Course Work & Practicum
Through a combination of coursework and practical experiences, students will develop the applied skills required to organize, analyze, interpret and communicate public health knowledge, as well as to apply this knowledge in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health policies and programs. Graduates will appreciate the importance of interdisciplinarity, and develop an awareness of ethical and cultural issues pertaining to public health research and practice. The knowledge, attitudes, and skills gained from the Master of Public Health program at Queen's will provide broad mastery of the subject matter and methods of public health and equip graduates to practice competently as a generalists in public health.
To complete the requirements for the program, students must:
- Take seven core courses and three elective courses. FIve core courses (EPID 801, EPID 821, EPID 812, EPID 825 and EPID 828) must be taken during the fall and winter terms of first year, and before the site practicum (EPID 887). The remaining two core courses (EPID 826, EPID 827) are taken in the fall term of the second year.
- Practicum (EPID 887): the practicum opportunity, offered in the Spring/Summer of year 1, will provide students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills acquired from their coursework in a supervised public health setting. Students will also have an opportunity to work as part of an interdisciplinary public health team in a substantive area that is of interest to the student and of importance to the sponsoring public health organization.
- EPID 886 is a mandatory half credit course. This course spans fall and winter, year 1, and is currently under revision for the 2012 uptake.