Required Courses

Courses

60 credits are required to graduate. As of Fall 2020, students will complete:

  • 24 credits from required courses
  • 12 credits from the practicum
  • 24 credits from complementary courses

​Requirements for students who entered in Fall 2019 can be found here: PDF icon mcgill_mscph_program_requirements_fall_2019.pdfPDF icon MScPH Option requirements

Required courses

 Fall - Year 1

EPIB 601 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 607 Inferential Statistics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 613 Intro to Statistical Software 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PPHS 602 Foundations of Population Hlth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter - Year 1

EPIB 603 Intermediate Epidemiology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 605 Critical Appraisal in Epid 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PPHS 612 Principles/Pub Hlth Practice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 621 Data Analysis in Health Sci 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Summer - Year 1

PPHS 630 MScPH Practicum/Project 12 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Year 2 - Complementary courses

Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits from each of the following categories:

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 
Health Services Research / Policy Management 
Population Public Health Methods and Interventions 

A further 15 credits must be selected, based on the student’s specific interests, and/or the stream they select (if applicable).

*See the list of approved Complementary and elective courses on our Master of Science in Public Health - Complementary courses page 

Practicum experience & courses

 

McGill’s mandatory Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH) practicum project lets you apply what you have learned in the classroom in a supervised practice or research setting. You will contribute to an organization's mandate, and address a public health problem of interest to you. You will also develop skills as public health practitioner or researcher. Practicums are available provincially, nationally, and internationally.

We work with students to identify placements related to their goals and interests, as well sources of practicum funding.

 

Objectives

  • Develop interpersonal, professional and communication skills.
  • Build Public Health Core Competencies.
  • Apply graduate-level teachings.
  • Grow your network of professional contacts for mentorship and job searches.

 

 For more information about the practicum, see our PDF icon McGill MScPH Practicum Brochure

 

The Practicum Course:

PDF icon PPHS 630 syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

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