Degree Division
Clinical Public Health Division
Program Contact
Christine Wickens

Degree Details

Program Description

Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) problems account for five of the leading 10 contributors to the burden of illness in Canada. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds work in the AMH field. The MScCH Addictions and Mental Health field will provide graduate-level education to health professionals who are seeking professional education and development in this field.

The MSc CH program in Addictions and Mental Health is intended for academically and professionally qualified health professionals who are seeking graduate level training in this field. The program is also aimed at individuals with an academic background not in an established health profession, but who have significant work experience in the Addiction and Mental Health field (typically at least five years).

Admission Requirements

We advise all prospective students to review the general admission requirements prior to submitting an application.

Program Requriements

Required Courses (3.5 FCE)

Course/Practicum FCE
CHL5004H: Introduction to Public Health Science 0.5
CHL5300H: Public Health Policy 0.5
CHL5804H: Theories for Health Promotion and Public Health Intervention 0.5
CHL5690H: Required Practicum MScCH 0.5
PAS3700H: Multidisciplinary Aspects of Addictions OR
CHL5120H: Population Health Perspectives on Mental Health and Addictions
Plus at least two of the following:
PAS3701H: Research Issues in the Addictions 0.5
CHL5417H: Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society 0.5
CHL5610H: Theory and Practice of Behaviour Change in Primary Care 0.5
SWK4616H: Drug Dependence: Interventive Approaches 0.5

Elective Courses (1.5 FCE)

CHL5691H: Optional Practicum MScCH 0.5
Elective Courses 1.0-1.5

Students are encouraged to take elective courses that will enhance their learning experience and/or provide focused study on a particular topic. Please check the DLSPH timetable for a list of courses available each academic year.

If you have any questions about the appropriateness of a course, please speak with the Program Director for Addictions and Mental Health.

Other Educational Opportunities

Global Health Emphasis
Collaborative Programs

If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact Christine Wickens or Branka Agic.