1. HLTH 5801: HSTP Practicum Placement
  2. Frequently asked Questions for students
  3. Frequently Asked Questions for Host Sites and Supervisors
  4. Practicum Placement Syllabus Template

HLTH 5801: HSTP Practicum Placement

This practicum supports students in gaining relevant and practical experience through applying course learning at approved organizations. Students are responsible for arranging the placement with an external partner where the practicum will be held, preparing a learning contract, and completing a field-based project deliverable and final report. Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours and a maximum of 150 hours to complete the practicum as well as meeting the expectations of the practicum site supervisor.

The practicum placement is only an option for MSc in HSTP students who have completed two terms in their program.  HLTH 5801 is worth 0.5 credit and can count toward the Health Sector Electives of the MSc in HSTP program.

Some examples of host sites for previously completed HSTP practicum placements include:

  • Arctic Youth Network (AYN)
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre (CCTCC) managed by Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Institute of Health Research
  • Canadian Integrated Program for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (CIPARS) – Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research at the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch – PHAC
  • COVID-19 Health Portfolio Operations Centre – PHAC
  • Injury Prevention Centre, School of Public Health, University of Alberta and the Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention (CCCIP)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), University of Manitoba & PHAC
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Knowledge Synthesis Group
  • Task Force on Scientific Risk Assessment (TFSRA) – Health Canada
  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital

Frequently asked Questions for students

Frequently Asked Questions for Host Sites and Supervisors

Practicum Placement Syllabus Template

Students who have found a host site, and have successfully secured a site supervisor, must prepare a learning contract and placement syllabus.  The template can be found here – Practicum Placement Syllabus Template final


Graduate and Departmental Administrator: Claire MacArthur – claire.macarthur@carleton.ca

HSTP Coordinator: Dr. Francine Darroch – francine.darroch@carleton.ca