Health Care, Technology, & Place


Note: This collaborative program has closed admissions and will not be accepting students for Fall 2015. ​​

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Health Care, Technology, and Place (HCTP). The objectives of this collaborative program are to:

  1. prepare doctoral students to understand, explain, and improve health outcomes associated with technologically mediated health care;

  2. bridge knowledge gaps among doctoral students working in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are concerned with innovative technologies, diverse settings, and complex work and personal practices of modern health in Canada; and

  3. provide mentorship in interdisciplinary research and scholarship, including leadership skills, negotiation and collaboration, grant writing, and knowledge transfer. Ultimately, the goal is to facilitate research conducted by scientifically informed humanists and philosophically informed physical and social scientists.

Students who wish to enrol in the collaborative program must apply to and be admitted to both the collaborative program and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. Applicants may apply concurrently to the participating home graduate unit and to the HCTP collaborative program. Students follow a course of study acceptable to both the home unit and the HCTP collaborative program.

Upon successful completion of the PhD degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Health Care, Technology, and Place” on their transcript and parchment.​

Participating Degree Programs

Biomedical Engineering – PhD
English – PhD
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation – PhD
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – PhD
Medical Science – PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences – PhD
Public Health Sciences – PhD
Rehabilitation Science – PhD
Social Work – PhD

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