Keeping your neighbourhood healthy

If you want to develop a better understanding of disease and community health issues, Dalhousie Medical School's Department of Community Health and Epidemiology could be a good fit for you. By the time you've completed your degree, you'll be able to:

  • critically appraise research literature on population and clinical health
  • design and carry out a research study
  • create appropriate policy, program and clinical interventions to reduce disease
  • draw on in-depth knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system, its structure, strengths and limitations, history and principles
  • conduct basic and intermediate level statistical analyses of health data
  • speak publically and communicate with experts and non-experts

What are my options?

A degree in epidemiology and applied health research will give you plenty of choice when it comes to your future. You could:

  • work in government, field epidemiology programs, policy and research institutes
  • go on to earn a PhD or a clinical health professional degree
  • teach and research in academic or clinical settings
  • work for a non-government organization (NGO) or a health-related international organization
  • work with health policy and planning organizations
  • be a consultant

Partner up

Our close affiliation with major teaching hospitals and our substantial amounts of funding will ensure that you have plenty of opportunity for learning and research.

We're also home to the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) and Health Data Nova Scotia (HDNS). We contribute to the regional research infrastructure of the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU), and the CDHA Research Methods Unit (RMU - NSH Log-in required).