1. Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology and Policy
  2. Diplomas in Health: Science, Technology and Policy
    1. Diploma for Professional Development
    2. Diploma for Current Carleton Students

Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology and Policy

Required courses (4.0 credits):

  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5100 Fundamentals of Research Methods
  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5150 Statistics for Health Sciences
  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5201 Fundamentals of Policy I: Policy Analysis
  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5300 Knowledge Translation
  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5350 New Health Technologies
  • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5401 Interdisciplinary Problems in Health
  • 1 credit in HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503 (when available) Interdisciplinary Health Research Project

Elective courses (2.0 credits) from either of the following:

  • 0.5 credit HSTP selected topics courses focusing on areas of specific relevance to the health sector: Principles of Epidemiology; Fundamentals of Policy II: The Health Sector; Social and Behavioural Health; Environmental Health; Science of Disease; Engineering, Design and Computer Science in Health; and Directed Studies in HSTP.
  • 0.5 credit courses from the list of health-related courses offered by other programs. In order to take a graduate course offered by another program the student would be expected to have previously completed any required pre-requisite courses (e.g. in their undergraduate program).

The course sequence for the MSc program is as follows: 

Year 1 Fall term HLTH 5100, HLTH 5150, HLTH 5201
HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503
Winter term HLTH 5300, HLTH 5350
HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503
Summer term Recommended to take majority of electives
HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503
Year 2 Fall term HLTH 5401
HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503
Any remaining elective courses
Winter term HLTH 5502 or HLTH 5503
Any remaining elective courses

Please note, 5503 is offered only when suitable projects are available.

More information can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

Diplomas in Health: Science, Technology and Policy

Diploma for Professional Development

This diploma is for individuals currently employed, or with the goal of employment in the health sector, who are not currently registered in another Carleton graduate program.

The program structure is:

  • Required courses (0.5 credits):
    • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5300 Knowledge Mobilization
  • Elective courses (1.5 credits):
    • Courses offered by the Department of Health Sciences, such as: HLTH 5100 – Fundamentals of Research Methods; HLTH 5150 – Statistics for Health Sciences; HLTH 5151 – Fundamentals of Epidemiology; HLTH 5201 – Fundamentals of Policy I: Policy Analysis; HLTH 5202 – Fundamentals of Policy II: The Health Sector.
    • Or health-related courses offered by other programs, such as PSYC 5209 – Psychology of Health and Illness; SOCI 5209 – Sociology of Science and Technology; CHEM 5708 – Principles of Toxicology; BIOL 5515 – Bioinformatics; PADM 5221 – Health Policy in Canada; PADM 5229 – The Health of Populations.

The only required course is HLTH 5300: Knowledge Mobilization. The remaining 1.5 credits are to be selected primarily from the list of 0.5 credit courses of the HSTP program. This will provide a common student experience in essential skills of knowledge mobilization and translation through HLTH 5300, while ensuring that the program of study can be tailored to meet the career goals of each student.

Please note, we do not offer courses on the weekends or online.

More information can be found in the Graduate Calendar.

Diploma for Current Carleton Students

This diploma has been designed to offer students registered in various graduate programs at Carleton the opportunity to take relevant health courses that complement their primary degree, and provides an additional credential. Students will supplement their disciplinary expertise with a fundamental understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods, policy, and knowledge mobilization, particularly as they apply to the health sector.

The program structure is:

  • Required courses (1.5 credits):
    • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5100 Fundamentals of Research Methods
    • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5201 Fundamentals of Policy I: Policy Analysis
    • 0.5 credit in HLTH 5300 Knowledge Mobilization
  • Elective courses (1.5 credits):
    • Courses offered by the Department of Health Sciences, such as: HLTH 5100 – Fundamentals of Research Methods; HLTH 5150 – Statistics for Health Sciences; HLTH 5151 – Fundamentals of Epidemiology; HLTH 5201 – Fundamentals of Policy I: Policy Analysis; HLTH 5202 – Fundamentals of Policy II: The Health Sector.
    • Or health-related courses offered by other programs, such as PSYC 5209 – Psychology of Health and Illness; SOCI 5209 – Sociology of Science and Technology; CHEM 5708 – Principles of Toxicology; BIOL 5515 – Bioinformatics; PADM 5221 – Health Policy in Canada; PADM 5229 – The Health of Populations.

Please note, we do not offer courses on the weekends or online.

More information can be found in the Graduate Calendar.