DPhil
Bianchi, Andria Marie - BA, MA, PhD
Binns, Malcolm - BA, MSc, PhD
Biswas, Avi - BA, BA, PhD
Bolotin, Shelly - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Bottoni, Daniela - BSc, MHSc
Bozek, Paul - BASc, MEng
Brown, Kevin - BA, MSc, PhD
Buchan, Sarah A.W. - MSc, PhD
Buchman, Daniel - BA, MSW, PhD
Burke, Tracie L. - BA, BASc, MEd
Cadell, Susan - BA, MSW, PhD
Cairney, John - BA, MA, PhD
Campbell, Monica - BSc, MES, PhD
Carsley, Sarah Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, PhD
Cataldo, Fabian - MRes, MA, PhD
Chan, Adrienne - MPH, MD
Chatwood, Susan - BScN, MSc, MSc
Chris, Allison - BSc, MSc, MD, MD
Connolly, Eoin - BA, MA
Creatore, Maria Isabella - BSc, MSc, PhD
DeBono, Nathan - BA, MPH, PhD
Deeks, Shelley - MHSc, MD
DeRocher, Mary Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, MD
Devon, Karen - BSc, MSc, MDCM
Di Ruggiero, Erica Marie Christine - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Dueck, Karalyn - BSN, MPH, MD
Edge, Sara Susan - BA, MES, PhD
Edwards, Richard - BIS, MES, DPhil
Elton-Marshall, Tara - BA, MASc, PhD
Ezezika, Obidimma - BSc, BSc, MA, PhD, PhD
Finegood, Diane T. - BSChE, MSc, PhD
Firestone, Michelle - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Freeman, Risa - BSc, MEd, MD
Ghavam-Rassoul, Abbas - BSc, MHSc, MD
Giesbrecht, Norman - BA, MA, PhD
Gladstone, Brenda - BA, PhD
Goldin Rosenberg, Dorothy - DipP, MES, PhD
Gournis, Effie - BSc, MPH, MSc
Gower, Stephanie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Gozdyra, Piotr - BA, MA
Granek, Leeat - BA, MA, PhD
Greco, Susan - BASc, MASc, ScD
Greer, Amy - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hamilton, Hayley - BA, MA, PhD
Hart, Trevor - BA, PhD
Heath, Anna Louise - MMath, PhD
Henry, Blair - BSc, MTh
Hershfield, Larry - BA, MPsy
Hobin, Erin - BEd, BBA, MA, PhD
Holmes, Candice - BSc, MHSc, MD
Hu, Pingzhao - PhD
Husbands, Winston - BA, MPH, PhD
Jetha, Arif - BA, MSc, PhD
Jiang, Huan - MSc, PhD
Johnson, Ian Lindsay - BSc, MSc, MD
Johnstone, Jennie - BSc, MD, PhD
Juando-Prats, Clara - MSc, PhD
Julian, James Anthony - BSc, MMath
Kabasele, Karl - MPH, DrMed
Kalabis, Grazyna - BSc, MSc, PhD
Keown-Stoneman, Charles - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kowgier, Matthew - BA, MSc, PhD
Kroch, Abigail E. - BA, MPH, PhD
Kudla, Irene Nadia - MHSc
Kustra, Rafal - PhD
Kuuire, Vincent Zubedaar - BA, MA, PhD
Landes, Megan - BA, MSc, MD
Landsman, Victoria - BSc, MA, PhD
Lau, Lincoln Lee Hang - BSc, PhD
Lay, Christine - BSc, MClSc , MD
Lee, Robyn - BScN, SB
Li, Ye - BSc, MS, PhD
Lo, Christopher - MA, PhD
Lofters, Aisha - BSc, MD, PhD
Longo, Christopher - BA, MSc, PhD
MacFadden, Derek - BASc, MD, ScD
Maclaren, Kim Alexandra - BA, PhD
Macri, Rosanna - BSc, MHSc
Makokis, James - BSc, MHSc, MD
Manson, Heather - BSc, MHSc, MD
Martiniuk, Alexandra - BSc, BA, MSc, PhD
Mashford-Pringle, Angela - BS, MA, DPhil
Mason, Robin - BA, MEd, MA, PhD
Matheson, Flora - BA, MA, PhD
McNally, James Dayre - BSc, MSc, MD, PhD
Moineddin, Rahim - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Morris, Shaun - MD
Murphy, John H - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Neill, Deborah - BA, MA, PhD
Nemethy, Kataryna - BSc, MSc
Ng, Eric - BS, MPH
Nichol, Kathryn - BScN, MHSc, PhD
Norman, Cameron - BA, MA, PhD
Oandasan, Ivy - BSc, MHSc, MD
Ondrusek, Nancy - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Parthimos, Margie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Peranson, Judith - BSc, MPH, MD
Perez-Brumer, Amaya - AB, MPH, DPhil
Polzer, Jessica - BA, MSc, PhD
Prowse, Rachel J. - BSc, MSc, PhD
Quinonez, Carlos R. - MSc, DMD, PhD
Raboud, Janet - BMath, MSc, PhD
Rachlis, Beth Stephanie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Rachlis, Michael - MSc, MD
Rea, Elizabeth - MSc, MD
Redditt, Vanessa - MD
Reel, Kevin - BSc(OT)
Richardson, Denyse - MEd, MD
Richmond, Sarah Ann - BA, MSc, PhD
Roerecke, Michael - MSc, PhD
Rolston, Imara Ajani - BA, MA, PhD
Rothman, Linda - MHSc, PhD
Rouleau, Katherine - BSc, MHSc, MDCM
Sanders, Elizabeth - MSc, MSc, MB, PhD
Shankardass, Ketan - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Sheppard, Amanda Joan - BSc, MHSc, DPhil
Shestopaloff, Konstantin - BSc, MSc, PhD
Sicchia, Suzanne - AB, MHSc, PhD
Singh, Jerome - BA, LLB, MHSc, LLM, PhD
Smith, Brendan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Smith, Maxwell James - BA, MSc, PhD
Sornpaisarn, Bundit - MA, MD, PhD
Stephens, Derek - BSc, BA, MSc
Summerbell, Richard - BSc, MSc, PhD
Sutradhar, Rinku - BSc, MMath, PhD
Sykes, Jenna R. - BM, MMath
Szego, Michael - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Thorpe, Kevin - MMath
Thurairatnam, Ragavan - BASc
Timothy, Roberta - AB, AM, MEd, PhD
Tompa, Emile - BEc, MEc, PhD
Tritchler, David - BA, MS, ScD
Tuite, Ashleigh - BSc, BS, MPH, MSc, MPH, MS, PhD, PhD
Urch, Bruce - DIH, BSc, MSc, PhD
Vachon, Mary - BS, MA, PhD
van Lettow, Monique - BSc, MPH, PhD
Vanderlinden, Loren - BSc, MA, PhD
Wagner, Franklin - MHSc, MA
Walker, Meghan Jane - BSc, MSc, PhD
Webster, Fiona - BA, MA, PhD
Wells, Samantha - BA, MA, PhD
Williams, Constance - BSc, MD, PhD
Wilson, Sarah - BSc, MSc, MD
Wong, Thomas - BSc, MD
Yarmoshuk, Aaron - BA, MSc, PhD
Zakus, David - BSc, MES, MSc, PhD
Zhu, Jodie - BSc, MSc

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences MPH

Master of Public Health​

Program Description

The MPH degree is designed to prepare the next generation of public health professionals and is aimed at students interested in professional and/or research careers in the community, academic, public, or private sectors. Applicants apply and may be admitted to one of the following fields:

  • Epidemiology

  • Family and Community Medicine

  • Indigenous Health

  • Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

 

Field: Epidemiology

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows.

    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5401H Epidem​iologic Methods I​ and CHL 5402H Epidem​iologic Methods I​I

    • 1.0 FCE in biostatistics: CHL 5201H Biostatistics I and CHL 5202H Biostatistics II

    • 1.5 FCEs in epidemiology: CHL 5405H Health Trends and Surveillance, CHL 5418H Scientific Overview in Epidemiology, and CHL 5426H Population Perspectives for Epidemiology

    • 0.5 FCE in public health policy: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Family and Community Medicine

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-co​urse equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5601H Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine (see amendment made on July 29, 2020)

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5605H Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care or an equivalent research course, subject to approval

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5607H Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Principles and Theories and CHL 5608H Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Practical Issues and Approaches​

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5613H Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Family and Community Medicine (Advanced-Standing Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • Completion in good standing of the public health curriculum of an accredited Canadian medical school and/or meeting the required examinable competencies of the Medical Council of Canada.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE core course: CHL 5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine (see amendment made on July 29, 2020)

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health

    • 0.5 FCE research methods course selected from the following list:

      • CHL 5601H Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making

      • CHL 5605H Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care

      • CHL 5613H Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations

      • CHL 5616H Applied Survey Methods for Health Care Professionals

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum

    • 1.5 FCE elective courses.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

Field: Indigenous Health

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5220H and CHL 5811H or approved equivalents

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5520H Indigenous Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5524H: Indigenous Health Theory and Methods

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5801H Health Promotion 1 or CHL 5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Nutrition and Dietetics

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below and may be considered for the advanced-standing option.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree in food and nutrition (or equivalent) from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 0.5 FCE in quantitative research methods: CHL 5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research or an approved equivalent

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

    • 2.5 FCEs in foundations of practice for students who have not completed dietetic practical training (dietetic internship): CHL 5650H, CHL 5651H, CHL 5652H, and CHL 5656Y

    • 0.5 FCE in nutrition science

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Field: Nutrition and Dietetics (Advanced-Standing Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below and may be considered for the advanced-standing option.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree in food and nutrition (or equivalent) from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • Membership in a provincial dietetics regulatory body or equivalent in the home country. Those planning to practise in Canada must be eligible for membership in a provincial regulatory body of dietetics.

  • Five years of professional work experience in clinical, community, administrative, or public health dietetics.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE in public health policy: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy or CHL 5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL 5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research, or an approved equivalent, and CHL 5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

    • 0.5 FCE in population or public health nutrition from the following list:

      • CHL 5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health

      • CHL 5653H Community Nutrition

      • CHL 5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

      • NFS 1201H Public Health Nutrition

      • NFS 1212H Regulation of Food, Composition, Health Claims, and Safety

      • other courses approved by the Program Director

    • 0.5 FCE in nutrition science from the following list:

      • NFS 1220H Clinical Nutrition

      • NFS 1223H Dietary Carbohydrate and Glycaemic Index in Health and Disease

      • NFS 1484H Advanced Nutrition

      • other courses approved by the Program Director

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum

    • elective courses.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time advanced standing (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time advanced standing

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

 

Emphases in the MPH Program

Students in the Nutrition and Dietetics field of study may complete an emphasis by completing 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in the given area. The emphasis requirements will also count toward their 10.0 FCE degree program requirements.

Emphasis: Clinical Nutrition

  • 0.5 FCE: complete a four-week Clinical Nutrition practicum in a tertiary-care clinical nutrition setting, in addition to the standard practicum requirements for the field.

  • 0.5 FCE from the following list:

    • NFS 1220H Clinical Nutrition

    • CHL 5610H Theory and Practice of Behaviour Change in Health Professional Settings

  • A relevant research assignment for an appropriate agency focussed on clinical nutrition as part of CHL 5656Y Nutrition and Dietetics Culminating Project, to be approved by the program director or course instructor.

Emphasis: Public Health Nutrition

  • 0.5 FCE: complete a four-week Public Health Nutrition practicum in a regional, provincial, or federal public health agency setting, in addition to the standard practicum requirements for the field.

  • 0.5 FCE: NFS 1201H Public Health Nutrition.

  • A relevant research assignment for an appropriate agency focussed on public health nutrition as part of CHL 5656Y Nutrition and Dietetics Culminating Project, to be approved by the program director or course instructor.

 

Field: Occupational and Environmental Health

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5904H Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health — Legal and Social Context

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5910H Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5912H Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

    • 0.5 FCE in physical agents: CHL 5907H Radiological Health or CHL 5914H Physical Agents I-Noise

    • 0.5 FCE in research methods: CHL 5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research or CHL 5401H Epidemiologic Methods I

    • 3.0 FCEs in one of the emphases described below.

    • up to 2.5 FCEs in approved courses related to the student’s area of study

    • minimum 1.0 FCE in a practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students may require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Emphases in the MPH Program

Students in the Occupational and Environmental Health field of study must complete an emphasis by completing 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in the given area. The emphasis requirements will also count toward their 10.0 FCE degree program requirements.

Emphasis: Occupational Hygiene

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5410H Occupational Epidemiology

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5902H Advanced Occupational Hygiene

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5911H Occupational and Environmental Hygiene II

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5915H Control of Occupational Hazards

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5917H Concepts in Safety Management

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5918H Biological Hazards in the Workplace and Community

Emphasis: Environmental Public Health

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5201H Biostatistics I

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5413H Public Health Sanitation

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5416H Environmental Epidemiology

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5903H Environmental Health

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5921H Protecting the Public from Air Pollution

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5950H Special Topics in Occupational and Environmental Health or equivalent

 

Field: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

  • At least one course in undergraduate statistics.

  • Relevant work or volunteer experience.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 10.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL 5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5801H Health Promotion 1 and CHL 5803H Health Promotion 2

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5110H Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.5 FCEs in research methods: CHL 5201H Biostatistics I, CHL 5401H ​Epidemiologic Methods I, and CHL 5811H ​Introduction to Qualitative Research or approved equivalents

    • minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • elective courses.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Full-time students normally require longer to complete the program, including time spent in the practicum placement.​

Program Length

4 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F);
12 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences MSc

Master of Science

Program Description

The MSc degree is designed for students interested in research and academic careers involving the development and application of statistical methodology to further our understanding of data arising in the health sciences. The program is offered in the field of Biostatistics, both full-time and part-time.

 

Field: Biostatistics

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a minimum mid-B average in the final year.

Program Requirements

​​​Two options are available:

  • ​Thesis option comprising 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a thesis.

  • Coursework-only option comprising 5.0 FCEs.

Thesis MSc
  • ​Completion of 4.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​​​​​​​CHL 5004H, CHL 5207Y, CHL 5209H, CHL 5210H, and CHL 5250H;

    • CHL 5226H or STA 2112H (Mathematical Statistics I); and

    • CHL 5223H or STA 2212H (Mathematical Statistics II).

  • ​A thesis written under the supervision of a thesis committee. An oral defence of the thesis is required.

Coursework-Only MSc
  • Completion of 5.0 FCEs as follows:​

  • CHL 5004H, CHL 5207Y, CHL 5209H, CHL 5210H, and CHL 5250H;

    • CHL 5226H or STA 2112H (Mathematical Statistics I);

    • CHL 5223H or STA 2212H (Mathematical Statistics II)​; and

    • 1.0 FCE in electives from an approved list of courses.​

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

Emphasis in the MSc Program

Students in the Biostatistics (Coursework-Only) field of study have the option to complete an emphasis by completing appropriate coursework in a given area. The emphasis requirements will also count toward their 5.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) field requirement.

Emphasis: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

  • Students must complete 1.0 FCE from the following list:

    • CHL 5212H Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences

    • CHL 5213H Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data

    • CHL 5229H Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning

    • CHL 5230H Applied Machine Learning for Health Data.

  • Students must complete a practical component in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science through CHL 5207Y Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis.

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The PhD program prepares students for research and academic careers. Fieldwork and research enhance theoretical studies and expose students to the full breadth and depth of their public health science disciplines. Applicants apply and may be admitted to one of the following fields:

  • Biostatistics

  • Epidemiology

  • Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

The PhD program may be completed on a full-time or flexible-time basis.

With the approval of the graduate chair, some applicants may be admitted to a flexible-time PhD program. This program will benefit mature students with career obligations, and applicants must demonstrate that they are practising professionals. Degree requirements for the flexible-time program are identical to those for the full-time PhD program. Students are required to register full-time for the first four years of their program, after which they may register part-time. A plan of study and research activities will be negotiated at initial registration, to be reviewed and updated annually.

 

Field: Biostatistics

PhD Program (Full-Time and Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master's degree in a public health science-related discipline from a recognized university, with a minimum A– standing.

  • Demonstrated educational and/or professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented doctoral studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5005H Public Health Research

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5208Y Advanced Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5209H Survival Analysis I

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5210H Categorical Data Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5250H+ Special Topics in Biostatistics (seminar)

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5260Ho Doctoral Seminar Series in Biostatistics

    • 1.0 FCE: STA 2112H and STA 2212H Mathematical Statistics

    • 0.5 FCE: elective course that relates to the student’s area of study.

    • Students who have taken their MSc in the department may have taken some or all of these courses already. In this case, their program of study will be designed with consultation of the program director at the time of admission.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics or research methods.

  • A written qualifying examination in biostatistics.

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation proposal.

  • Writing of a PhD dissertation under the supervision of an approved dissertation committee (supervisor plus two additional faculty members).

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation prior to the SGS Final Oral Examination.

  • A final oral defence of the dissertation before an examination committee approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 6 years flexible-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 8 years flexible-time

 

Field: Epidemiology

PhD Program (Full-Time and Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master's degree in a public health science-related discipline from a recognized university, with a minimum A– standing.

  • Demonstrated educational and/or professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented doctoral studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5005H Public Health Research

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5404H and CHL 5408H Research Methods

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL 5406H and CHL 5424H Quantitative Methods

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5423H0 Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5428H Epidemiological Methods for Causal Mediation Analyses

    • 0.5 FCE: elective courses that relate to the student’s area of study.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics or research methods.

  • A written qualifying examination in epidemiology.

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation proposal.

  • Writing of a PhD dissertation under the supervision of an approved dissertation committee (supervisor plus two additional faculty members).

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation prior to the SGS Final Oral Examination.

  • A final oral defence of the dissertation before an examination committee approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 6 years flexible-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 8 years flexible-time

 

Emphasis in the PhD Program

Students in the Epidemiology field of study have the option to complete an emphasis by completing appropriate coursework in a given area. The emphasis requirements will also count toward, but may exceed, the 4.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) field requirement.

Emphasis: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

  • Students must complete 1.5 FCEs from the following list:

    • CHL 5212H Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences

    • CHL 5213H Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data

    • CHL 5229H Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning

    • CHL 5230H Applied Machine Learning for Health Data

    • CHL 5429H Advanced Analytic Methods for Bias in Epidemiologic Studies

    • CHL 3020H Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health

    • HAD 5306H Introduction to Health Services Research and the Use of Health Administrative Data

    • MHI 2012H Introduction to Big Data for Health: Foundations and Methodologies

    • other course(s) approved by the Program Director.

 

Field: Occupational and Environmental Health

PhD Program (Full-Time and Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master's degree in a public health science-related discipline from a recognized university, with a minimum A– standing.

  • Demonstrated educational and/or professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented doctoral studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5005H Public Health Research

    • 0.5 FCE in either occupational or environmental health

    • 1.0 FCE in advanced research methods (including biostatistics)

    • 0.5 FCE: doctoral seminar in occupational and environmental health

    • 1.0 FCE: elective courses that relate to the student’s area of study.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics or research methods.

  • A written qualifying examination in occupational and environmental health.

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation proposal.

  • Writing of a PhD dissertation under the supervision of an approved dissertation committee (supervisor plus two additional faculty members).

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation prior to the SGS Final Oral Examination.

  • A final oral defence of the dissertation before an examination committee approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 6 years flexible-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 8 years flexible-time

 

Field: Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

PhD Program (Full-Time and Flexible-Time)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master's degree in a public health science-related discipline from a recognized university, with a minimum A– standing.

  • Demonstrated educational and/or professional experience that indicates a capacity to undertake research-oriented doctoral studies.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5005H Public Health Research

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5101H Social and Behavioural Theory and Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5102H Social and Political Forces in Health

    • 1.0 FCE in approved research methods courses

    • 1.0 FCE: elective courses that relate to the student’s area of study.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in statistics or research methods.

  • A written qualifying examination in social and behavioural health sciences.

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation proposal.

  • Writing of a PhD dissertation under the supervision of an approved dissertation committee (supervisor plus two additional faculty members).

  • A departmental defence of the dissertation prior to the SGS Final Oral Examination.

  • A final oral defence of the dissertation before an examination committee approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Length

4 years full-time; 6 years flexible-time

Time Limit

6 years full-time; 8 years flexible-time

 

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.
0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences DrPH

The new Doctor of Public Health program will start in September 2021.

Doctor of Public Health

Program Description

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) advances public health education, addressing evaluation and translation of evidence in policy and practice decision-making contexts. The doctoral professional program is based on existing areas of faculty expertise within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (including Public Health Sciences and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation). Additionally, the program is the first of its kind in English Canada and will further raise the profile of the public health workforce. The focus of the program is to contribute to emerging needs in public health to address increasingly complex issues. Graduates will develop skills and knowledge in four major competency areas, as defined by the Council on Education for Public Health: (1) Data & Analysis; (2) Leadership, Management, Governance; (3) Policy & Programs; and (4) Education & Workforce Development. The DrPH will allow graduates to take on advanced roles (e.g., leadership, knowledge translation) in public health policy and practice settings.

The program is offered on a full-time basis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Master's degree in a relevant public health sciences or health services-related discipline such as a Master of Public Health, Master of Science (with a health-related thesis), Master of Health Administration, or Master of Health Science with an average grade equivalent to a B+ or better.

  • At least five years of mid-level management experience in a relevant field or organization.

  • Candidates with less than five years of relevant experience may also be considered in exceptional circumstances.

  • At least two letters of reference.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Completion of 6.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • Year 1 (3.5 FCEs):

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5005H Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL 4001H Contemporary Approaches to Population Health and Health Equity

      • 0.5 FCE: one research methods course, for example:

        • HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research or

        • HAD 6501H Introduction to Methods for Health Professions Education Research

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 4002H Critical Appraisal and Use of Evidence

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 4003H0 Leading High-Performing Health Systems

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL 4004H Global Health Policy

    • Applied Research Project.

    • Year 2 (2.5 FCEs):

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL 4005H Governance and Financial Leadership

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL 5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)

      • 0.5 FCE: HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy

      • 1.0 FCE: two elective courses.

      • Written comprehensive examination in public health sciences.

    • Years 3 and 4 (0.5 FCE):

      • 0.5 FCE: HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy.

    • Writing of a doctoral thesis under the supervision of an approved thesis committee (supervisor with an appointment in Public Health Sciences plus two additional faculty members).

    • A final oral defence of the thesis before an examination committee approved by the School of Graduate Studies.

Program Length

4 years

Time Limit

6 years

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Public Health Sciences: Bioethics MHSc

Master of Health Science

Program Description

The MHSc in Bioethics is a two-year, course-based program with no thesis requirement. It is conducted in modular format to allow high-achieving professionals to earn a master's degree without interrupting their careers. The program's interactive, problem-based learning approach provides students with knowledge and skills that can be applied to a variety of health, health care, and health research contexts. Expert faculty and guest lecturers help students bring theory and practice together to address real-world ethical challenges. Students interested in a research-stream program should consider the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School’s additional admission requirements stated below.​

  • ​Normally, an appropriate bachelor's degree and a recognized degree in one of the health sciences (e.g., MD, BScN, BScOT, BScPT, BSW) or equivalent with a minimum mid-B average in the final year​. Applicants from other disciplines are considered on an individual basis.​

  • The program favours individuals with outstanding academic credentials and demonstrated evidence of scholarly ability and personal maturity.

  • Potential that the applicant will provide significant bioethics leadership in his or her home institution or local community upon completion of the MHSc in Bioethics.

Program Requirements

  • This course-based program is offered in modular format in 24 two-day Thursday/Friday blocks from September to April, normally over two years; certain international students may complete all coursework in one academic year. The program does not include a distance-learning option.

  • A major paper of publishable quality on a topic of the student's choice.

  • Students must complete 8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including a 1.0 FCE practicum as outlined below.

  • Courses as outlined below.​

Program Length

5 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Required Courses

Courses are restricted to students officially enrolled in the MHSc in Bioethics and the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, except where noted.

Year 1
  • ​​CHL 3001Y Core Topics in Bioethics

  • CHL 3003Y Empirical Approaches in Bioethics​​​

  • CHL 3005H Legal Approaches to Bioethics

  • HAD 5771​H Resource Allocation Ethics

  • PHL 2146Y Topics in Bioethics

Year 2​
  • ​​CHL 3002Y Teaching Bioethics

  • CHL 3004Y Ethics and Health Institutions

  • CHL 3006H Writing in Bioethics

  • CHL 3008Y0 Applied Learning in Bioethics (practicum)

  • CHL 3051H Research Ethics

  • ​​CHL 3052H0 Practical Bioethics (capstone course)​

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Public Health Sciences: Community Health MScCH

Master of Science in Community Health​

Program Description

The MScCH is an innovative program designed to meet the needs of experienced health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in public health. It is intended for practising health professionals and/or individuals who can demonstrate significant experience in the health-care field. Five fields are offered:

  • Addictions and Mental Health

  • Family and Community Medicine

  • Health Practitioner Teacher Education

  • Occupational Health Care

  • Wound Prevention and Care

The program may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Dalla Lana School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized university in a public health specialty and/or one of the regulated health professions in Ontario with the equivalent of a minimum mid-B average in the final academic year.

  • Relevant academic preparation and professional experience as a public health, community, or clinical practitioner.

  • Some fields (i.e., Family and Community Medicine, Occupational Health Care, and Wound Prevention and Care) require appropriate certification/licensure in a regulated health profession and may require a valid license to practise in Canada or the student's home jurisdiction.

Program Requirements

  • The MScCH is a coursework-only program which requires the completion of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​​0.5 FCE of a core public health sciences subject,

    • 0.5 to 1.0 FCE in supervised field placements or practica,

    • normally 2.5 FCEs in field-specific required courses, and

    • 1.0 to 1.5 FCEs in elective courses.

  • A diploma in Community Health may be awarded in exceptional circumstances to students who have completed 70% of the program requirements (at least 3.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including the required courses for the field, and with the approval of the department.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time​

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences MPH, MSc, DrPh, PhD, Community Health MScCH Courses

Core Courses

CHL 5004H
Introduction to Public Health Sciences
CHL 5005H
Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)

Biostatistics

CHL 5201H
Biostatistics I
CHL 5202H
Biostatistics II
CHL 5203H
Survey Design and Social Research Methods in Public Health
CHL 5207Y
Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis
CHL 5208Y
Advanced Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis
CHL 5209H
Survival Analysis I
CHL 5210H
Categorical Data Analysis
CHL 5212H
Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences
CHL 5213H
Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data
CHL 5220H
Introduction to Quantitative Research
CHL 5222H
Analysis of Correlated Data
CHL 5223H
Applied Bayesian Methods
CHL 5224H
Modern Statistical Genetics
CHL 5225H
Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
CHL 5226H
Mathematical Foundations of Biostatistics
CHL 5227H
Introduction to Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
CHL 5228H
Statistical Methods for Genetics and Genomics Research Seminar (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5229H
Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning (prerequisite: CHL 5226H)
CHL 5230H
Applied Machine Learning for Health Data
CHL 5250H+
Special Topics in Biostatistics
CHL 5260H0
Doctoral Seminar Series in Biostatistics
CHL 5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Epidemiology

CHL 5401H
Epidemiologic Methods I
CHL 5402H
Epidemiologic Methods II
CHL 5403H
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
CHL 5404H
Research Methods I
CHL 5405H
Health Trends and Surveillance
CHL 5406H
Quantitative Methods for Biomedical Research
CHL 5407H
Categorical Data Analysis for Epidemiologic Studies
CHL 5408H
Research Methods II
CHL 5409H
Cancer Epidemiology
CHL 5410H
Occupational Epidemiology
CHL 5412H
Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control
CHL 5413H
Public Health Sanitation
CHL 5416H
Environmental Epidemiology
CHL 5417H
Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society
CHL 5418H
Scientific Overview in Epidemiology
CHL 5420H
Global Health Research
CHL 5423H0
Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology
CHL 5424H
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
CHL 5425H
Mathematical Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases: An Introduction
CHL 5426H
Population Perspectives for Epidemiology
CHL 5428H Epidemiological Methods for Causal Mediation Analyses
CHL 5429H Advanced Analytic Methods for Bias in Epidemiologic Studies
(prerequisites: at least two graduate-level epidemiology courses and at least two graduate-level biostatistics courses; or by permission of the instructor)
CHL 5430H
Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology
CHL 5431H Spatial Epidemiology: Introductory Methods and Applications
CHL 5432H Epidemiological Methods for Communicable Diseases
(prerequisites: CHL 5201H, CHL 5401H, and CHL 5412H; or equivalent)
JRH 1000H
Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Family and Community Medicine

CHL 5601H
Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making
CHL 5602H
Working with Families in Family Medicine
CHL 5603Y
Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine (see amendment made on July 29, 2020)
CHL 5604H
Human Development Issues for Family Medicine
CHL 5605H
Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care
CHL 5606H
Research in Family Medicine/Primary Care Methodological Applications
CHL 5607H
Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Principles and Theories
CHL 5608H
Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Practical Issues and Approaches
CHL 5609H
Continuing Education in the Health Professions
CHL 5610H
Theory and Practice of Behaviour Change in Health Professional Settings
CHL 5611H
Continuing Education Planning, Management and Evaluation in the Health Professions
CHL 5612H
The Theory and Application of Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice
CHL 5613H
Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations
CHL 5614H
Curriculum Foundations in Health Practitioner Field-Based Education
CHL 5615H
Assessment and Evaluation Issues in Health Practitioner Field-Based Education
CHL 5616H Applied Survey Methods for Health Care Professionals
CHL 5617H Educational Technology for Health Practitioner Education
CHL 5618H
Family Medicine and Primary Care in the Global Health Context
CHL 5619H Faculty Development in the Health Professions
(prerequisites: CHL 5607H and CHL 5608H)
CHL 5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada
CHL 5623H
Practical Management Concepts and Cases in Leading Small Health Organizations
CHL 5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health
CHL 5630Y
Wound Prevention and Care
CHL 5631H Integrating Public Health and Clinical Care: The Case of TB

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Global Health

CHL 5700H
Global Health
CHL 5701H
Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health
CHL 5702H
History of International Health
CHL 5703H
Urban Epidemics
CHL 5704H
International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice
CHL 5706H
Women and Women's Health in Countries in Conflict
CHL 5707H
Health: An Engine for the Journey to Peace

Health Promotion

CHL 5801H
Health Promotion 1
CHL 5803H
Health Promotion 2
CHL 5804H
Theories for Health Promotion and Public Health Intervention
CHL 5805H
Critical Issues in Health Promotion Practice
CHL 5806H+
Health Promotion Field Research
CHL 5808H Health-in-All-Policies: Approaches to Achieve a Healthier City
CHL 5809H Ecological Public Health
CHL 5810H Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health (REACH)
CHL 5807H Health Communications

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Indigenous Health

CHL 5520H Indigenous Health
CHL 5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation
CHL 5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health
CHL 5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy
CHL 5524H Indigenous Health Theory and Methods

Nutrition and Dietetics

CHL 5650H
Foundations of Practice I
CHL 5651H
Foundations of Practice II
CHL 5652H
Foundations of Practice III
CHL 5653H
Community Nutrition
CHL 5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies
CHL 5655H Nutrition Metabolism for Public Health Nutrition Professionals
CHL 5656Y Nutrition and Dietetics Culminating Project (prerequisites: CHL 5650H, CHL 5651H, and CHL 5652H)
NFS 1201H Public Health Nutrition
NFS 1484H Advanced Nutrition

Occupational and Environmental Health

CHL 5902H
Advanced Occupational Hygiene
CHL 5903H
Environmental Health
CHL 5904H
Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health — Legal and Social Context
CHL 5905H
Clinical Studies in Occupational Health
CHL 5907H
Radiological Health
CHL 5910H
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I
CHL 5911H
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene II
CHL 5912H
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
CHL 5914H
Physical Agents I — Noise
CHL 5915H
Control of Occupational Hazards
CHL 5917H
Concepts in Safety Management
CHL 5918H
Biological Hazards in the Workplace and Community
CHL 5919H
Public Health Mycology
CHL 5920H0 Occupational and Environmental Health Doctoral Seminar Series
CHL 5921H Protecting the Public from Air Pollution
CHL 5950H Special Topics in Occupational and Environmental Health

Public Health Policy

CHL 5300H
Public Health Policy
CHL 5308H
Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation
CHL 5309H
Advanced Analysis of Topical Issues in Public Health Policy

Public Health Sciences

JRH 5124H
Public Health Ethics

Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

CHL 5101H
Social and Behavioural Theory and Health
CHL 5102H
Social and Political Forces in Health
CHL 5105H
Social Determinants of Health
CHL 5109H
Gender and Health
CHL 5110H
Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation
CHL 5113H
Global Migration and Health
CHL 5115H
Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
CHL 5117H
A Global Perspective on the Health of Women and Children
CHL 5118H
International Health, Human Rights, and Peace-Building
CHL 5120H
Population Health Perspectives on Mental Health and Addictions
CHL 5121H
Genomics, Bioethics, and Public Policy
CHL 5122H
Advanced Qualitative Research: Framing, Writing, Beyond (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5126H
Building Community Resilience
CHL 5127H
Social Epidemiology
CHL 5128H Intersectionality, Inequity, and Public Health
CHL 5129H Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Public Health
CHL 5131H Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Health Research
CHL 5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)
CHL 5133H Evaluating Quantitative Public Health Research
CHL 5134H Institutional Ethnography
CHL 5150H
Data Collection Methods for Research and Evaluation Projects

Practica and Related Courses

CHL 5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation
CHL 5620Y0
Practicum in Family Community Medicine (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5621H+
Extension to Practicum in Family Community Medicine (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5690H0
MScCH Required Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5691H0
MScCH Optional Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6010Y+
Required MPH Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6011H+
Required Practicum Extension (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6012Y+
Long Extension to Required Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6020Y+
Optional MPH Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6021H+
Optional Practicum Extension (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 6022Y+
Long Extension to Optional Practicum (Credit/No Credit)

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed, or credit is given when the course is completed.

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

Reading Courses and Research Projects

CHL 7001H
Directed Reading
CHL 7002H
Directed Research

Special Topics Courses

CHL 8001H
Selected Topics in Public Health Issues
CHL 8002H
Selected Topics in Public Health: Methods and Approaches to Research and Practice

Doctor of Public Health Courses

Effective September 2021.

CHL 4001H Contemporary Approaches to Population Health and Health Equity
CHL 4002H Critical Appraisal and Use of Evidence
CHL 4003H0 Leading High Performing Health Systems
CHL 4004H Global Health Policy
CHL 4005H Governance and Financial Leadership
CHL 5005H Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)
CHL 5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)
CHL 5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health
HAD 5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
HAD 5765H Case Studies in Health Policy
HAD 5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy
HAD 6501H Introduction to Methods/Methodologies for HPER

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Collaborative Specialization Courses

Addiction Studies

PAS 3700H Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addiction Studies
PAS 3701H Advanced Research Issues in Addictions

Bioethics

CHL 3020H Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health

Community Development

UCS 1000H
Community Development