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Health Sciences Graduate Programs Information

Dean of Health and Behavioural Sciences  M. Bedard
Acting Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences  R. Schiff
   
MHSC  
Graduate Coordinator
R. Schiff
Core Master's  
  M. Bedard (Health Sciences),
  P. Brink (Health Sciences),
  L. Chambers (Women's Studies),
  L. Galway (Health Sciences),
  M.L. Kelley (Social Work),
  N. Khaper (NOSM West Campus),
  V. Kristman (Health Sciences),
  K. Leung (Biology),
  L. Livingston (Kinesiology),
  L. Martin (Health Sciences),
  K. McQueen (Nursing),
  H. Møller (Health Sciences),
  R. Schiff (Health Sciences),
  H. Schraft (Biology),
  M. Stones (Psychology),
  M. Ulanova (NOSM West Campus),
  P. Wakewich (Sociology/Women's Studies),
  E.C. Wiersma (Health Sciences),
  A. Kone-Pefoyo (Health Sciences)
  C. Levkoe (Health Sciences)
   
Non-Core Membership K. Jones-Bonofiglio (Adjunct to Health Sciences)
  J. Lawrence-Dewar (Adjunct to Health Sciences)
  N.Sutherland (Adjunct to Health Sciences)
   
External Adjunct Professors C. Nelson
  A. Rudnick

 

MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES
The Department of Health Sciences offers a Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) program that is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skill to undertake a supervised, beginning research study in a relevant area of concern within the broad definition of health. Completion of specific required courses, followed by selection of relevant elective courses, allows the student to develop both breadth and depth in an area of research interest. Although students may choose to complete research studies using quantitative, qualitative or mixed-methods approaches, they are required to demonstrate beginning competence in both quantitative and qualitative methods. The structure of the program allows the student to complete elective courses in research methods and/or in a discipline-based area of interest.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Lakehead University offers a Master of Public Health degree. Students will focus on current issues in the science and/or service of public health, so that they may gain experience through opportunities in any of the fundamental disciplines that underlie public health. The program is primarily intended to build on the knowledge foundation of professionals currently working in the field of public health. The program's objectives are to prepare a graduate who: possesses advanced health-related education; is capable of critical analysis; understands health-related decision-making at the level of the individual, population, and government; understands research; and possesses knowledge exchange and dissemination strategies for individuals, populations, and government. 

Specializations
Applicants to the Master of Health Sciences program have the option of applying to complete one (1) specializtion, among: Epidemiology, Indigenous and Northern Health, and Gerontoloy.

Applicants to the Master of Public Health program have the option of applying to complete oine (1) specialization, among: Epidemiology, Indigenous and Northern Health, Gerontology, Nursing, and Nursing with Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner electives. Note that both Nursing specializations are available to the students in the course option only.

The following Health Sciences Graduate program offerings are available:
Each program is marked with a TB, O or W designation to distinguish where each program is available.
(TB = Thunder Bay campus, O = Orillia campus, W = online)

Master of Health Sciences (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Epidemiology)(TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health) (TB)
Master of Health Sciences (Specialization in Gerontology)(TB)
Master of Health Sciences with Specialization in Social-Ecological Systems, Sustainability and Health (Thesis Option) (TB)
Master of Public Health (Course Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health (Thesis Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Epidemiology (Course Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Epidemiology (Thesis Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health (Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health) Course (TB)
Master of Public Health (Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health) Thesis (TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing (Course Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing (Course Option with Nurse Practitioner Electives)(TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Gerontology (Course Option)(TB)
Master of Public Health with Specialization in Gerontology (Thesis Option)(TB)