December 12 Webinar PowerPoint

Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
Dec. 12 2014
Fran Scott, Program Director MPH in spe
Tania Baricevic, Program Coordinator MPH
MPH Program Approval
University approval October 2014
MTCU and COU expedited review
Admission portal to be opened early January
Deadline for applications end of February
Program Summary
• Four-month practicum or thesis options
• Blend of classroom and in future online course
• Completion in 16-24 months (full-time) or up to four
years (part-time)
• Year One: fall and winter terms: core and elective
courses; summer term: practicum/thesis
• Year Two: fall term: core and elective courses;
practicum capstone paper; winter term: thesis
Program Summary
• The MPH program will include a generalist focus for all
• Learner centred support with personal learning plan and
• 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
Curriculum: courses
• Year One Fall Term:
Foundations of Public Health practice
Public Health Epidemiology
Public Health Seminar Series 1
• Year One Winter Term:
• Public Health Research Methods
• Public Health Policy
• Electives
• Year Two Fall Term:
– Public Health Seminar Series 2
– Electives
Sample Practicum Sites
• Hamilton Public Health, Halton Health Department,
Niagara Region Health Department, Wellington
Dufferin Guelph Health Unit, Middlesex London Health
• Hamilton and McMaster Family Health Teams (FHT)
• Hamilton Community Health Foundation
• Public Health Ontario, Public Health Agency of Canada,
• Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health
Integrated Network (LHIN)
• Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s
Healthcare System
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
– Population Health Research Institute
– Health Information Research Unit
– Others to be invited/included
Expected applicants
• Recent graduates from undergraduate
programs, medical residents, and health
professionals in practice.
• Thesis option will be available to full time
• Small number of full time international
students may be accepted
• Please do not contact potential supervisors or
practicum sites for application
Admission requirements
4 year undergraduate in Sciences or equivalent
B+ average in final year
Statistics or mathematical course B+
English proficiency TOEFL
CV and personal letter (750 words)
Two letters of recommendation (health
professional applicants can include one from
• Fran Scott ([email protected])
• Tania Baricevic ([email protected])

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