Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences provides students with an understanding of the complexities of public health and health sciences through a focus on individuals, communities, and organizations. Our graduate programs will ensure students emerge as professionals and health researchers who will contribute to the enhancement of the overall health of Canadians.

The Department of Health Sciences also offers an undergraduate Minor in Aging and Health to all students. Our undergraduate Minor in Aging and Health allows students to understand the needs and issues facing older adults, aging throughout the course of life, the impact of aging on populations and society, as well as the impact of society on people as they age.

PhD Health Sciences

Take your research skills to the next level with Lakehead University’s Health Sciences doctoral program. Work with faculty and the community to better the health of at-risk populations through high quality applied health research.

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO JANUARY 29TH, 2021 TO SUBMIT PHD IN HEALTH SCIENCES APPLICATIONS

The Fall 2021 application cycle is now OPEN for the PhD in Health Sciences program. Complete applications are due by January 29, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

Please note, you must have a potential supervisor identified before you apply. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Click here to learn how to apply to our PhD in Health Sciences program

 

CREATE KNOWLEDGE
BUILD CAPACITY
AS AN ENGAGED HEALTH RESEARCHER

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Master of Public Health

What are the core competencies of public health professionals in Canada?

The Public Health Agency of Canada "Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada, Release 1.0 informs on the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to practice public health in Canada. The 36 core competencies represent the foundation on which effective public health practice is built, and are organized into 7 categories: (1) Public Health Sciences; (2) Assessment and Analysis; (3) Policy and Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation; (4) Partnerships, Collaboration and Advocacy; (5) Diversity and Inclusiveness; (6) Communication; and (7) Leadership. Note that these core competencies form the basis of evaluation in our Master of Public Health programs (including programs with Thesis or specializations). 

Please review the document carefully to learn about the core competencies for public health practice in Canada to understand what is expected of students and professionals in the field of public health: https://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/php-psp/ccph-cesp/pdfs/cc-manual-eng090407.pdf

Develop your leadership potential with one of Lakehead University’s Master of Public Health programs. Whatever your schedule, our distance learning environment with flexible full-time study, or on-campus with full-time study gives you the opportunity to take your career to the next level.

The Fall 2021 application cycle for the Master of Public Health program is now OPEN! Complete applications are due by February 1, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

Please note, if applying to the thesis-based program, you must have a potential supervisor identified before you apply. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Click here to learn how to apply to our Master of Public Health program

 

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS
AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

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Master of Health Sciences

Lakehead University’s Master of Health Sciences Program gives you the knowledge and research skills you need. Offering the only MHSc program between Winnipeg and Southern Ontario, this innovative program prepares you to be a part of the change

We are now accepting applications for The Fall 2021 cycle to the Master of Health Sciences program! Complete applications are due by February 1, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

Please note, you must have a potential supervisor identified before you apply. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Click here to learn how to apply to our Master of Health Sciences program

 

MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT
THROUGH INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH RESEARCH

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EVENTS

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16
Lakehead University announces one new Canada Research Chair and four renewals

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Nov
27
Article by Dr. Rebecca Schiff receives Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended Paper

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Sep
21
Lakehead professors receiving more than $73k for COVID-19 research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada has granted more than $73,000 to Lakehead University professors for important research... full story

Jun
16
eHealth app for Northern maternal health care being developed

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