Stephanie Montesanti, PhD, MA, BA (honours)

Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Directory

Fall Term 2022 (1810)

SPH 500 - Health Policy and Systems Research

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This is a specialization course focused on developing and deepening participants' understanding of critical policy issues affecting health and health services in a comparative perspective. The course will primarily review health policy in the context of Canadian populations and systems. This course also introduces students to the field of health policy analysis and teaches relevant concepts and methods that will provide students with basic skills required to conduct health policy research for the purposes of informing or explaining health policy development, to be critical consumers of health policy research and media coverage of health policy issues.

LECTURE A1 (34226)

2022-09-01 - 2022-12-08
M 09:00 - 11:50 (ECHA 2-135)



SPH 530 - This is Public Health

★ 3 (fi 6)(VAR, 3-0-0)

This course is an introduction to: how the field of public health has evolved, views of health and wellness, determinants of health, social justice and health inequities, systems thinking, core public health functions, community-based strategies and interventions to improve public health, intercultural competence, Indigenous ways of knowing, and the role of evidence in public health planning and evaluation. The course uses a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to respond to a specific public health crisis in real time. PBL is based on the complex problems encountered in the real world as a stimulus for learning and for integrating and organizing learned information and concepts in public health in ways that will ensure recall and application to future public health problems. The course also introduces Canadian experiences related to Indigenous history, treaties, and Indigenous values and creates an environment where students can reflect on their position as individual public health practitioners and their collective role in advancing reconciliation in public health. SPH 530 is the required first course for the degree of Master of Public Health in General Public Health.

LECTURE 800 (34158)

2022-08-15 - 2022-08-19
MTWHF 09:00 - 15:50 (TBD)

2022-08-22 - 2022-08-26
MTWHF 09:00 - 11:50 (TBD)