Program Requirements

M.Sc.(A) - On Campus

The M.Sc.(A) Occupational Health Sciences (On Campus) program is taken over three full-time terms and is worth 45 credits. Courses (30 credits) are given over the Fall and Winter terms and a Project (15 credits) is taken over the Summer term or the Fall term (depending on the project, further details below).  Additional sessions may be required, depending when the final project is submitted and approved by the Supervisor.  The full-time program (45 credits) must be completed within three years of initial registration.

Required courses:


Fall term

OCCH 602 Occupational Health Practice 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPIB 601 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Winter term

OCCH 604 Monitoring Occupational Envnmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 605 Physical Health Hazards 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 608 Biological Hazards 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 615 Occupational Safety Practice 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Projects will be chosen either from a list supplied by the Department or from suggestions by the students themselves and at that point, the Chair of the M.Sc.(A) Projects will assign a Supervisor. Please note that in most instances no supervisor will be assigned during the Fall and Winter terms. A presentation will be given by the Chair in mid-Winter with details on the project.  The deadlines to submit a project for evaluation (approved by the Supervisor) are July 15th for Fall graduation*, November 1st for Winter graduation and March 1st for Spring graduation. It may be necessary to register for an additional term (Non-Thesis Extension term) if the final project is not approved by the Supervisor after evaluation.

*The majority of students submit their project for Winter graduation as it is difficult to find evaluators to review the project during the Summer.

Ms.C.(A) - Distance

***This program is currently not accepting applicants***

 

Program Requirements

 Research Project (15 credits) 

OCCH 699 Project Occup Health & Safety 15 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 R equired Courses (30 credits) 

Note: Students must pass the Master's Integrative Examination (OCCH 600) before writing their Project.

Each course has a final (proctored) examination at the end of the term.

OCCH 600 Master's Integrative Exam
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 602 Occupational Health Practice 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 603 Work&Environment Epid 1 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 604 Monitoring Occupational Envnmt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 608 Biological Hazards 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 615 Occupational Safety Practice 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 617 Occupational Diseases 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 624 Soc&Behav Aspects-Occ Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 625 Work& Environment Epid 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 626 Basics:Physical Health Hazards 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 627 Work Physiology & Ergonomics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 630 Occupational Diseases for OHNS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 635 Environmental Risks to Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

On-campus practicum may be held at the discretion of each professor. These sessions are held in Montreal on the McGill University campus. Their aim is to offer students additional specific learning activities. Participation in the practicum is an essential component of the program.

 

 

PhD

***This program is currently not accepting applicants***

 

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.


Required Courses (2 credits)

OCCH 700 PhD Comprehensive Examination
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

OCCH 706 Ph.D Sem.on Occ.Health&Hygiene 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Students are encouraged to take up to 12 credits in areas pertinent to their specialty or in areas necessary to complete their knowledge of occupational health.