Practicums

DLSPH Masters students can choose to complete a practicum placement that is global health-related. While important, interesting global health work happens in the Grater Toronto Area, students may also travel elsewhere in Canada, the United States, and globally to apply the theory and knowledge gained in coursework in professional settings.

The approach to global health at the DLSPH is interdisciplinary and integrative, bringing together ideas, theories, and methodologies from multiple disciplines. The school emphasizes equity-oriented research; that is, projects focusing on the health challenges of low-income and marginalized populations in all countries and the relationship of these challenges to global, national and local political, social, economic, and institutional factors.

Past global health practicum placements have taken place at organizations like the WHO (Geneva, Switzerland), the Centre for Infectious Disease Research (Lukasa, Zambia), PAHO (Washington, DC, USA), Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (Eldoret, Kenya), Sri Ramachandra University (Chennai, India), and the Government of Nunavut (Iqaluit, Nunavut).

Students have described their experiences doing global health practicum placements as “eclectic, memorable, and inspiring,” allowing them to participate in “incredible and passionate work,” “develop confidence,” and grow as a “health promoter, a public health student, a research, and as a person.”

Contact: Practicum Placement and External Relations Officer

Masters Global Public Health Travel Award

DESCRIPTION

The awards will provide financial support for travel outside of Canada linked to practicum placements addressing global health issues. The approach to global health at the DLSPH is interdisciplinary and integrative, bringing together ideas, theories, and methodologies from multiple disciplines and sectors. The school emphasizes equity-oriented research, policy and practice, that is, work focusing on the health and health system challenges of populations living and working in conditions of vulnerability in all countries and the relationship of these challenges to global, national and local political, social, economic, cultural, environmental and institutional factors.

ELIGIBILITY

All Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH) students whose practicum placement is focused on global health (as defined above) are invited to apply for 2017/2018 Global Public Health Masters Travel Awards. Although students can apply multiple times while registered at the University of Toronto, each student can only receive this award once.

FUNDS AVAILABLE

Reimbursement up to $5,000 will be awarded to students to support a global health practicum placement

HOW TO APPLY

For additional information and full application requirements please read Global Public Health Masters Travel Awards Call for Applications. Applications are due to Vadim Levin at ghoffice.dlsph@utoronto.ca by Monday, March 5, 2018.