The population health doctoral program is offered through a collaboration of five faculties: –
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Telfer School of Management
- Faculty of Law (Common Law Section)
The program is administratively hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences and governed by the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS). This program is modeled on a framework that encompasses population health issues; determinants and causes of health inequities; and population health interventions, including programs, policies and resource distribution systems.
The program is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of candidates, such as health professionals and health administrators; demographers, epidemiologists and biostatisticians; social, behavioural and legal scholars; environmental scientists; and biologists with an interest in human population health. Students are encouraged to apply the science of their individual background disciplines to issues of population health. They acquire a broad knowledge of population health through courses and the comprehensive examination, and pursue in-depth study in an area of specialization within the population health framework. Students undertake their research in a range of settings (from local to global).