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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Epidemiology (Non-Thesis): Environmental & Occupational Health (48 credits)

Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

This program provides in-depth training for graduate students in methods used in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) and the application of these methods to study the effects of environmental and occupational exposures on human health. Students will be provided with tools to critically evaluate studies in EOH, as well as to be able to participate in these studies, learn how to apply specific methods to environmental and occupational problems, and understand how to apply research results to public health or policy. Career opportunities exist in academia, industry, and the public health sectors. Each student will be assigned a supervisor to provide guidance for their project. Research topics must be related to environmental and occupational health and approved by the program coordinating committee.

Research (12 credits)

  • EPIB 691 Research Project in Epidemiology (12 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Students will critically assess research and summarize the findings in a research paper on a health related topic from an epidemiologic perspective. Topic to be approved by faculty member who will direct student and evaluate the paper.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Limited to non-thesis M.Sc. students who have completed requirements.

Required Courses (30 credits)

Students exempted from any of the courses listed below must replace them with additional complementary course credits.

  • EPIB 601 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to epidemiologic concepts and corresponding terms. After an introduction to the history, definition, and purposes of epidemiology, "core" concepts that are relevant in several areas of investigation (e.g., etiologic research, health care research, and community medicine practice) will be presented.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Koski, Alissa (Fall)

  • EPIB 603 Intermediate Epidemiology (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Concepts and methods for epidemiology at the intermediate level, including causation, measures of disease occurrence and effect, study designs, biases in epidemiologic research, interaction, and data analysis for categorical and survival data using statistical software.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Weichenthal, Scott Andrew (Winter)

  • EPIB 605 Critical Appraisal in Epidemiology (1 credit)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : This course provides the opportunity to develop skills to critically evaluate evidence presented in the biomedical and health sciences literature, based on the concepts acquired in the epidemiology introductory courses.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Sewitch, Maida; Tamblyn, Robyn; Infante-Rivard, Claire; Rahme, Elham; Nakhla, Meranda (Winter)

  • EPIB 607 Inferential Statistics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Introduction to the basic principles of statistical inference used in clinical and epidemiologic research. Topics include variability; methods of processing and describing data; sampling and sampling distributions; inferences regarding means and proportions, non-parametric methods, regression and correlation.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Bhatnagar, Sahir (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): A first year course in undergraduate differential and integral calculus.

  • EPIB 613 Introduction to Statistical Software (1 credit)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Introduction to statistical software and data management; including basics of entering, manipulating data and elementary statistical analysis, SAS software, with reference to other packages of potential interest to students (R, Stata, SPSS).

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Epidemiology stream program or permission of instructor.

  • EPIB 621 Data Analysis in Health Sciences (4 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Univariate and multivariate statistical techniques for continuous categorical and survival data. Topics include generalized linear models, multiple linear and logistic regression, introductory survival analysis, model selection. Maximum likelihood and Bayesean approaches will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Golchi, Shirin (Winter)

  • EPIB 684 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Topics in environmental health sciences: principles of exposure assessment and of toxicology.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Hales, Barbara F; Mann, Koren Kathleen; Robaire, Bernard; Basu, Niladri; Baumgartner, Jill (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students pursuing a career in Environmental Health Sciences or with permission of the course instructors. Not open to students who have taken or are taking EXMD 670 or NRSC 670 or PHAR 670.

  • EPIB 685 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Topics in environmental health sciences: principles of environmental epidemiology.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in the Environmental Health Sciences or permission of the course instructors. Not open to students who have taken or are taking EXMD 671 or NRSC 671 or PHAR 671.

  • EPIB 686 Environmental Health Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : The seminar will promote critical thinking among students regarding current topics in environmental and occupational health. The course will comprise critical review of papers and topics from the literature, discussion of key studies in environmental health, student presentations, presentations by outside speakers, presentation of novel methods by students and faculty, and other topics.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Weichenthal, Scott Andrew (Winter)

    • Available to all graduate students in EBOH, and with approval of instructors to students in other departments in which health or epidemiology is taught. Students in EBOH will be given priority.

  • PPHS 602 Foundations of Population Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    PPHS : Introduction to population health and the conceptual basis of the population health approach to measuring disease occurrence and to prevention. Fundamentals of, and methods for, studying burden of disease in population, and how these differ across time, space, and groups. Topics include population dynamics, denominators, occurrence of events, time, person and place, health indicators, standardization, life tables, age, cohort and period effects, disease surveillance and vital statistics. Introduction to the concepts and principles of measurement including measurement error, validity, reliability, and accuracy.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Baumgartner, Jill (Fall)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of coursework, at the 500 level or higher, chosen in consultation with the student's academic adviser or supervisor. Complementary courses are meant to further the student's general knowledge in environment, environmental health, methodologies, and related aspects to a student's project.

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences—2021-2022 (last updated Jun. 8, 2021) (disclaimer)
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