Under the direction of a thesis supervisor, the student will undertake an in-depth investigation of an interdisciplinary topic related to rural and northern health. The student will be expected to complete and successfully defend the thesis. Please note that students must register for this course for the Fall/Winter and Spring terms for the duration of their Ph.D. studies.
This course focuses on establishing the foundations associated with the use of theory and frameworks and how they impact on health research and the challenges of implementing health research into practice/policy. Students discuss how theory and ideas shape the creation and interpretation of evidence and its application. Students are introduced to several specific health frameworks as examples.
This course focuses on developing skills in health policy analysis to help us to understand the Canadian health care system, and understand policy and healthcare in a broader perspective. As each topic is discussed students will be encouraged to consider how each is associated with potential policy implications of their own research.
Students in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health will be exposed to a variety of research questions from a variety of health disciplines. This will expand their appreciation of the diversity of issues and the interdisciplinary nature of those issues. It will assist in developing an ability to appreciate the need to look beyond a single discipline and a single research method. The course will ensure that the students are exposed to a variety of research methods. Students will be required to register in a minimum of two research seminar courses.
This course provides a strong foundation in a wide variety of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods study designs utilized in interdisciplinary health research. In addition, advanced quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods critical appraisal techniques are applied and discussed at length using publications relevant to rural or northern health. This pass-fail elective course requires highly interactive class participation and the use of advanced critical appraisal skills to provide a detailed and expert level critique of the health research reviewed.
This elective pass-fail three credit course is designed to enhance knowledge and promote critique and discourse on important issues regarding rural and northern health with a focus on health services, health policy, and interprofessionalism. Methods of teaching include: lectures, student oral presentations, and regular interactive class participation.
-Section 01 - Perspective on Indigenous Health and Wellness
This course provides a critical view of concepts, theories, and research that relate to Indigenous health and wellness.
Note: Students may also take additional elective courses at the 5000 or 6000 level from across graduate programs at Laurentian University with approval of the course instructor.