Why choose this masters course?

The MPH at International University Canada has been designed to provide high quality education in public health. At IUC, we focus on providing research, evaluation and analytical skills relevant to understanding the social determinants of health in a rapidly changing environment. The MPH is suited to both clinical and non-clinical professionals who aspire to be leaders in their health care organizations, either in the Canada, America or in their own country.

The form of delivery, using innovative, online, distance learning materials and methods is suited to those with busy work commitments.

How is the program delivered?

The program is delivered by on-line distance learning methods using high quality web-based materials, written by highly qualified IUC Faculty.

The factual content of the module will be provided in web format, and you will have access to a tutor from IUC, and your fellow students by means of a virtual learning environment. Materials will be delivered in a variety of formats which are known to enhance the online learning experience. These include screen casts, videos and pod casts, alongside guided reading, problem-solving and on-line self-assessments.

Career opportunities

  • Working for large international NGOs (e.g. Save the Children)
  • Senior public health posts within the Canada, America,UK and many country of the world.
  • Research manager in early child development
  • Higher research training- Ph.D.
  • Monitoring and evaluation officer for AIDS prevention

Application Process

The formal application process will open in April 2012 and details will posted on these web pages.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Understand how public health principles apply to professional practice
  • Assess how the research process applies to public health practice
  • Apply the use of public health tools to protect and promote the public’s health
  • Understand health service organizations, management and economics
  • Critically reflect on the broader influences on health and health care provision

Skills and other attributes:

  • Work independently to define and address public health problems
  • Critically appraise research literature
  • Plan and utilize health services research
  • Design and implement programs which protect and promote the public’s health
  • Work with others to address the broader determinants of health
  • All learning outcomes apply to Master and Diploma level courses. Those that apply also to Certificate level study are identified by a symbol.

Curriculum and Courses

Courses offered in the online MPH program are shown in the table below. Subject to change.

MPH Core Courses – 16 credits

PHC 6001

Principles of Epidemiology


PHC 6050

Statistical Methods for Health Science I


PHC 6313

Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health


PHC 6410

Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health


HSA 6114

US Health Care System (or PHC 6102 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems)


PHC 6601

Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues


Public Health Practice Concentration Courses – 21-27 credits

PHC 6519

Zoonotic Diseases in Humans and Animals (formerly PHC 6937)


PHC 6183

Public Health Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response (formerly PHC 6937)


PHC 6937

Community Assessment and Partnerships – Prerequisite: PHC 6410 or 6406


PHC 6146

Public Health Program Planning – Prerequisite: PHC 6410 and PHC 6937 (Community Assessment & Partnerships)


PHC 6937

Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication in Public Health


PHC 6003

Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases – Prerequisite: PHC 6001


PHC 6002

Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases – Prerequisite: PHC 6001


PHC 6104

Evidence-based Management of Public Health Programs – Prerequisite: HSA 6114 or PHC 6102


HSA 6115

Introduction to Management of Health Service Organizations – Prerequisite: HSA 6114 or PHC 6102


Internship – 5 credits

PHC 6946

Public Health Internship