The Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, located in the Faculty of Medicine, offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MSc) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Epidemiology.
The purpose of the PhD program is to develop graduates who are capable, independent epidemiological researchers, and who display a probing and enquiring approach to science while maintaining a high level of scientific integrity.
Faculty members of the Department come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and interests and are engaged in extensive collaborations with other groups. Their research falls within two broad fields:
Descriptive and analytic epidemiology;
- Applied and clinical epidemiology.
Further information is posted on the program website.
The program is offered on a full-time basis. Most of the courses are offered in English. Research activities can be conducted either in English, French or both, depending on the language skills of the thesis supervisor.
In accordance with the University of Ottawa regulation, students have a right to produce their work, their thesis, and to answer examination questions in French or in English.
The programs operate within the framework of the “General Regulations” of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) of the University of Ottawa, which are posted on the FGPS website.