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;
        • Management and Food Systems;
        • 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

 

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 researchers, 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 almost 500 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-training/mhsc-in-bioethics
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

Akbari, Mohammad - MD, PhD
Atkinson, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Awadalla, Philip - PhD
Barwick, Melanie - BA, MA, PhD
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle - BA, MA, DSc
Bondy, Susan - BA, MSc, PhD
Boydell, Katherine Mary - BA, MHSc, PhD
Briollais, Laurent - BSc, MSc, PhD
Brown, Adalsteinn - AB, PhD (Dean)
Bull, Shelley - BMath, MMath, PhD
Burchell, Ann - BSc, MSc, PhD
Caron-Beaudoin, Elyse - BA, MSc, PhD
Chaiton, Michael - DPhil
Chiarelli, Anna Maria - BSc, MHSc, DPhil
Chow, Chung-Wai - MD, PhD
Colantonio, Angela - BA, BSc(OT), MHSc, PhD
Coleman, Brenda - BA, BScN, MSc, PhD
Côté, Pierre - MSc, PhD
Cotterchio, Michelle - BSc, MPH, MS, PhD
Craig, Shelley - BS, MSW, PhD
Crowcroft, Natasha - BA, MA, MSc, MBBS, PhD
Deber, Raisa - BS, MS, PhD
Demers, Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD
Di Ruggiero, Erica Marie Christine - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Diamond, Miriam - MSc, MSc, PhD
Du Mont, Janice Arlene - BA, MEd, EdD
Einstein, Gillian - AB, PhD
Escobar, Michael - BS, PhD
Evans, Greg - PhD
Ferris, Lorraine - AB, MA, LLM, LLM, PhD
Fisman, David - MPH, MD
Forman, Lisa - SJD
Gagnon, France - PhD (Associate Dean, Research)
Gesink, Dionne - BSc, MSc, DPhil (Associate Dean, Academic Affairs)
Gignac, Monique - BSc, MA, PhD
Glazier, Richard - MPH, MD
Grunfeld, Eva - MD, PhD
Guttmann, Astrid - BA, AB, MSc, MSc, MDCM
Hanley, Anthony - BSc, MSc, PhD
Harris, Shelley - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hung, Rayjean - MSc, DrMedVet, PhD
Jha, Prabhat - DrMed, MD, PhD
Khan, Yasmin - BSc, MD
Knight, Julia A. - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kohler, Jillian - BA, MA, PhD
Kontos, Pia - BA, MA, PhD
Kotsopoulos, Joanne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Liu, Geoffrey - BSc, MSc, MD
Lou, Wendy - DPhil
MacEachen, Ellen - BA, MSc, PhD
Mann, Robert - BA, MASc, PhD
McGeer, Allison - BSc, MSc, MD
McPherson, Amy - BSc, PhD
Muntaner, Carles - MHSc, MD, PhD
Mustard, Cameron - AB, ScD
Naylor, C. David - MD, PhD
O'Campo, Patricia J. - BSc, PhD
Poland, Blake - BA, PhD
Pullenayegum, Eleanor - BM, PhD
Rabeneck, Linda - BSc, MPH, MD
Ratnapalan, Savithiri - MEd, MBBS
Rehm, Jurgen - PhD
Renwick, Rebecca - DipOT , BA, PhD
Rodin, Gary M. - BSc, MD
Room, Robin - MA, PhD
Rosella, Laura - BSc, MHSc, MHSc, PhD, DPhil
Ross, Lori Elizabeth - BSc, PhD, DPhil
Roth, Daniel - BSc, MSc, MD
Rush, Brian - BA, MA, PhD
Saarela, Olli Samuli - MSS, DPhil (Graduate Coordinator)
Sass-Kortsak, Andrea - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Scott, James - BSc, PhD
Scott, Jeremy - BSc, MS, DPhil
Siddiqi, Arjumand - ScD
Siegel, Jeffrey Alexander - BS, MS, PhD
Smylie, Janet - MPH, MD
Stafford, James - BS, MS, PhD
Stewart, Suzanne - BA, MA, PhD
Strike, Carol - BA, MSc, PhD, PhD
Strug, Lisa - BS, BA, SM, PhD
Sun, Lei - BS, PhD
Tarasuk, Valerie - BA, BEd, BASc, MSc, PhD
Tarlo, Susan - MBBS
Thompson, Alison - BA, MA, PhD
To, Teresa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Tomlinson, George - BSc, MSc, PhD
Tompa, Emile - BEc, MEc, PhD
Tricco, Andrea - MSc, PhD
Urquia, Marcelo - PhD
Willan, Andrew - BEd, BA, MSc, PhD
Xu, Wei - MSc, PhD
Zlotkin, Stanley - BSc, MD, PhD

Members Emeriti

Andrews, David - BSc, MSc, PhD
Ashley, Mary Jane - DPH, MSc, MD
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
Daar, Abdallah Salim - MD
Eakin, Joan - BA, MA, PhD
Ellison, Philip A. - MBA, MD
Eyssen, Gail - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Holness, D. Linn - MHSc, MD
House, Ronald A - BSc, BASc, MSc, MSc, MD, MD
Hsieh, John - BSc, MA, PhD
Kelner, Merrijoy - MA, PhD
McDonough, Peggy - BSN, BSc, MSc, PhD
Miller, Anthony - BA, MA, MB, BChir, MD
Millson, Margaret - BSc, MHSc, MD
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
Abelsohn, Alan - MBChB
Abner, Erika - BA, LLB, MEd, MEd, PhD, PhD
Abolhassani, Farbod - BS, MS
Abramovich, Alex - BA, MA, PhD
Abuelaish, Izzeldin - MPH, MBBS, MD
Afanasyeva, Marina - MPH, MD, PhD
Aggarwal, Monica - MPA, PhD
Agha, Mohammad - BS, MSc, PhD
Aghdassi, Ellie - BSc, PhD
Agic, Branka - MHSc, MD, PhD
Allen-Scott, Lisa K. - PhD
Alleyne, Julia - MD
Allison, Kenneth R. - BSc, MHSc, MSc, PhD
Andersen, Andrea - BSc, MS
Anderson, James - BA, MA, MHSA, PhD
Arora, Paul - BSc, MSc, PhD
Arrandale, Victoria - BSc, BS, MSc, MSc, PhD, PhD
Ataullahjan, Anushka - BSc, MS, PhD
Baliunas, Dalia - BSc, MSc, PhD
Banerji, Anna - MPH, MD
Batty, Helen - MEd, MD
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
Bray, Riina - BASc, MSc, MHSc, MD
Brook, Jeffrey - BS, MS, PhD
Buchan, Sarah A.W. - MSc, PhD
Buchman, Daniel - BA, MSW, PhD
Burke, Tracie L. - BA, BASc, MEd
Cadell, Susan - BA, MSW, PhD
Campbell, Monica - BSc, MES, PhD
Carsley, Sarah Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, PhD
Chan, Adrienne - MPH, MD
Charles, Jocelyn - BSc, MD
Connolly, Eoin - BA, MA
Cribb, Robert Miles - BM, MA
Cuddy, Angela - BSc, MEd, MSc
DeBono, Nathan - BA, MPH, PhD
Deeks, Shelley - MHSc, MD
DeRocher, Mary Elizabeth - BSc, MSc, MD
Di Ciano, Patricia - PhD
Dimaras, Helen - BSc, PhD
Doukas, Kathleen - BSc, MD
Dueck, Karalyn - BSN, MPH, MD
Dunn, Sheila - BSc, MD
Dupuis, Annie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Eason Klatt, Marie - BSc(OT)
Edge, Sara Susan - BA, MES, PhD
Edwards, Richard - BIS, MES, DPhil
Elton, Sarah - BA, MA, PhD
Espin Garcia, Osvaldo - BSc, MMath, PhD
Felsky, Daniel - BSc, PhD
Ferrence, Roberta - BA, MA, PhD
Finegood, Diane T. - BSChE, MSc, PhD
Firestone, Michelle - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Fitzgerald-Husek, Alanna - MPH, MD
Fodor O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth - MHSc
Freeman, Risa - BSc, MEd, MD
Fung, Susanna - MD
Gardner, Paula - BEd, BA, MA, PhD
Gardner, Paula Marie - PhD
Gardner, Sandra - BSc, MMath, PhD
Gewurtz, Rebecca - BSc, BSc, MSc, PhD
Ghavam-Rassoul, Abbas - BSc, MHSc, MD
Giesbrecht, Norman - BA, MA, PhD
Gill, Julia - BSc, MHSc, JD
Gladstone, Brenda - BA, PhD
Glover Takahashi, Susan - BSc, MA, EdD
Goldin Rosenberg, Dorothy - DipP, MES, PhD
Goodstadt, Michael Stephen - BA, PhD
Gord, Charna - MEd
Gournis, Effie - BSc, MPH, MSc
Gower, Stephanie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Granek, Leeat - BA, MA, PhD
Green, Samantha - BA, MD
Greer, Amy - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hackett, Kristy Melissa - BSc, MSc, PhD
Haibe-Kains, Benjamin - PhD
Haider, Rukhsana - MSc, MBBS, PhD
Hamilton, Hayley - BA, MA, PhD
Harris, Margaret Anne - BSc, MSc, PhD
Hart, Trevor - BA, PhD
Heath, Anna Louise - MMath, PhD
Heesters, Ann M - BA, BEd, MA, PhD
Hirji, Zenita - BSc, MHSc
Hobin, Erin - BEd, BBA, MA, PhD
Holmes, Candice - BSc, MHSc, MD
Hu, Pingzhao - PhD
Hunt, Cindy L. - BScN, MPH, DPH
Husbands, Winston - BA, MPH, PhD
Jetha, Arif - BA, MSc, PhD
Johnson, Ian Lindsay - BSc, MSc, MD
Johnstone, Jennie - BSc, MD, PhD
Juando-Prats, Clara - MSc, PhD
Julian, James Anthony - BSc, MMath
Kabali, Conrad Byera - BS, MSc, PhD
Kabasele, Karl - MPH, DrMed
Keown-Stoneman, Charles - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kerr, Kathleen - DrMed
Khenti, Akwatu Alleyne - BA, MA
Kirkham, Tracy - BMLS, MSc, DPhil
Kirsh, Victoria - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kone, Anna Pefoyo - MSc, PhD
Kroch, Abigail E. - BA, MPH, PhD
Kudla, Irene - MHSc
Kustra, Rafal - PhD
Landes, Megan - BA, MSc, MD
Landsman, Victoria - BSc, MA, PhD
Langlois, David J. - BA, MA, PhD
Lau, Lincoln Lee Hang - BSc, PhD
Lay, Christine - BSc, MClSc , MD
Lee, Julia - MPH, DrMed
Lee, Robyn - BScN, SB, PhD
Leece, Pamela - BSc, MSc, MD
Liss, Gary - MD, MS
Liu, Zhihui - BSc, MSc, PhD
Lo, Christopher - MA, PhD
Lofters, Aisha - BSc, MD, PhD
Longo, Christopher - BA, MSc, PhD
Macdonald, Liane - BA, MSc, MD
MacFadden, Derek - BASc, MD, ScD
MacIntyre, Elaina Anne - BSc, PhD
Maclaren, Kim Alexandra - BA, PhD
MacNeill, Heather - BSc, MD
Mah, Catherine - MD, PhD
Marvel, Stu - MA, LLM, PhD
Mashford-Pringle, Angela - BS, MA, DPhil
Mason, Robin - BA, MEd, MA, PhD
Matheson, Flora - BA, MA, PhD
Maximova, Katerina - AB, MA, PhD
McCradden, Melissa - BA, MHSc, PhD
McDonald, Maria - BComm, MHSc, JD
McKinnon, Britt - BSc, MSc, PhD
McLaughlin, John Ross - BSc, MSc, PhD
McTavish, Elspeth E. - MPH, MHSA, MD
Mehrani, Mehvish - MPH, MS, MD
Merali, Ali - BSc, MSc
Mitani, Aya Alice - BA, MPH, PhD
Mitsakakis, Nikolaos - BS, MS, MMath, DPH
Mohammed, Shan - BScN, BSc, MN, PhD
Moineddin, Rahim - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Mollayeva, Tatyana - MD, PhD
Moola, Fiona - BPHE, MSc, PhD
Morisano, Dominique - PhD
Morris, Shaun - MD
Mulligan, Kate - BASc, MA, PhD
Murphy, John H. - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Murti, Michelle - BASc, MPH, MD
Nayer, Marla - BSc, MEd
Nelson, LaRon - PhD
Nemethy, Kataryna - BSc, MSc
Nisenbaum, Rosane - BSc, MSc, PhD
Nnorom, Onyenyechukwu - BSc, MPH, MDCM
Norman, Cameron - BA, MA, PhD
Nowgesic, Earl - DPH
Oandasan, Ivy - BSc, MHSc, MD
Ofner, Marianna - BScN, MHSc, PhD
Ondrusek, Nancy - BSc, MSc, MSc, PhD
Pakes, Barry - BSc, MPH, MD
Paneduro, Denise - BA, AM, PhD
Parthimos, Margie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Patra, Jayadeep - BA, MPsy, MPsy, PhD
Peranson, Judith - BSc, MPH, MD
Perez-Brumer, Amaya - AB, MPH, DPhil
Pinto, Andrew - BSc, MSc, MD
Popova, Svetlana - MPH, MSD, DSW, MedScD
Poulin-Costello, Melanie - BM, MS
Prowse, Rachel J. - BSc, MSc, PhD
Quinonez, Carlos R. - MSc, DMD, PhD
Rachlis, Beth Stephanie - BSc, MSc, PhD
Rea, Elizabeth - MSc, MD
Redditt, Vanessa - MD
Reel, Kevin - BSc(OT), MSc
Richardson, Denyse - MEd, MD
Richmond, Sarah Ann - BA, MSc, PhD
Ritchie, Amanda Joan - BSc, MHSc, DPhil
Robertson, Jamie - BA, BSc, MA, PhD
Rocha, Cecilia - MA, PhD
Rodrigues, Kevin - BA, MA
Roerecke, Michael - MSc, PhD
Rolston, Imara - BA, MA, PhD
Rothman Shapero, Linda - MHSc, PhD
Rouleau, Katherine - BSc, MHSc, MDCM
Schwartz, Kevin - MSc, MD
Scott-Marshall, Heather - BSc, MSc, PhD
Scott, Helen - BA, BSc, MSc, PhD
Shah, Nirtal - BSc, MPH, MSc
Shankardass, Ketan - BSc, MHSc, PhD
Shanker, Ruby - MHSc, MBBS
Shuper, Paul - BA, MA, PhD
Sicchia, Suzanne - AB, MHSc, PhD
Silverman, Michael - MD
Singla, Daisy - PhD
Smith, Brendan - BSc, MSc, PhD
Smith, Maxwell James - BA, MSc, PhD
Sornpaisarn, Bundit - MA, MD, PhD
Stephens, Derek - BSc, BA, MSc
Sullivan, Terrence - BS, MA, PhD
Sutradhar, Rinku - BSc, MMath, PhD
Sykes, Jenna R. - BM, MMath
Thompson, Aaron - BSc, MPH, MD
Thorpe, Kevin - MMath
Thurairatnam, Ragavan - BASc
Till, Christine - BSc, MA, PhD
Timothy, Roberta - AB, AM, MEd, PhD
Tritchler, David - BA, MS, ScD
Urch, Bruce - DIH, BSc, MSc, PhD
van Lettow, Monique - BSc, MPH, PhD
Vanderlinden, Loren - BSc, MA, PhD
Wagner, Franklin - MHSc, MA
Walker, Jennifer D. - BSc, PhD
Wang, Lisa - BEng, MSc
Wang, Peter - MPH, MD, PhD
Webster, Fiona - BA, MA, PhD
Wells, Samantha - BA, MA, PhD
Whitehead, Cynthia - AB, MHSc, MD, PhD
Wickens, Christine - BSc, MA, PhD
Williams, Constance - BSc, MD, PhD
Wilson, Sarah - BSc, MSc, MD
Wong, Andy Kin On - BS, PhD
Wong, Josephine - BScN, BA, MSc, PhD
Woodruff, Sarah - BPHE, MSc, PhD
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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL5401H Epidemiologic Methods I and CHL5402H Epidemiologic Methods II

    • 1.0 FCE in biostatistics: CHL5201H Biostatistics I and CHL5202H Biostatistics II

    • 1.5 FCEs in epidemiology: CHL5405H Health Trends and Surveillance, CHL5418H Scientific Overview in Epidemiology, and CHL5426H Population Perspectives for Epidemiology

    • 0.5 FCE in public health policy: CHL5300H Public Health Policy

    • Minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5601H Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5605H Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care or an equivalent research course, subject to approval

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5607H Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Principles and Theories and CHL5608H Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Practical Issues and Approaches

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5613H Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • Minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE core course: CHL5603Y Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • 0.5 FCE core course: CHL5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health

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

      • CHL5601H Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making

      • CHL5605H Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care

      • CHL5613H Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations

      • CHL5616H Applied Survey Methods for Health Care Professionals

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum

    • 1.5 FCEs in elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL5220H and CHL5811H or approved equivalents

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5520H Indigenous Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5524H: Indigenous Health Theory and Methods

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5801H Health Promotion 1 or CHL5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • Minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5300H Public Health Policy

    • 0.5 FCE in quantitative research methods: CHL5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research or an approved equivalent

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

    • 2.5 FCEs in foundations of practice for students who have not completed dietetic practical training (dietetic internship): CHL5650H, CHL5651H, CHL5652H, and CHL5656Y

    • 0.5 FCE in nutrition science

    • Minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE in public health policy: CHL5300H Public Health Policy or CHL5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada

    • 1.0 FCE in research methods: CHL5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research, or an approved equivalent, and CHL5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

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

      • CHL5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health

      • CHL5653H Community Nutrition

      • CHL5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies

      • NFS1201H Public Health Nutrition

      • NFS1212H 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:

      • NFS1220H Clinical Nutrition

      • NFS1223H Dietary Carbohydrate and Glycaemic Index in Health and Disease

      • NFS1484H Advanced Nutrition

      • other courses approved by the Program Director

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

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:

    • NFS1220H Clinical Nutrition

    • CHL5610H 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 CHL5656Y Nutrition and Dietetics Culminating Project, to be approved by the program director or course instructor.

Emphasis: Management and Food Systems

  • 0.5 FCE: complete a four-week Management and Food Systems practicum in a management and food provision setting, in addition to the standard practicum requirements for the field.

  • 0.5 FCE: graduate-level course in management or food systems to be approved by the program director and course instructor.

  • A relevant research assignment for an appropriate agency focussed on management of food provision and food systems as part of CHL5656Y 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: NFS1201H Public Health Nutrition.

  • A relevant research assignment for an appropriate agency focussed on public health nutrition as part of CHL5656Y 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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5904H Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health — Legal and Social Context

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5910H Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5912H Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

    • 0.5 FCE in physical agents: CHL5907H Radiological Health or CHL5914H Physical Agents I-Noise

    • 0.5 FCE in research methods: CHL5220H Introduction to Quantitative Research or CHL5401H 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

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5410H Occupational Epidemiology

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5902H Advanced Occupational Hygiene

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5911H Occupational and Environmental Hygiene II

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5915H Control of Occupational Hazards

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5917H Concepts in Safety Management

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5918H Biological Hazards in the Workplace and Community

Emphasis: Environmental Public Health

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5201H Biostatistics I

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5413H Public Health Sanitation

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5416H Environmental Epidemiology

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5903H Environmental Health

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5921H Protecting the Public from Air Pollution

  • 0.5 FCE: CHL5950H 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: CHL5004H Introduction to Public Health Sciences

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5801H Health Promotion 1 and CHL5803H Health Promotion 2

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5105H Social Determinants of Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5110H Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5300H Public Health Policy

    • 1.5 FCEs in research methods: CHL5201H Biostatistics I, CHL5401H Epidemiologic Methods I, and CHL5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research or approved equivalents

    • Minimum 1.0 FCE: practicum placement

    • Elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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:

    • CHL5004H, CHL5207Y0, CHL5209H, CHL5210H, and CHL5250H

    • CHL5226H or STA2112H (Mathematical Statistics I)

    • CHL5223H or STA2212H (Mathematical Statistics II)

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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:

    • CHL5004H, CHL5207Y0, CHL5209H, CHL5210H, and CHL5250H

    • CHL5226H or STA2112H (Mathematical Statistics I)

    • CHL5223H or STA2212H (Mathematical Statistics II)

    • 1.0 FCE in electives from an approved list of courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

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

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

 

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:

    • CHL5212H Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences

    • CHL5213H Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data

    • CHL5229H Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning

    • CHL5230H Applied Machine Learning for Health Data.

  • Students must complete a practical component in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science through CHL5207Y0 Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis.

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

Public Health Sciences: Public Health Sciences DrPH

Doctor of Public Health

Program Description

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program 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: CHL4001H Contemporary Approaches to Population Health and Health Equity

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL5005H Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health

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

        • HAD5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research or

        • HAD6501H Introduction to Methods for Health Professions Education Research

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL4002H Critical Appraisal and Use of Evidence

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL4003H0 Leading High-Performing Health Systems

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL4004H Global Health Policy

      • Applied Research Project

    • Year 2 (2.5 FCEs):

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL4005H Governance and Financial Leadership

      • 0.5 FCE: CHL5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)

      • 0.5 FCE: HAD5778H 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: HAD5765H 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

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

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: 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: CHL5005H Public Health Research

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5208Y Advanced Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5209H Survival Analysis I

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5210H Categorical Data Analysis

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5250H+ Special Topics in Biostatistics (seminar)

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5260Ho Doctoral Seminar Series in Biostatistics

    • 1.0 FCE: STA2112H and STA2212H 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.

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5005H Public Health Research

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5404H and CHL5408H Research Methods

    • 1.0 FCE: CHL5406H and CHL5424H Quantitative Methods

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5423H0 Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5428H Epidemiological Methods for Causal Mediation Analyses

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

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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:

    • CHL5212H Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences

    • CHL5213H Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data

    • CHL5229H Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning

    • CHL5230H Applied Machine Learning for Health Data

    • CHL5429H Advanced Analytic Methods for Bias in Epidemiologic Studies

    • CHL3020H Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health

    • HAD5306H Introduction to Health Services Research and the Use of Health Administrative Data

    • MHI2012H 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: CHL5005H 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

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: CHL5005H Public Health Research

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5101H Social and Behavioural Theory and Health

    • 0.5 FCE: CHL5102H 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

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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: 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
  • CHL3001Y Core Topics in Bioethics

  • CHL3003Y Empirical Approaches in Bioethics

  • CHL3005H Legal Approaches to Bioethics

  • HAD5771H Resource Allocation Ethics

  • PHL2146Y Topics in Bioethics

Year 2
  • CHL3002Y Teaching Bioethics

  • CHL3004Y Ethics and Health Institutions

  • CHL3006H Writing in Bioethics

  • CHL3008Y0 Applied Learning in Bioethics (practicum)

  • CHL3051H Research Ethics

  • CHL3052H0 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

    • 1.0 to 1.5 FCEs in elective courses

    • Students may elect to take up to 0.5 FCE on a Credit/No Credit basis. See the list of Credit/No Credit-eligible courses below.

  • 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

CHL5004H
Introduction to Public Health Sciences
CHL5005H
Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)

 

Students in the Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Community Health, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Public Health may elect to be assessed on a Credit/No Credit basis in courses marked by the symbol up to a total of 0.5 FCE.

Biostatistics

CHL5201H
Biostatistics I
CHL5202H
Biostatistics II
CHL5203H
Survey Design and Social Research Methods in Public Health
CHL5207Y0
Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis
CHL5208Y
Advanced Laboratory in Statistical Design and Analysis
CHL5209H
Survival Analysis I
CHL5210H
Categorical Data Analysis
CHL5212H
Predictive Modelling in the Health Sciences
CHL5213H
Methods for Analysis of Microbiome Data
CHL5220H
Introduction to Quantitative Research
CHL5221H Introduction to Qualitative Research
CHL5222H
Analysis of Correlated Data
CHL5223H
Applied Bayesian Methods
CHL5224H
Modern Statistical Genetics
CHL5225H
Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
CHL5226H
Mathematical Foundations of Biostatistics
CHL5227H
Introduction to Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials
CHL5228H
Statistical Methods for Genetics and Genomics Research Seminar (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5229H
Modern Biostatistics and Statistical Learning (prerequisite: CHL5226H)
CHL5230H
Applied Machine Learning for Health Data
CHL5250H+,⌘
Special Topics in Biostatistics
CHL5260H0,⌘
Doctoral Seminar Series in Biostatistics

+ 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.

Clinical Public Health

CHL5630Y
Wound Prevention and Care
CHL5631H
Integrating Public Health and Clinical Care: The Case of TB
CHL5632H
Application of Implementation Science in Global Health
(prerequisite: one or more qualitative or quantitative research methods course, or one program evaluation course)
CHL5633H
Planetary and Global Health Ethics

Epidemiology

CHL5401H
Epidemiologic Methods I
CHL5402H
Epidemiologic Methods II
CHL5403H
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
CHL5404H
Research Methods I
CHL5405H
Health Trends and Surveillance
CHL5406H
Quantitative Methods for Biomedical Research
CHL5407H
Categorical Data Analysis for Epidemiologic Studies
CHL5408H
Research Methods II
CHL5409H
Cancer Epidemiology
CHL5410H
Occupational Epidemiology
CHL5412H
Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Prevention, and Control
CHL5413H
Public Health Sanitation
CHL5416H
Environmental Epidemiology
CHL5417H
Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society
CHL5418H
Scientific Overview in Epidemiology
CHL5419H Social Epidemiology
CHL5420H
Global Health Research
CHL5423H0
Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology
CHL5424H
Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology
CHL5425H
Mathematical Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases: An Introduction
CHL5426H
Population Perspectives for Epidemiology
CHL5428H Epidemiological Methods for Causal Mediation Analyses
CHL5429H 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)
CHL5430H
Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology
CHL5431H Spatial Epidemiology: Introductory Methods and Applications
CHL5432H Epidemiological Methods for Communicable Diseases
(prerequisites: CHL5201H, CHL5401H, and CHL5412H; or equivalent)
JRH1000H
Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology

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

Family and Community Medicine

CHL5601H
Appraising and Applying Evidence to Assist Clinical Decision-Making
CHL5603Y
Social, Political, and Scientific Issues in Family Medicine
CHL5605H
Research Issues in Family Medicine/Primary Care
CHL5606H
Research in Family Medicine/Primary Care Methodological Applications
CHL5607H
Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Principles and Theories
CHL5608H
Teaching and Learning by the Health Professions: Practical Issues and Approaches
CHL5609H
Continuing Education in the Health Professions
CHL5610H
Theory and Practice of Behaviour Change in Health Professional Settings
CHL5611H
Continuing Education Planning, Management and Evaluation in the Health Professions
CHL5612H
The Theory and Application of Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice
CHL5613H
Leading Improvement in the Quality of Health Care for Community Populations
CHL5614H
Curriculum Foundations in Health Practitioner Field-Based Education
CHL5615H
Assessment and Evaluation Issues in Health Practitioner Field-Based Education
CHL5616H Applied Survey Methods for Health Care Professionals
CHL5617H Educational Technology for Health Practitioner Education
CHL5618H
Family Medicine and Interprofessional Primary Care in the Global Health Context
CHL5619H Faculty Development in the Health Professions
(prerequisites: CHL5607H and CHL5608H)
CHL5622H Patient-Related Health Care and Public Policy in Canada
CHL5623H
Practical Management Concepts and Cases in Leading Small Health Organizations
CHL5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health

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

Global Health

CHL5700H
Global Health
CHL5701H
Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5702H
History of International Health
CHL5704H
International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice
CHL5706H
Women and Women's Health in Countries in Conflict
CHL5707H
Health: An Engine for the Journey to Peace

Health Promotion

CHL5801H
Health Promotion 1
CHL5803H
Health Promotion 2
CHL5804H
Theories for Health Promotion and Public Health Intervention
CHL5805H
Critical Issues in Health Promotion Practice
CHL5806H+,⌘
Health Promotion Field Research
CHL5807H Health Communications
CHL5808H Health-in-All-Policies: Approaches to Achieve a Healthier City
CHL5809H Ecological Public Health
CHL5810H Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Health (REACH)
CHL5811H Introduction to Qualitative Research

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

Indigenous Health

CHL5520H Indigenous Health
CHL5521H Indigenous Practicum Preparation
CHL5522H Indigenous Food Systems, Environment, and Health
CHL5523H Indigenous Health and Social Policy
CHL5524H Indigenous Health Theory and Methods

Nutrition and Dietetics

CHL5650H
Foundations of Practice I
CHL5651H
Foundations of Practice II
CHL5652H
Foundations of Practice III
CHL5653H
Community Nutrition
CHL5654H Nutrition Programs and Strategies
CHL5655H Nutrition Metabolism for Public Health Nutrition Professionals
CHL5656Y Nutrition and Dietetics Culminating Project (prerequisites: CHL5650H, CHL5651H, and CHL5652H)
NFS1201H Public Health Nutrition
NFS1484H Advanced Nutrition

Occupational and Environmental Health

CHL5902H
Advanced Occupational Hygiene
CHL5903H
Environmental Health
CHL5904H
Perspectives in Occupational and Environmental Health — Legal and Social Context
CHL5905H
Clinical Studies in Occupational Health
CHL5907H
Radiological Health
CHL5910H
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene I
CHL5911H
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene II
CHL5912H
Occupational and Environmental Toxicology
CHL5914H
Physical Agents I — Noise
CHL5915H
Control of Occupational Hazards
CHL5917H
Concepts in Safety Management
CHL5918H
Biological Hazards in the Workplace and Community
CHL5919H
Public Health Mycology
CHL5920H0,⌘ Occupational and Environmental Health Doctoral Seminar Series
CHL5921H Protecting the Public from Air Pollution
CHL5950H Special Topics in Occupational and Environmental Health

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

Public Health Policy

CHL5300H
Public Health Policy
CHL5308H
Tools and Approaches for Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation
CHL5309H
Advanced Analysis of Topical Issues in Public Health Policy

Public Health Sciences

JRH5124H
Public Health Ethics

Social and Behavioural Health Sciences

CHL5101H
Social and Behavioural Theory and Health
CHL5102H
Social and Political Forces in Health
CHL5105H
Social Determinants of Health
CHL5109H
Gender and Health
CHL5110H
Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation
CHL5113H
Global Migration and Health
CHL5115H
Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
CHL5117H
Women, Children, and Adolescent Health: A Glocal Perspective
CHL5118H
International Health, Human Rights, and Peace-Building
CHL5120H
Population Health Perspectives on Mental Health and Addictions
CHL5121H
Genomics, Bioethics, and Public Policy
CHL5122H
Advanced Qualitative Research: Framing, Writing, Beyond (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5126H
Building Community Resilience
CHL5128H Intersectionality, Inequity, and Public Health
CHL5129H Introduction to Mixed Methods Research for Public Health
CHL5130H Advanced Methods in Applied Indigenous Health Research
CHL5131H Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Health Research
CHL5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)
CHL5133H Evaluating Quantitative Public Health Research
CHL5134H Institutional Ethnography
CHL5150H
Data Collection Methods for Research and Evaluation Projects
JRP1000H Theory and Method for Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction

Practica Courses

CHL5620Y0
Practicum in Family Community Medicine (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5621H+
Extension to Practicum in Family Community Medicine (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5690H0
MScCH Required Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5691H0
MScCH Optional Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6010Y+
Required MPH Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6011H+
Required Practicum Extension (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6012Y+
Long Extension to Required Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6013H0 Required MPH Advanced Standing Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6020Y+
Optional MPH Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6021H+
Optional Practicum Extension (Credit/No Credit)
CHL6022Y+
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

CHL7001H
Directed Reading
CHL7002H
Directed Research

Special Topics Courses

CHL8001H
Selected Topics in Public Health Issues
CHL8002H
Selected Topics in Public Health: Methods and Approaches to Research and Practice

Doctor of Public Health Courses

CHL4001H Contemporary Approaches to Population Health and Health Equity
CHL4002H Critical Appraisal and Use of Evidence
CHL4003H0,⌘ Leading High Performing Health Systems
CHL4004H Global Health Policy
CHL4005H Governance and Financial Leadership
CHL5005H Public Health Research (Credit/No Credit)
CHL5132H Population Health Intervention Research (PHIR)
CHL5624H Historical, Ethical, and Philosophical Foundations of Public Health
HAD5763H Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
HAD5765H Case Studies in Health Policy
HAD5778H Comparative Health Systems and Policy
HAD6501H 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

PAS3700H Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addictions
PAS3701H Advanced Research Issues in Addictions

Bioethics

CHL3020H Ethics and Artificial Intelligence for Health

Community Development

UCS1000H
Community Development