The 400-hour practicum placement is a central feature of the Queen's MPH program and many students find it to be one of the most rewarding parts of the program.
Through the practicum, students put their learning from courses to work in a public health setting, deepening their knowledge, skills and experience in an area of interest.
All Master of Public Health students complete a 400-hour practicum placement (EPID 887).
The placement is usually completed in the spring and summer terms of year one, between April and August.
Students work with the MPH Professional Development Officer to clarify their professional interests, learning goals and needs. The MPH program establishes a set of placements in the Kingston area, developed specifically for Queen's MPH students and not advertised outside the program. Students may also apply to publically advertised placements or create their own. All placements must be approved by the Professional Development Officer.
Students secure placements anytime between December and April, with the majority of students finalizing placements in March.
All students are required to pay tuition during the practicum placement.
Here is a list of some of the previous practicum sites that have hosted Queen’s Master of Public Health students.
In Kingston or within commuting distance
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (Kingston Office)
Kingston Community Health Centres
Laboratory Services, Public Health Ontario
Queen’s University Centre for Studies in Primary Care
Regional Cancer Prevention and Screening Program at Kingston General Hospital
South East Local Health Integration Network
Street Health Centre, Kingston Community Counselling Centres
BC Centre for Disease Control (Vancouver)
Central East Local Health Integration Network
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Providence Health Care (Vancouver)
Region of Waterloo Public Health
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (formerly Hincks-Dellcrest Centre) (Toronto)
Somerset West Community Health Centre
Stonegate Community Health Centre (Toronto)
Canadian Armed Forces, Directorate Force Health Protection (Ottawa)
Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH), Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa
Public Health Agency of Canada (Ottawa)
Veterans Affairs Canada (Ottawa)
Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Health Centre (Tanzania)