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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.

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Ph.D. or the M.Sc.A. (Distance) programs until further notice.
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 2013–2014.

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.

This program is not accepting applicants for 2013–2014.

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Occupational Health Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

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

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Distance program until further notice.

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

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

Note: We are not accepting applications for the Occupational Health Ph.D. program until further notice.

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 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. Applications for Winter/Summer term admission will not be considered, with the exception of admission as Special Students in the Winter 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

M.Sc. Applied (Distance Education)

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement

Ph.D. Program

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposal

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

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: Applications for Winter/Summer term admission will not be considered, with the exception of admission as Special Students in the Winter term.

Occupational Health Faculty

Occupational Health Faculty

Chair
G. Paradis
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.)
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) (on leave Jan. to June 2014)
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.)
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.)
J. Kaufman; B.A.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(Mich.) (Canada Research Chair)
M.S. Kramer; B.A.(Chic.), M.D.(Yale) (joint appt. with Pediatrics) (James McGill Professor)
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) (on leave Sept. 2013 to Aug. 2014)
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
A. Adrien; M.D., M.Sc.(McG.)
R. Allard; B.A.(Montr.), M.D.,C.M., M.Sc.(McG.)
O. Basso; Ph.D.(Milan) (joint appt. with Obstetrics and 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) (on leave Jan. to Dec. 2014)
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.)
A. Labbe; M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(Wat.) (joint appt. with Psychiatry)
E.E.M. Moodie; B.A.(Winn.), Ph.D.(Wash.) (on leave Aug. 2013 to July 2014)
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)
E. Strumpf; B.A.(Smith), Ph.D.(Harv.) (joint appt. with Economics) (on leave Jan. to Dec. 2014)
T. Tannenbaum; B.A.(Brown), M.D.(Calg.), M.P.H.(Mass.), IMHL(McG.)
P. Tousignant; B.A., M.D.(Laval), M.Sc.(McG.), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
Assistant Professors
J. Baumgartner; B.A.(Wisc.), M.Sc.(Harv.), Ph.D.(Wisc.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health and Social Policy)
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)
S. Harper; B.A.(Westminister), M.S.P.H.(S. Carolina), Ph.D.(Mich.)
S. Martin; M.D.(Tor.), M.Sc.(McG.) (PT)
A. Nandi; B.S.(College of New Jersey), M.P.H.(Col.), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.) (joint appt. with Institute for Health and Social Policy)
L. Patry; B.Sc., M.D.(Laval), F.R.C.P.(C) (PT)
O.S. Saarela; M.Soc.Sc., Ph.D.(Helsinki)
G. Tan; D.Phil.(Oxf.) (PT)
Associate Members
Biomedical Ethics Unit: J. Kimmelman, N. King
Dietetics and Human Nutrition: K. Gray-Donald
Dentistry: P. Allison, J. Feine
Family Medicine: A. Andermann, J. Haggerty, E. Robinson
Geography: N. Ross
Medicine: J. Afilalo, A. Barkun, M. Behr, S. Bernatsky, J. Bourbeau, P. Brassard, A. Clarke, K. Dasgupta, M. Eisenberg, P. Ernst, K. Filion, M. Goldberg, C. Greenaway, S. Kahn, M. Klein, A. Marelli, N. Mayo, N. Pant Pai, L. Pilote, E. Rahme, B. Richards, K. Schwartzman, M. Sewitch, I. Shrier, V. Tagalakis, G. Thanassoulis
Ob/Gyn: H. Abenhaim, R. Gagnon
Oncology: V. Dumeaux
Pathology: B. Case
Pediatrics: M. Ben Shoshan, G. Dougherty, P. Fontela, B. Foster, C. Quach-Thanh, M. Zappitelli
Physical and Occupational Therapy: S. Ahmed
Psychiatry: E. Latimer, A. Malla, N. Schmitz, B. Thombs
Sociology: S. Clark
Surgery: D. Deckelbaum
Lecturers
J.P. Courteau, J.P. Gauvin, C. Paquette, W. Wood
Adjunct Professors
Asociación Civil Selva Amazónica Peru: M. Casapia
Boehringer Ingleheim GmbH: D. Bartels
Caro Research: J. Caro
Direction régionale de la santé publique: M. Baillargeon, K. Dehaghani, G. Denis, A. Kossowski, R. Lessard, R. Massé, S. Palmieri, S. Perron, M. Roy
Harvard Univ.: J. Brownstein
Independent: I. Arnold, J. Lemke, M. Schweigert, L. Scott
INSPQ: E. Lo, F. Richer, P. Robillard, D. Roy, S. Stock
Montreal Chest Hospital Centre: P. Rohan
Mount Sinai: M. Baltzan
Shire Inc.: A. Koutsavlis
Stabilis: P. Simon
Univ. de Montréal: J. Siemiatycki

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—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)