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Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences (TB)

The PhD in Health Sciences requires the completion of eight FCEs at the graduate level over four years of full-time study or eight years if flexible full-time study:

(a) Health Sciences 6010 - Emerging Issues in Health Sciences (0.5 FCE)
(b) Health Sciences 6030 - Special Topics in Research Methodology (0.5 FCE)
(c) Health Sciences 6020 (9020) - Comprehensive Examination (1.0 FCE; cannot duplicate dissertation content; Pass/Fail)
(d) Health Sciences 6040 (9040) - Research Internship I (1.0 FCE; Pass/Fail)
(e) Health Sciences 6050 (9050) - Research Seminar (non-credit; pass/fail)
(f) Health Sciences 6060 (9900) - PhD Dissertation (4.0 FCE; related to Applied Health Sciences)
(g) Two 0.5 graduate level elective courses (worth 0.5 FCE each) 

Students must select their two 0.5 FCE graduate level elective courses from the courses listed below. Students may take up to one 0.5 FCE course from another graduate program/university, with permission from the Graduate Coordinator: 

Health Sciences 5011 – Canadian Food Systems: Critical Perspectives in Health and Sustainability
Health Sciences 5012 – Perspectives in Ecological Health
Health Sciences 5013 - Social and Ecological Determinants of Health
Health Sciences 5036 – Qualitative Inquiry II
Health Sciences 5050 – Health Policy
Health Sciences 5210 – Health Promotion and Illness Prevention
Health Sciences 5213 – Environmental and Occupational Public Health
Health Sciences 5214 – Indigenous Health in Canada
Health Sciences 5215 – Northern Health and Healthcare
Health Sciences 5270 – Epidemiology II
Health Sciences 5330 – Critical Appraisal
Health Sciences 5410 – Survey Methods
Health Sciences 5510 – Program Planning and Evaluation
Health Sciences 5751 - Data Management and Analysis
Health Sciences 5031 - Biostatistics II 

Note 1: Lakehead University graduate students who have successfully completed graduate level courses from the list above taken during their master’s degree program will not have those courses count as credit towards their PhD degree.

Note 2: All students will enroll in Health Sciences 6050 (Research Seminar) yearly in each year of their program. Students who do not attend at least 80% of seminars in each year are deemed to have unsatisfactory performance and may receive a fail.

Note 3: Full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6020 (Comprehensive Examination) in the winter session of Year 1 and complete before the winter session of Year 2. Flexible full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6020 (Comprehensive Examination) by the winter session of Year 2 and complete before the winter session of Year 3.

Note 4: Full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6040 (Research Internship) in the winter session of Year 2 with completion before the start of the fall session of Year 2. Flexible full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6040 (Research Internship) by the winter term of Year 3 with completion before the start of the fall term of Year 3. In addition to the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a student who has failed the Research Internship (Health Sciences 6040) is deemed to have failed the program.

Note 5: Full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6060 (PhD Dissertation) in the winter session of Year 2 with proposal before the winter session of Year 3. Flexible full-time students will enroll in Health Sciences 6060 (PhD Dissertation) by the fall session of Year 4 with proposal before the start of the fall session of Year 5.

Note 6: Each student’s program of study must be approved on an annual basis by the student’s Dissertation Advisor and by the Graduate Coordinator.