Training

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OTRU recognizes that involving students and graduates early in their careers is an essential strategy in developing the next generation of researchers and practitioners with a commitment to tobacco control.

OTRU Training Opportunities

Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice

Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice is a comprehensive and evidence-based online course on tobacco control for public health professionals and others working in tobacco control.

Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society

The graduate-level course Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society is offered via webinar to students across Canada through the Graduate Department of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of tobacco and tobacco-related issues from a public health perspective.

Graduate and practicum students may conduct their thesis research under the supervision of OTRU Principal Investigators and Scientists and complete their field practica at OTRU.

Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy

In Canada, the need for professionals trained specifically in public health policy has been identified as a top priority by government agencies at all levels. The Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy fills this niche, providing an exciting opportunity to become intellectually and actively involved in the complex tasks demanded by public health policymaking including: policy change; policy analysis; policy assessment; and policy structures and planning. This training program promotes an active, productive and collaborative multidisciplinary community of researchers, trainees, policymakers, educators and practitioners that works and learns together to address – from a policy perspective – the key issues compromising the public’s health at local, regional, national and global levels.