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.

The Fall 2020 application cycle is now CLOSED for the PhD in Health Sciences program. We will begin to accept applications for the September 2021 intake beginning in October. Complete application are due by January 15, 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

PhD in Health Sciences Image

 

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 2020 application cycle is now CLOSED for the Master of Public Health program. We will begin to accept applications for the September 2021 intake beginning in October. Complete application 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

Master in Public Health Image

 

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

The Fall 2020 application cycle is now CLOSED for the Master of Health Sciences program. We will begin to accept applications for the September 2021 intake beginning in October. Complete application 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

Master in Health Sciences Image

EVENTS

Sep
22
MHSc Thesis Defence - G. Herring 3:00 PM
Online

NEWS

Jun
16
eHealth app for Northern maternal health care being developed
A program for mobile devices may provide access to the health care and education that mothers-to-be in Northwestern Ontario feel they often don’t... full story
Jun
4
Project guides climate change communication strategies
That climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity is not news. This awareness, however, does not always translate into action. To... full story
May
14
The Lakehead University Department of Health Sciences Presents the Covid-19 Conversation Series via Zoom
Covid-19 Conversations: Responses, Big Picture Thinking and the Social Determinants of Health
May
14
The Department of Health Sciences Spring 2020 Newsletter is now out!
Check out details about our upcoming COVID-19 Conversation Series, Department highlights and student success stories.