Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health (GCIPH)
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Public Health is a 12-credit specialized program equipping students with necessary skills to address public health issues in Indigenous communities through multi-disciplinary approaches and culturally relevant strategies.
Students will receive foundational training in the core disciplines of public health: behavioral science, biostatistics/epidemiology, environmental health, health administration/policy and health education/promotion. These disciplines will be examined through an approach that engages the unique opportunities and challenges of working in Indigenous contexts.
Courses will be delivered during week long Winter and Summer Institutes. Students will complete the certificate on a part-time basis over two to a maximum of four years, attending a total of four institutes and completing eight mandatory 1.5 credit courses.
- SPPH 576 (1.5): Introduction to Indigenous Health Research Ethics
- SPPH 577 (1.5): Environmental Health and Indigenous Communities
- SPPH 578 (1.5): Social Determinants of Indigenous Health
- SPPH 579 (1.5): Collecting, Analyzing and Using Public Health Data in Indigenous Communities
- SPPH 586 (1.5): Indigenous Health Policy in Canada
- SPPH 587 (1.5): Mental Health Care and Delivery in Indigenous Communities
- SPPH 588 (1.5): Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Indigenous Health Research
- SPPH 589 (1.5): Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Health of Indigenous Peoples
Prior Degree Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in a field of study relevant to Indigenous health.