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McMaster Health Forum | Student Courses

 

Are you a McMaster student interested in learning from Forum experts about making and influencing decisions about how to strengthen health and social systems and how to get the right programs, services and products to those who need it? Whether you’re an aspiring health- or social-system leader, or just want to be an informed citizen, we offer many opportunities to learn.

If you are an undergraduate student, you can enroll in:

  • our health systems and health policy course, which offers students the opportunity to learn how healthcare is different from other goods and services, how governments make decisions about healthcare in different health systems, and how governments are dealing with current healthcare challenges in different health systems
  • our simulations course, which offers students the chance to participate in simulated hospital board meetings, cabinet meetings and World Health Assembly meetings

If you are a graduate student interested in health policy and health systems, and you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in our doctoral seminar, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with other doctoral students from diverse analytical, disciplinary and experiential backgrounds to focus on issues that characterize the breadth of health policy.

We also supervise students and, in many other ways, contribute to the Health Policy PhD program. Contact us at forum@mcmaster.ca to find out more.

Through these courses, the Forum is helping to shape the future of health-system leadership, and providing innovative learning opportunities for senior-level students who have a particular interest in how health systems work at local, provincial, national and international levels and how they can be strengthened.

Other student opportunities that we offer include our McMaster Health Forum Fellow program and our Queen Elizabeth Scholarships in Strengthening Health and Social Systems. Learn more about these opportunities and contact us at forum@mcmaster.ca to find out how you can apply.

Historically, we also hosted global health courses focusing on the critical factors and catalysts that influence global health decision-making processes and governance. Read the archive of Student Voices publications for student insights on a variety of global health issues.

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