Aims and Objectives

The aims and objectives for the MPH program are to

  1. Prepare students to work in the Public Health field by: 

    a)  providing foundational knowledge within the 5 core areas of Public Health:
  • Biostatistics – Collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and interpretation of health data; design and analysis of health-related surveys and experiments; and concepts and practice of statistical data analysis.
  • Epidemiology – Distributions and determinants of disease, disabilities and death in human and animal populations; the characteristics and dynamics of populations; the natural history of disease; and the biologic basis of health.
  • Environmental Health Sciences – Environmental factors, including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.
  • Health Services Administration – Development, organization, administration, management, evaluation and policy analysis of health programs.
  • Social and Behavioural Sciences – Concepts and methods of social and behavioural sciences relevant to the identification and the solution of public health problems.

    b)  partnering with public health agencies in Canada, as well as the International Community, to provide opportunities in which students can apply their foundational Public Health knowledge in the field and gain practical experience.

2.  Familiarize students with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) core competencies and how the PHAC competencies relate to the above five core areas of Public Health.

3.  Regularly review and adapt its curriculum to reflect the current needs in Public Health, as identified by stakeholders.