13.5.5 Graduate Certificate in Public Health For Vulnerable Populations
In Canada, the importance of reducing health disparities has emerged as an imperative for health policy makers and public health practitioners. Over the next ten years, jurisdictions across Canada will see rising rates of chronic preventable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, tobacco-related illnesses, and environmental illnesses. These problems are, and will continue to be, particularly acute in specific vulnerable populations.
A. Admission Requirements
A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized educational institution (in a field such as environmental health, nursing, or related health sciences) or equivalent combination of education and experience and have a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits of post-secondary education. A professional resume is also required.
B. Program Requirements
- 9 credits required, to include:
- PHVP 630 (Urban Health and Healthy Public Policy)
- PHVP 631 (Aboriginal Health and Healthy Public Policy)
- PHVP 634 (Public Health for Children and Youth at Risk)
- PHVP 635 (Public Health and Labour Market Disadvantage)
- PHVP 637 (Public Health and Socially Marginalized Populations)
- PHVP 638 (Interpersonal Violence and Public Health)
- achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 in the required courses.
- complete program within 3 years
E. Graduation Requirements
Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.