Clinical Specialty Track

If you are interested in expanding your understanding of clinical medicine and public health, the Clinical Specialty Track is a perfect fit. As a student of this track, you will complete advanced coursework in a number of areas relevant to providing excellent patient care and staying abreast of trends in the healthcare field.

Courses within this specialization examine the power of clinicians to have an ongoing, positive impact on their patients’ lives, acquiring both theoretical and practical skills essential to fostering healthier living. You will also explore Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), delving into the evidence supporting its use and the differences between CAMs and biomedicine.


MHS 516 Special Topics: CAMs

This course is intended to provide students with a general overview of traditional (Western) and non-traditional (Complementary and Alternative) health care/medical interventions and care service delivery. The course will focus on comparing and contrasting biomedicine to CAMs on numerous levels and examine the evidence supporting the use of CAMs.

MHS 523 Health Promotion Across the Life Span

Clinicians are among the most powerful people to cue others to take action toward wellness, prevention, and health promotion. This course is designed to provide health care providers with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills they need to provide high-quality clinical preventive services related to individual health and healthier behaviors throughout the lifespan of their patients.

MHS 524 Introduction to Public Health

This course serves as an introduction to the public health system. Students will review historical developments, explore the role of the government, and study the application of epidemiology to analyze contemporary public health issues.

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I did not know what to expect from a 100% online program, but with expert faculty and staff that are devoted to supporting students, my learning experience has exceeded my expectations. Faculty members are readily accessible and actively participate in the learning process, promoting critical thinking. Through the program, I have developed a better understanding of what it takes to be a leader in healthcare and the skills required to excel in such positions.

- Kendrah Beiler, Online MHSc Graduate 2015