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Public Health Vs. Infection Control (Part 2): Applying Public Health Sciences to Hospital Infection Control

This is a 3-part series written by Madison Moon and Alice Silva, who are both Infection Control Practitioners - read part 1 here. Part 2 is written by Madison. I discovered infection control while focusing my MPH studies on biostatistics with the initial goal of developing and maintaining robust data management and [...]

Public Health Vs. Infection Control (Part 1)

This is a 3-part series written by Madison Moon and Alice Silva, who are both Infection Control Practitioners. Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention when it comes to career possibilities that public health students are exposed to. It is a field traditionally dominated by nurses [...]

So, you want to study public health, eh? Tips for applying to an MPH program

Written by: Laura N. Anderson Public health is a great field with many rewarding career opportunities and many fantastic educational programs in Canada. As a result, the MPH programs in Canada are highly competitive with admission success rates of <10% at some Canadian schools. For that reason, it is important [...]

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How my sand collection led to my career (no, not in geology): an environmental health journey

I’ve always loved sand. With each new beach I visited, my meticulously labeled, categorized, and dated sand collection continued to grow until it was too heavy to lift. When I arrived at Harvard as an undergrad, it was this love of nature that propelled my desire to study the environment [...]

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New beginnings

When I chose to pursue a master’s, I needed a program that would allow me to study while working full-time.  Lakehead University’s Master of Public Health offers this flexibility.  Studying and working full-time required a lot of sacrifices such as no vacations to warm climates during the winter months, and [...]

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Falling into Public Health

In the UK, a specialist public health practice is a medical discipline, where you join a parallel specialist register. You can train also train as a consultant in public health, from a non-medical background. However, this is my journey into public health practice - through the medical discipline. I went [...]

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All I want is power

One of the tasks required in preparation of completing my Master of Public Health practicum placement is selecting values I have for my life and career - I selected “power”. The choice of power as a value was one that surprised or confused many who knew me, because it was [...]

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