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.
AS AN ENGAGED HEALTH RESEARCHER
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.
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS
AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
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 for Master of Health Sciences is still OPEN.
Complete applications are due by February 1, 2020. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered. Please note that only complete applications will be reviewed.
MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT
THROUGH INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH RESEARCH
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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