Program Requirements

The minimum number of credits required for the MHSc Program is 30 credits. Students are encouraged to discuss the program of study with the Program Director. While there are courses that are prerequisites for other courses, if the course content has been covered elsewhere, it does not need to be repeated. Please note that students will also need to pass a comprehensive exam which covers all core course material.

Core Courses

  • SPPH 400: Statistics for Health Research (3)
  • SPPH 500: Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research (3)
  • SPPH 502: Epidemiological Methods I (3)
  • SPPH 513: Clinical Epidemiology (3)

Other Requirements

Recommended Courses

  • SPPH 505: Scientific Basis for Epidemiological Thinking (3)
  • SPPH 512: The Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3)
  • SPPH 516: Systematic Overviews (3)
  • SPPH 541: Health Services Research II: Economic Evaluation (3)

Please note that taking all the recommended courses does not meet your required credits to graduate and you will need to take additional courses to obtain 30 credits.

Recommended Schedule

Term I
(Sept to Dec)
Term II
(Jan to Apr)
Term III
(May to Aug)
Term IV (if needed)
(Sept to Dec)
SPPH 400:
Statistics for Health Research
SPPH 500:
Analytic Methods in Epidemiological Research
DL elective(s) can be taken Electives (if needed)
SPPH 502:
Epidemiological Methods I
SPPH 513:
Clinical Epidemiology
Electives Electives
SPPH 529: Major Essay (0) can be completed at any time during the program

 

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