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Occupational Health

Occupational Health

Location

Location

  • Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health
  • Purvis Hall
  • 1020 Pine Avenue West
  • Montreal, QC H3A 1A2
  • Canada

M.Sc.(A.) (Resident) and Ph.D. programs:

  • Telephone: 514-398-6258
  • Email: graduate [dot] eboh [at] mcgill [dot] ca

M.Sc.(A.) (Distance Education) program:

About Occupational Health

About Occupational Health

The Department of Occupational Health offers two graduate degree programs: a doctorate (Ph.D.) and master (M.Sc.(A.)) in occupational health sciences. The master’s program is available on campus or in distance education format. Special Student status may be granted to students who wish to take only specific courses from our M.Sc. program. There is a maximum of 12 credits overall, with a maximum of 6 credits per semester.

Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet as some of the course material is most readily available by accessing the web.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Resident) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)
A one-year program in health and hygiene appropriate for physicians, nurses, and graduates from engineering and basic sciences. Occupational health training allows candidates to evaluate work environments and attenuate work hazards using prevention and control.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Distance) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)
A three-and-a-half-year program completed mostly over the Internet. This program is not accepting applicants for 2012–2013.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Occupational Health
The objective of this program is to train independent researchers in the field of work environment and health.

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English by appropriate exams, e.g., TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 550, or 86 on the Internet-based test with each component score not less than 20.

M.Sc. Applied Program (Resident) (on campus)

Candidates should have completed, with a standing equivalent to a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, one of the requisites below:

  • a bachelor of science degree or its equivalent, in a discipline relevant to occupational health or hygiene such as: chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, physics
  • an M.D. (medicine)
  • a B.Sc. in health sciences or nursing

Distance Education

Candidates should have completed, with a standing equivalent to a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0, one of the requisites below:

  • an M.D. (medicine)
  • a B.Sc. in health sciences or nursing
  • a bachelor of science degree, or its equivalent, in a discipline relevant to occupational health or hygiene such as: chemistry, engineering, environmental sciences, physics

Candidates should have at least three years of experience in industrial hygiene and/or in safety.

For medical doctors and nurses, priority will be given to candidates with at least three years of experience in occupational health.

Ph.D. Program

Candidates must hold an M.Sc. degree or its equivalent in occupational health sciences, or in a relevant discipline, such as: community health, environmental health, epidemiology, chemistry, engineering, physics, or health sciences (medicine, nursing, etc.).

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Resident (on campus)

Eligible candidates may be invited for an interview with members of the Admissions Committee of the Department.

Applications are considered for Fall term only. We are not willing to consider any applications to be admitted for the Winter/Summer term.

Distance Education

Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet as the course material is available through the web.

Ph.D. Program

Each student will be assigned to one academic staff member of the Department, who will act as his/her supervisor, and who will guide him/her in the preparation of a definite research protocol.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

M.Sc. Applied (Resident)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Interview

M.Sc. Applied (Distance Education)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

Ph.D. Program

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposal

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Apr. 30
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: Sept. 15
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A
Note: We are not willing to consider any applications to be admitted for the Winter/Summer term.

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Occupational Health Faculty

Occupational Health Faculty

Chair
R. Fuhrer
Emeritus Professors
M.R. Becklake; M.B.B.Ch., M.D.(Witw.), F.R.C.P.
A. Lippman; B.A.(C'nell), Ph.D.(McG.)
J.C. McDonald; M.D., B.S.(Lond.), M.Sc.(Harv.), F.R.C.P.(C)
I.B. Pless; B.A., M.D.(W. Ont.)
S.H. Shapiro; B.S.(Bucknell), M.S., Ph.D.(Stan.)
G. Thériault; M.D.(Laval), M.I.H., Dr.P.H.(Harv.)
S. Wood-Dauphinee; B.Sc.(Phys.Ther.), Dip.Ed., M.Sc.(A.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors Post-Retirement
A. Lippman; B.A.(C'nell), Ph.D.(McG.)
I.B. Pless; B.A., M.D.(W. Ont.)
S.H. Shapiro; B.S.(Bucknell), M.S., Ph.D.(Stan.)
G. Thériault; M.D.(Laval), M.I.H., Dr.P.H.(Harv.)
S. Wood-Dauphinee; B.Sc.(Phys.Ther.), Dip.Ed., M.Sc.(A.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors
M. Abrahamowicz; Ph.D.(Cracow) (James McGill Professor)
J.F. Boivin; M.D.(Laval), S.M., Sc.D.(Harv.)
J. Brophy; B.Eng.(McG.), M.Eng., M.D.(McM.), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
E.L.F. Franco; M.P.H., Dr.P.H.(Chapel Hill) (joint appt. with Oncology) (James McGill Professor)
R. Fuhrer; B.A.(CUNY (Brooklyn College)), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Calif.-San Francisco)
T.W. Gyorkos; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Bishop's), Ph.D.(McG.)
J.A. Hanley; B.Sc., M.Sc.(NUI), Ph.D.(Wat.) (on leave Winter 2012 and Winter 2013)
J. Heymann; B.A.(Yale), M.P.H., M.D., Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Political Science) (Canada Research Chair)
C. Infante-Rivard; M.D.(Montr.), M.P.H.(Calif.-LA), Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (James McGill Professor)
L. Joseph; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
M.S. Kramer; B.A.(Chic.), M.D.(Yale) (joint appt. with Pediatrics) (James McGill Professor) (on leave Jan. 2012 to June 2013)
J. McCusker; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), M.P.H., Ph.D.(Col.)
R. Menzies; M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
O.S. Miettinen; M.D.(Helsinki), M.P.H., M.S., Ph.D.(Minn.)
G. Paradis; M.D.(Montr.), M.Sc.(McG.)
R.W. Platt; M.Sc.(Man.), Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appt. with Pediatrics)
S. Suissa; M.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Flor.) (joint appt. with Medicine) (James McGill Professor)
R. Tamblyn; M.Sc.(McM.), Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine) (James McGill Professor)
C. Wolfson; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
Associate Professors
O. Basso; Ph.D.(Milan) (joint appt. with Obstetrics & Gynecology)
D. Buckeridge; M.D.(Qu.), M.Sc.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Stan.) (Canada Research Chair)
A. Ciampi; M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Rome)
N. Dendukuri; M.Sc.(Indian I.T.), Ph.D.(McG.) (PT) (joint appt. with Medicine)
C. Greenwood; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appt. with Oncology)
P. Héroux; B.Sc.(Laval), M.Sc., Ph.D.(I.N.R.S.)
J. Kaufman; B.A.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(Mich.)
A. Manges; B.A.(Col.), M.P.H., Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
M. Pai; M.B.B.S.(Stanley Medical College), M.D.(Christian Medical College), Ph.D.(Calif., Berk.)
J. Pickering; B.A.(Tor.), M.D., M.Sc.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
A. Quesnel-Vallee; B.A., M.Sc.(Montr.), M.A., Ph.D.(Duke) (joint appt. with Sociology)
M. Rossignol; B.Sc., M.D.(Sher.), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C)
P. Tousignant; B.A., M.D.(Laval), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
Assistant Professors
A. Adrien; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
A. Benedetti; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appt. with Medicine)
J. Cox; B.Sc., B.A., M.D.(Dal.), M.Sc.(McG.), C.C.F.P., F.R.C.P.(C) (joint appt. with Family Medicine)
S. Harper; B.A.(Westminister), M.S.P.H.(S. Carolina), Ph.D.(Mich.)
A. Labbe; M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Wat.) (joint appt. with Psychiatry)
S. Martin; M.D.(Tor.), M.Sc.(McG.) (PT)
E.E.M. Moodie; B.A.(Winn.), Ph.D.(Wash.)
A. Nandi; B.S.(College of New Jersey), M.P.H.(Col.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health & Social Policy)
L. Patry; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
E. Strumpf; B.A.(Smith), Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Economics)
G. Tan; D.Phil.(Oxf.) (PT)
Associate Members
Biomedical Ethics Unit: N. King
Dietetics and Human Nutrition: K. Gray-Donald
Dentistry: P. Allison, J. Feine
Family Medicine: A. Andermann, J. Haggerty, T. Tannenbaum
Geography: N. Ross
Medicine: A. Barkun, M. Behr, S. Bernatsky, T. Brewer, J. Bourbeau, P. Brassard, A. Clarke, K. Dasgupta, M. Eisenberg, P. Ernst, M. Goldberg, C. Greenaway, S. Kahn, M. Klein, N. Mayo, N. Pant Pai, L. Pilote, E. Rahme, B. Richards, K. Schwartzman, M. Sewitch, I. Shrier, V. Tagalakis
Ob/Gyn: H. Abenhaim, R. Gagnon
Pathology: B. Case
Pediatrics: G. Dougherty, B. Foster, C. Quach-Thanh
Physical & Occupational Therapy: S. Ahmed
Psychiatry: E. Latimer, A. Malla, N. Schmitz, B. Thombs
Lecturers
J.P. Gauvin, W. Wood
Adjunct Professors
Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica Peru: M. Casapia
Caro Research: J. Caro
Direction régionale de la santé publique: R. Allard, M. Baillargeon, R. Lessard, S. Palmieri, S. Perron, E. Robinson
Harvard Univ.: J. Brownstein
Hôpital Sacré-Cœur: D. Gautrin
Independent: I. Arnold, M.A. Lavoie, J. Lemke, M. Schweigert, L. Scott
INSPQ: F. Richer, P. Robillard, S. Stock
Montreal Chest Hospital Centre: P. Rohan
Mount Sinai: M. Baltzan
Stabilis: P. Simon
Univ. de Montréal: R. Massé, J. Siemiatycki
Univ. of S. Australia: J. Lynch

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Resident) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Resident) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Distance) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This program is not accepting applicants for 2013-2014.

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Health (Distance) (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Occupational Health

This program is not accepting applicants for 2013-2014.

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Occupational Health.

Faculty of Medicine—2012-2013 (last updated Nov. 22, 2012) (disclaimer)