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Master of Public Health Program

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The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI) boasts a rich array of scholarly disciplines interacting across a broad range of educational and research areas.

Our faculty members are renowned for:

  • Conducting highly cited research into the nature, prevention and management of health care problems.
  • Conceiving, designing, organizing and implementing ground-breaking clinical trials.
  • Bridging the health and social sciences to better understand and apply health services management, health policy and health economics.
  • Influencing how health-care decisions are made through research and service in health informatics and knowledge translation.
  • Developing and promoting the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine through knowledge-translation research and educational offerings.
  • Pioneering research on evidence-informed public health practice.


Health Research Methodology Graduate Program

Health Research Methodology is the premier MSc/PhD program of its kind in the world dedicated to instilling research-methods knowledge and skills in its graduates, mobilizing them to improve clinical practice, strengthen health systems and enhance population health.

It offers a multidisciplinary educational model drawing on faculty members from numerous departments and disciplines in the Faculties of Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences, including clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, health policy analysis, health services research, geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science.

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Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

This five-year post-graduate residency training program is built on the principles of population health, all levels of disease prevention, health promotion, and health protection. It qualifies medical graduates for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons certification and prepares them for leadership roles in a wide variety of community health and academic/research settings with special emphasis on:

  • • Health-needs assessment.
  • • Evidence-based community health practice.
  • • Applied research and program evaluation.
  • • Economic evaluation and health policy analysis, and Occupational and environmental health.

The PHPM training path integrates the three major components of the program:

  • • Public Health field placements,
  • • Clinical training in Family Medicine, and
  • • Academic coursework.

The new Master in Public Health Program will bolster the PHPMRP to mutual benefit through sharing the additional expertise and by attracting residents who prefer an MPH to an HRM graduate degree.

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Health Policy PhD Program

McMaster University's Tri-Faculty PhD in Health Policy draws outstanding students from diverse graduate training backgrounds, including interdisciplinary health fields, social sciences disciplines, and professional programs.

Its curriculum provides theory and empirical methods for framing, investigating, and answering crucial questions about health policy.

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e-Health MSc Program

This program prepares Masters level graduates with high quality training in the broad interdisciplinary area that spans eHealth.

The program emphasizes industry-relevant academic research and development. Students receive extensive training, and research and internship experience that provides them with unique expertise in enabling technologies that will contribute to advances in healthcare systems.

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Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (GDCE)

A completely online delivered program on the foundational tenets of clinical epidemiology, consisting of four full-term courses. A unique option in Canada, this program offers maximum flexibility for working professionals, students or post-graduate trainees already enrolled in another program, from anywhere in the world.

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