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1 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH FEBRUARY 18, 2015 Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty of Health Sciences McMaster University Fran Scott, Program Director MPH in spe Tania Baricevic, Program Coordinator MPH

2 MPH Program Approval University approval October 2014 Quality Council approval Dec 2014 MTCU expedited review Admission portal to be opened early January Deadline for applications: Saturday, February 28 at 11:59 pm

3 MPH at McMaster A focus on general public health issues Additional areas of focus on: public health policy & health management, public health research methods, and environmental health Core and elective courses A thesis-based or 4 month practicum-based (with a capstone paper) program Full-time or part-time registration A blend of classroom and optional online course delivery in the future Completion in months (full-time) or four years (part- time) 3

4 Full-time program Sept-Apr: Core and Elective courses May-Aug: Practicum Year One Sept-Dec: Core and Elective course and completion of Capstone Paper Year Two Sept-Apr: Core and Elective courses May-Aug: Thesis Year One Sept-Dec: Core and Elective course Jan-Apr: Thesis completion Year Two Practicum Stream (16 months) Thesis Stream (24 months)

5 Courses Year One (Sept-Dec) – Foundations of Public Health practice – Public Health Epidemiology – Biostatistics – Public Health Seminar Series 1 Year One (Jan-Apr) Public Health Research Methods Public Health Policy Electives Year Two (Sept-Dec) – Public Health Seminar Series 2 – Electives

6 About the Program Generalist focus for all students Learner-centred support with personal learning plan and portfolio Elective courses will be available in areas of focus and new electives may be developed if interest is identified Additional areas of focus: – Public Health Policy & Public Health Management – Environmental Health – Population and Public Health Research Methods

7 Sample Practicum Sites 7 Public Health Units (Hamilton, Halton, Niagara, Wellington Dufferin Guelph, Middlesex London) Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) – Hamilton Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Hamilton and McMaster Family Health Teams (FHT) Public Health Ontario, Public Health Agency of Canada, WHO Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Hamilton Community Foundation

8 Sample Thesis Opportunities Research associated with practicum sites Research units associated with McMaster Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis McMaster Institute for Healthier Environments McMaster Health Forum National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools Offord Centre CanChild Population Health Research Institute Health Information Research Unit Others to be invited/included

9 Admission requirements 4 year undergraduate in Sciences or equivalent B+ average in final year of undergraduate program Statistics or mathematical course B+ English proficiency TOEFL or IELTS Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) Personal letter (750 words) Two letters of recommendation (health professional applicants can include one from employer)

10 Who should apply? Recent graduates from undergraduate programs, medical residents, and health professionals in practice. Small number of full-time international students may be accepted Please do not contact potential supervisors or practicum sites for application

11 Career Opportunities Work in public health, health care and social service organizations Work for non-profits and global health agencies Doctoral studies in epidemiology, policy Professional school: Medicine, Dentistry, Rehab, Law

12 How can we help? Dr. Fran Scott, Program Director in spe, MPH Public Health physician and educator with extensive experience in local public health practice and scholarly work in epidemiology, environmental health and equity Academic interests : education scholarship into portfolios in graduate education, health equity indicators, healthy public policy and local public health governance. Tania Baricevic, Program Coordinator, MPH x


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