UBC Master of Public Health Overview
Public health is the science and art of health surveillance, disease prevention, and health promotion through the organized efforts of society. Our MPH program at UBC develops public health leaders to work in local, regional, national and international settings through emphasis on leadership skills, linkage with public health agencies and departments, and a commitment to managing uncertainty and change in a global context. The MPH program facilitates the integration of theory and knowledge in the biological, quantitative, and social sciences for use in public health setting to improve the health of Canadians and international populations.
We work hard to develop a sense of community among students and to remain accountable to the communities we serve through taking direction from a community advisory committee, and sustaining relations with alumni and partners. Our program offers relevant, tailored and applied learning opportunities through a comprehensive practicum experience, in community, laboratory, or clinical settings. We ensure accessibility of our program to the public health workforce through a distributed learning format (starting in 2009) that will provide each course in four on-campus days supported by online curriculum.
We foster creative and critical thinking from diverse perspectives, using frameworks that incorporate analyses of complex systems, ethical debates, and interdisciplinary perspectives.