Distinctive features of our MSc program in Health Science, Technology and Policy (HSTP) include an emphasis on skill acquisition, using problem-based approaches to understand health issues and sectors, and participation in collaborative interdisciplinary research projects. The program design is facilitated by the cohort model, which allows for collaboration between students from various academic backgrounds to improve their understanding of complex problems in the broad field of health, and provides opportunities for students to enhance their learning experience by working together. The professional relationships formed by students in each cohort, as well as the opportunities to meet and work with experts across health sectors and disciplines, will provide additional value to students as they prepare for their professional careers.
We also offer two diplomas in this area, one for current students and one for professionals.
Read more about research being done by HSTP students from e-cigarettes and vaccinations to the quality of health care in rural communities.
Opportunities for networking and employment in the health sector abound in Ottawa as the national capital is home to many public sector and non-government agencies, including the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Canadian Medical Association, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as hospitals and a range of community organizations.